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India’s Population: What The Future Holds

Total Fertility Rate in various states in India in 1992-93 Total Fertility Rate in various states in India in 2019-20 Contrary to popular belief, India’s population is not booming at an alarming rate. While there are strains on resources that need to be addressed, implementing coercive measures to unnaturally curtail population growth would not be …

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Sengol – the link to the Indian civilization

Abhijit Suresh and Richa Thakur The recent uproar surrounding the Chengol, a magnificent creation by Vummidi Bangaru under the guidance of Tiruvavaduthurai Aadeenam in 1947, and its installation behind the Speaker’s seat in the new Parliament has sparked intense controversy. People have attributed various meanings to it, from a symbol of monarchy to representing the …

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A Brief Sketch of Punjab Kesari

“The correct thing for us to do is to strive for a democratic Raj in which the Hindus, the Muslims and the other communities may participate as Indians and not as followers of any particular religion.”                                                                                                                         – Lala Lajpat Rai Punjab Kesari, as he was referred to, Lala Lajpat Rai is synonymous with India’s struggle …

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Navigating the colonial ecosystems.

Navigating Deconstruction and protest culture.  As we stand today, at the brink of Indic awakening, we are surrounded by innumerable institutions that operate with colonial influences. We are surrounded by the influences of British and Middle-eastern coloniality. When I say institutions, I don’t just mean physical institutions like our schools, colleges, courtrooms, parliament, etc., I …

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Domestic Workers in India

As per the  National Sample Survey (NSSO Statistics -2011-2012,68th round) an estimated 40 lakh people are employed as domestic workers by private households, of which 26 lakhs are female domestic workers (Government of India, 2019). Reasons for the high demand for domestic workers in India: Contribution Of Domestic Workers To The Economy Issues faced: Current govt initiatives: Way Forward: …

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