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PARENTING IS EVERYTHING!

PARENTING IS EVERYTHING!

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-Padmavathy Manoharan Parenting a kid these days has become a tough row to hoe and neither the parents nor the children can be claimed to accept the whole blame. They both will have to share the inculpation of the fact that today's kids are being spoiled blindly. Rapid growing technologies also share equal responsibility for screwing up the children. Parents today never say the word “No” to their children. The parents who have very less time to spend for their children, want their children to have everything they ask for, so that they will be showcased as economically strong to the society. They never want their children to wait to get something they've asked for. Those days, parents used to buy gifts for their children for achieving great tasks like scoring first rank in class o
Why India can have more feminists than individualists

Why India can have more feminists than individualists

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-Sharon Susan Koshy   In India, discrimination against women is two-fold, sometimes, three-fold. Her identity against which discrimination is prevalent comes along with factors like caste, religion, and language, besides their gender. Individualists and egalitarians' focus on an appeal against freedom constraints tend to be concentrated on a big pot of issues which more or less tend to be related to in terms of the self. Feminists look at discriminatory charges and issues with the collective gender-lens which makes the matter close to heart as opposed to reacting against every case of violation of individual freedom. In almost all cases, it is not one particular kind of discrimination at play, but shades and colors of several others. This intersectionality that Hill Collins ...
Are feminists really feminists?

Are feminists really feminists?

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- Padmavathy Manoharan Any genuine person, be it a man or a woman, will sure have no problem with the concept of feminism, because they understand what feminism is. They won’t stand against the equality of women. The problem starts when some feminists voice for equality not knowing the profundity of the term “equality”. They fail to understand that both the genders are biologically different. This is the greatest flaw of the feminists till date. To show their audacity, feminists sometimes tend to provide false evidences. They never seem to understand the strength of women and they try to accuse men, at the cost of anything. I don’t stand against feminism and I never will. It's just that, because of the misapprehension of few feminists, the whole concept of feminism is blemished a
Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

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-Ben Geoffrey        Genealogy of the State The basis of the state is that man is born a social animal and left to himself he is not self sufficing as Aristotle explains “The proof that the state is a creation of nature and prior to the individual is that the individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing; and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But he who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god: he is no part of a state.” Since this article itself is concerning Indian political philosophical foundations, it is fitting to quote a prominent Indian thinker who has influenced many Indians in his life and thought, Swami Vivekananda says “I am thoroughly convinced that no individual or n
Finding Buddha’s Middle way in Educational policy and practice

Finding Buddha’s Middle way in Educational policy and practice

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-Ben Geoffrey The modern challenge is simply to incorporate the best of modernity and our ancient practices, in the field of education is to incorporate the best of modern university system of education and ancient gurukul teacher-student personalized system. The definition of the usage of terms will become clear as we go along. I choose to write this article as a story teller rather than it being boring academic prose. The face off #1 – Modern Education vs Ancient Education Nobody in the ancient world spent so much money or time or traveled 50 miles a day to learn what they had to do for their livelihood. Knowledge of a particular trade was based on within the family itself, as a child watched a father practice a trade the child learnt his trade and practiced it much
Minority rights – an appeasement or necessary for national integration?

Minority rights – an appeasement or necessary for national integration?

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-Ben Geoffrey Necessity for this article Many have claimed that the minority rights in the Indian constitution is a political tool used by the Congress for minority appeasement and the support of their electorate but this was hardly the way it was conceived in the formation of the Indian Union by its founding fathers post independence. I hope to shed some light on this subject in this article. Role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in national integration With the rolling out the Indian Independence Act of 1947 on 15 August, all those princely states(a total of 565) ruled by independent princes were free to join India or Pakistan; or become independent. To avoid the disintegration the Congress party had cultivated political awakening and democratic thinking in the minds of individu
Our society’s misplaced hope on education

Our society’s misplaced hope on education

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- Ben Geoffrey Protasis – misunderstandings of the role of education in human prosperity. The masses seem to think education is a way to a better life. So having associated economic prosperity directly to education, the goal seems to be some how become a graduate. Since the end of education has been defined as getting a degree, route learning has replaced meaningful learning as popular quick means to attain this end. But knowledge gained through rote learning if it is to be called knowledge at all becomes useless in applying the knowledge intelligibly to solve real world problems(Mayer, Richard E. “Rote versus meaningful learning.” Theory into practice 41.4 (2002): 226-232.) This public disposition is reflected in our(India) spending 3.3% of GDP(in 2012) on education while only 0.8%
Dethroning false demi-gods of science & technology and re-evaluating their salvific status in the modern mind

Dethroning false demi-gods of science & technology and re-evaluating their salvific status in the modern mind

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-Ben Geoffrey Science and Technology has captured the hope of the masses Many historical movements and persons and figures in the past have captured hopes of the masses to emerge as their salvific figure and turn out to disappoint. In the case of the modern man, science and technology has been purported by its popularizers, as able to fix all human problems and has captured the fancy of the masses. Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, said “Americans have a lot of faith that over the long run technology will solve everything, a sense that somehow we’re going to find a way to fix it” Are they worthy Saviours Technology to take the test first Firstly few caveats, I’m all pro technology. It has been the driver of human prosperity since the
Sheela Seharawat – a well known dietician

Sheela Seharawat – a well known dietician

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In the world of health and nutrition, Sheela Seharawat is a well known name as a dietitian. She holds her master’s degree in food & nutrition and also she is well known for her kindness and full dedication in her character as well as in profession. She has been practicing as a dietitian since 2006 and she is a registered dietician under IDA. She is one of the founding member of the Diet Clinic, which has  more than 35 outlets and is presently running successfully all over the country. For a short time she was worked as a dietician with Indian Army hospital and now she is practicing individually. While she was doing her internship during her master’s degree she dealt many clients free of cost. She always is an explorer in her profession and has conducted many researches before as
Youngest Business Man of the year 2017 – Suraj Saxena

Youngest Business Man of the year 2017 – Suraj Saxena

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Now a days it is very rare to see a boy growing into a self-sufficient man all by himself. Suraj Saxena, Founder and Director of  Redfort Entertainment is a man like that. For Saxena, it wasn’t an easy road to travel. He aspired to the bigger things in life from his younger days and strived hard each day to understand where he is today. Having witnessed his parents’ separation at the age of 11, Saxena grew up with the fundamental responsibility of being the sole male member of the family. Hailing from an army background gave this 27-year-old entrepreneur a never die spirit and he excelled in his education, extra-curricular activities as well as his career. This Delhi boy aced in his Graduation, Post Graduation and secured complete training by the Delhi Police in 2012. Redfort
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