Flag And Nation: The Culture Of Politics


Last week, Karnataka government initiated a move for a separate flag for the state. The demand has triggered a pitched debate on the constitutional validity of the move and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's motive behind it.

This demand received instant criticism from opposition parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party which alleged that political considerations were at play.

The CM has pitched the demand months ahead of the state Assembly elections in Karnataka. Although, Karnataka already has an unofficial red-and-yellow flag, a symbol of Kannada pride that is used for cultural events.

Written by Priyanka Tomar
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MOM: Far From Reality; Cannot Be An Inspiration


With a ticket in hand, as I walk across the pavement, I am not so surprised to see the crowd. There are a lot of women in the hall, which is obviously because of the movie which I am here for.

Isn’t it amazing, the quality which these moving images hold? They grab your eyes constantly for 3 hours. You forget who you are or what you going through, it takes you straight inside the 70 mm screen and makes you feel exactly what the characters are going through.

Written by Neeti Jha
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Shiva and Shravan: What’s the Connect


On coming Monday starts the most Holy month of the Hindu calendar – Shravan. This is the month for Shiva worship, the third lord of the Hindu trinity, the other two being Brahma and Vishnu.

Why is Shiva so important for Shravan, the connection is best explained in the scriptures. As per the Puranas, the SamudraManthanepisode holds a very important significance inthe Shravan month. The churning of the Khirsagar (the milky ocean), referred to as SamudraManthan in search of the Amrit (nectar), took place in this month. During the churning, 14 different rubies emerged from the ocean and out of them, thirteen rubies were divided among the devas and the asuras, However, Halahal, the 14th ruby remained untouched as it had the deadliest poison which could destroy the whole universe and every living being. 

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Welcome To The World Of Honey Hunters Of Nepal


Hunting for honey has been a common practice of many ancient cultures for thousands of years and still today it is a traditional practice by the Gurung people, who are an ethnic group from different parts of Nepal. They are said to have migrated from Tibet in the 6th century to the central region of Nepal. Members of Gurung tribes are engaged in a dangerous and ancient tradition of honey hunting for their livelihood.

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Inclusive learning, Exclusive Attention: Motto of Schools for Differently Able


New Delhi: ‘Inclusive learning, Exclusive Attention’ this is the motto used by many schools which have kids who need special and a bit different kind of attention. These special kids have learning disabilities which hinders there growth, affects their sensory organs and make them different from other kids. There mental abilities are affected by mental diseases such as Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Schizophrenia, Dyslexia and other. 

Written by Neeti Jha
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