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India celebrated International Yoga Day with great fervour with the Prime Minister himself joining people in doing yoga on June 21

Rediscovering Yoga

[By Narendra Kaushik] When Vikalp Singh, a farmer in Nawada Village of Greater Noida, would walk to nearby City Park in the wee hours of the morning to carry out his routine of physical exercises last summer, he would not find many people out. But since last month he has noticed a big increase in the number of people who ...

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Greece – The One Biggest Lie You Are Being Told By The Media

[By Truth and Satire] Every single mainstream media has the following narrative for the economic crisis in Greece: the government spent too much money and went broke; the generous banks gave them money, but Greece still can’t pay the bills because it mismanaged the money that was given. It sounds quite reasonable, right? Except that it is a big fat ...

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Credit: CreativeCommons / Robert Couse-Baker.

After U.S. Equal Marriage Win, the Global Struggle Continues

[By Michael Heflin] Growing up in a small town in Michigan, being gay was seen by most as simply wrong. So, like many young LGBTI people, I sought to hide my identity out of shame and fear of harassment or even violence. I could not dream of a day when marriage equality would be achieved for same-sex couples. Even as a ...

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In Manegaon, Baburao Sadashiv Bhajnavle displayed immense courage when he called off the wedding of his niece twice as neither groom was willing to give joint property ownership. (Credit: Suchismita Pai\WFS)

Meet Men Who Shun Dowry, Share Property With Their Wives

[By Suchismita Pai] Solapur (WFS) – The beautifully framed copy of the Preamble of the Indian Constitution may seem rather incongruous in the rustic home of Siddharam Bodre, resident of Sonalwadi village, but then this father of two daughters has taken the essence of its message to heart. The dusty little hamlet of Sonalwadi in Solapur district of Maharashtra would ...

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Members of a Chinese military honor guard for the Dalai Lama at the Ministry of Defense in Beijing, China, March 22, 2015. | Illustration credits : David Blackwell, under creative commons with some rights reserved

Tibet After the Dalai Lama

[By Brahma Chellaney] NEW DELHI – On the 80th birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, who has been in exile in India since 1959, Tibet’s future looks more uncertain than ever. During his reign, the current Dalai Lama has seen his homeland – the world’s largest and highest plateau – lose its independence to China. Once he dies, China is ...

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VVIP Culture deepening its roots

A video of Tamil Nadu’s DMK leader Stalin slapping a man in the Chennai Metro has gone viral. This news comes on the day when social media has already been ranting against VVIP culture. Here are some choice tweets from #Stalin and scroll on for tweets on #AirIndia When I saw that Stalin was trending, I thought the time had ...

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‘Enough is Enough’ – Rahul Yadav fired!

The drama so far at housing.com As the news that Rahul Yadav has been sacked as the CEO of Housing barely broke and Twitter was already buzzing with jokes about the ‘maverick’ who has penchant for drama. Here is a selection: Starting with IIT Bombay, all Rahul Yadav ever wanted to do was drop out. Then http://t.co/gF5XXYTnSm now http://t.co/BFe8DLWujN — ...

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Participants in the 6th BRICS summit, heads of state and government: Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, President of Brazil Dilma Rouseff, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and President of South Africa Jacob Zuma.| Photo: Kremlin.ru

Taking the BRICS Seriously

[By Shashi Tharoor] BEIJING – Sailing down the Moscow River on a cool evening earlier this month, I found myself in intense conversation with the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress (NPC). Meanwhile, South African and Brazilian parliamentarians were swaying to Russian music and a guide pointed out the sights. The first parliamentary forum ...

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The importance of eating less meat and more plant-based foods for our own health and the health of the planet is backed up by the science| Photo: Creative commons

A Healthy, Climate-Friendly Diet

[By Brahma Chellaney] BERLIN – This December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will hammer out a comprehensive agreement to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming. In the run-up to that meeting, governments worldwide should note one critical, but often overlooked, fact: the single biggest driver of environmental degradation and ...

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Don’t Hesitate to help Road Accident Victims: Government stands by The Good Samaritan

Good Samaritans or people who help road accident victims by taking them to the hospital had everything going against them from legal wrangles to harassment.Thanks to the Supreme Court directive, the Government has finally notified guidelines to protect good samaritans from any civil & criminal liability among other things. The disclosure of the name has also been made voluntary. Imagine ...

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