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By Sumedha Bharpilania The man who was responsible for materializing the unthinkable concept of a ‘model village’ is now sowing seeds of hope in the hearts and minds of the common Indian person – the hope of achieving a ‘model nation’, one that is sans the evils of corruption. 71 year old PadmaShri Anna Hazare- [...]

National Food Security Act: Facing the Reality

        By Ramsha Alam One Indian child dies of hunger-related causes every minute. More than 60 million tonnes of grain are lying idle in FCI godowns. About 28% of this grain is lying in the open, and without adequate cover, much of it is rotting. The Government spends about twice as much [...]

Cockpit Blues

By Neha Sen  Delays and cancellation of flights are passé. The new danger lurking in the skies are ‘pilots’ who have exchanged their passenger seat for a seat in the cockpit. And like everything else, all you need is a pocket full of pelf and a set of corrupt officials with power in their hands: [...]


By Muskan Bhatia An apocalypse broke over Japan on March 11, when the strongest ever earthquake hit over its coasts. Measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, it generated a thirty foot tsunami which deluged the country’s north-east coast. Successive aftershocks continued to hamper the relief work in the country ravaged by nature’s wrath. If the [...]

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