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THINGS I LEARNED RUNNING MY FIRST MARATHON

About 3 months ago, I was not a runner and could not even run a kilometer without panting. From that to successfully completing my first half marathon and writing about it has been a journey. I was an occasional crossfitter, though. But it also stopped because the gym where I worked out, closed down. But I played soccer regularly, which…

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Kathmandu Air Mishap and Public Services

On the morning of 4th March, 2015, on our way back from Kathmandu to India, we heard a heavy thundering sound, as soon as were ready to take the bus, to board the jet airways 9W262 flight to Delhi. We were of course confused with the sound and assumed it might just be thunder. But we were stopped at the…

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An Analysis of the Four Year Undergraduate Program in Delhi University

Delhi University, the biggest in India, recently introduced the Four Year Undergraduate Program (referred as FYUP) in its curriculum. The FYUP has received immense criticism from various quarters. Many see it as hastily implemented, while others plainly discard it off by saying that it is being modeled in accordance to the west and will merely make education more elitist. While,…

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We also need to Fight Ourselves

On 16 December 2012, 9.30 P.M: A 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern and her male friend were on their way home after watching Ang Lee’s Classic, ‘The life of Pi’ in Saket area in South Delhi. They boarded a chartered bus at Munirka, without any idea that they will themselves be fighting with beasts in some time. Within a few minutes,…

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FROM THE MARGINS, LABOR, PERSONAL

LOCKED TO DEATH

They locked me They burnt me alive I don’t want any more press statements Why is the factory a prison?? I do not accept having to work under lockup conditions I DO NOT! We demand a real investigation, justice and punishment of those responsible We want the guarantee of natural deaths A collective of Writers-artists-teachers-cultural-political activists and citizens of Bangladesh…

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An Ode to Silapathar-The town of Contrasts

Disclaimer: This is neither a travel blog nor a touristic piece desperately written to attract ‘domestic or foreign visitors’. In fact, seeing this in that light would not be justified. It is an article written by a child about the town where he has grown up, about his immense love for the place. I am sure that after reading this…

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