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People՚s Participation: The Key to Sustainable Development

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Sustainable development refers to the development that meets the needs of the present generations – of all sectors of economy and all sections of society, without compromising on the ability of all the generations to come, to do so. It is the ideal state of balance between preservation and productivity; ecology and economy; and present and future. …

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Are Religion and Rationality at loggerheads?

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Religion and Rationality, both constitutes an important aspect of human existence. Since ages they have defined our objective in life, our world-view, our aspirations, and also the means to achieve those aims and aspirations. However in order to reach to any conclusion regarding the relation between religion and rationality, it is pertinent to unde…

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Combating AIDS: Need for Mass Awareness

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) , unless controlled effectively, will spell disaster for human life. Since the first cases were diagnosed in the USA in 1981, this deadly disease is spreading like wild fire, especially in developing countries. The United Nation programme on AIDS, UNAIDS, reports that a mix of poverty, inefficient public he…

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Practical Aspects of Essay Writing

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Choosing a Topic

Choosing the right topic from amongst a number of topics is very crucial. Topics could be political, economic, social, scientific and so on … Now, the first consideration should be your area of interest. If you are interested in political issues, prefer that one. If in social or scientific issues, choose a topic from that area. Don …

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Should Media have unfettered Freedom of Expression?

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“People without reliable news, Are people without democracy”

This statement aptly highlights the importance of media in our daily lives. We remain in constant touch with the happenings in our surroundings as well as in the distant parts of the global world mainly because of media services. In order to reach to any conclusion regarding the degree of …

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Global Peace

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The concept of peace has the distinction of always having been contemporary or relevant, whatever the age. It is inseparably entwined with the issue of human existence, since to exist, in the case of living beings, must always extend to imply co-existence as well. A definition of peace, shorn of all its technical and doctrinal pretensions, basicall…

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An Eclipsed Childhood under the Shadow of Labour

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Child is the future of mankind. Every child has the potential to be a great man, the potential given a chance to touch the stars. Yet. many children do not meet such a grand picture of reality in their lives.

Under the looming shadow of child labour millions of children are prevented from growing, they are prevented from enjoying their one and only …

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Economic reforms: A long way to go

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In response to a fiscal and balance of payments crisis in 1991, India launched a programme of economic policy reforms. The programme, consisting of stabilization-cum-structural adjustment measures, was put in place with a view to attain macroeconomic stability and higher rates of economic growth. Some rethinking on economic policy had begun in the …

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India in the emerging Global Order

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“The next century belongs to India, which will become a unique intellectual powerhouse … capturing all its glory, which it had in millennia gone by” . These words of Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Director General of India՚s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, shows the new vigor and confidence prevailing in the country, on its march to have a …

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India as a Knowledge Society

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″ Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high where knowledge is free …

Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action; Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. ″

Tagore has immortalized decades back, a vision for the present day. India , which now stands a free, democratic, sovereign nat…

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Challenges to Democracy in India

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When former US President Woodrow Wilson uttered that, democracy to him is the release of energies of every human being; he was not just making a statement. He underline a Universal truth. The very existence of India as a nation rests on the democratic ideas. But today the democratic legitimacy of the state in India is in question because the electo…

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Sustainable Development: Towards A Brighter Future

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We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive - Albert Einstein

Today, many resource economists and scientists fear that mankind may be consuming and destroying the living and non-living natural foundations upon which our lives depend. If we continue on our current path, a catastrophe of fearful dimensions may befa…

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National Integration: An Unending Saga

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The concept of a nation, or a geographical unit with its inhabitants sharing certain basic commonalities, is a modern one. It can be said to have evolved in the 19th century, when national consciousness became a potent force, cutting across regional divides. The existence of state, which is predominantly a political entity, has by far preceded that…

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Real Education: The Key to Human Values

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Real Education is a rendezvous with one self. It՚s a journey ensuring the greatest of all destinations for mankind, a learning process during which an individual makes sense out of jumbled alphabets scribbled on his life՚s blackboard.

A child is born as soft clay, ready to be mould in the way the significant others in his life wish. So, the safe han…

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The Art of Writing

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Writing holds the key to an effective essay: It forms the core for conveying ideas from your mind to paper. The hallmarks of good writing, are the hallmarks of a good communication. The ABCs of this art are:

A: Accuracy, appropriateness, attentiveness to your reader, avoidance of ambiguity.

B: Brevity or conciseness, brightness or buoyancy

C: Correctn…

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Criminalisation of Politics

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Criminalisation of politics is a systematic act of subversion of the usual course of politics by illicit means intended to attain private gain. It gives rise to a kind of situation where there are a great deal of erosion of values, organized violations of norms, rules and principles, dearth of security of life, liberty and property, lack of transpa…

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Must to Remember Points for Essay Writing

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Topic

  • Read the question for your essay carefully.
  • Make sure you understand what is requested of you.
  • Ensure that your objective does not change at any point during your work.

Brainstorming

  • Work in 10 to 20 minutes spurts. Write continually.
  • List words, ideas and expressions as they come to you.
  • Try to write down as many ideas as you can. Keep your mind an…

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