Harvest Festivals of India
Lohri is primarily celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus. It marks the end of the winter season and is traditionally believed to welcome the sun to the northern hemisphere.
It is observed a night before Makar Sankranti, this occasion involves a Puja Parikrama aro
The recent three-day-long protest, led by Puducherry Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, under the banner of the Secular Democratic Progressive Alliance, against Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi came as no surprise, given the strained ties between the two constitutional functionaries
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
It was established in 1985 (founded in Dhaka). Its secretariat/ HQ is at Kathmandu.
It is a regional organization that aims to promote economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific cooperation in South Asia.
It is a group of 8
BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation), 1997
Bay of Bengal (BoB) is the largest Bay in the World.
It includes 7 countries = BBIN, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand.
BoB is the largest bay in the World. It has 1.5 billion, 21% of World's po
Clinical Trials and COVID Vaccine
More than a decade since the human clinical trial of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine — it was controversial and carried out without proper consent on nearly 23,500 girls in the 10-14 age group in Vadodara, Gujarat and Khammam district of Andhra P
Analysis of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
On January 5, the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met at the ancient town of Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia to end the bitter discord that three of its members — Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain, along with Egypt — have had with the
Emergency in Malaysia due to COVID-19
Malaysia’s king declared a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday to fight a coronavirus surge and Parliament was suspended, with critics charging that it was a bid by the unstable government to cling to power.
The surprise move came a day after
India – Nepal ties during COVID-19
In Nepal, however, officials said the resolution of the dispute remains important for improving overall bilateral ties that plunged to new lows last year.
“We have been urging India repeatedly through diplomatic notes to bring the border disput
Inflation trends in India
India’s retail inflation decelerated appreciably to 4.59% in December, from 6.93% in November, dipping below 6% for the first time since March 2020 as food prices cooled. Other data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Tuesday, however, showed th
S. Theodore Baskaran who is a writer, a historian, a naturalist and an activist has won the Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award, 2020.
The award was instituted by the Sanctuary Nature Foundation.
Why he won the award?
Theodore Baskaran was chosen for the award in the light of his dedic
List of all valleys of India
Dzukou Valley wildfire
The wildfire at Dzukou Valley, straddling the Manipur-Nagaland border, has been doused after it raged for two weeks, officials said on Monday.
No fresh fire or smoke was visible.
The Dzukou Valley, situated at an average al
What is Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a broad term used to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders.
These disorders are characterized by problems with communication and social interaction. People with ASD often demonstrate restricted, repetitive, and stereotype
COVID and impact on Schooling
The Union Education Ministry’s directive to the States to launch a mission to avoid large-scale dropouts in schools in the coming year, partly by relaxing the detention policy, should end the anxiety of millions of students about their academic prospects.
COVID Pandemic and India’s New Foreign Policy
M.K. Narayanan is a former National Security Adviser and a former Governor of West Bengal
The year 2021 should see a cementing of the many trends that had their genesis in 2020.
Leadership change in the United States is perhaps the most
Analysis of Qatar and GCC
The Gulf reconciliation summit, in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia, where the kingdom and its allies decided to end their blockade of Qatar, has brought to an end, for now, their long feud.
In 2017, Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)
Social Media and Arrow’s Paradox
By: Siddharth Pai is founder of Siana Capital, a venture capital firm focused on Indian Deep Tech and Science
The mechanics of all elections are flawed. Each country has different rules regarding its voting systems, and each set of rules is necessarily a
Status of Gender Inequality in India
Is the electoral promise of paying women for carrying out domestic work and care work a progressive public policy?
The proposal, put forth by Kamal Haasan’s political party, Makkal Needhi Maiam, has generated curiosity and reopened the old but unse
Dual Currency in Cuba
As per the latest devaluation plan announced in December by President Miguel Diaz-Canel, the CUP’s artificial one-to-one parity with the U.S. dollar has been removed.
The currency will instead trade at 24 pesos to the greenback and the CUC will be phased out in s
Commander Tomy, the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe solo and unassisted in a sail yacht, intends to give another shot at the Golden Globe Race next year.
The GGR, as it is called, is a daredevil ocean race with basic, read vintage, sailing equipment which he attem
All woman cockpit crew
The first non-stop flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru, flown by four women pilots, landed at Kempegowda International airport in Bengaluru at 3.07 am on Monday, flying over the North Pole and covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometers.
The flight was operate