SOCIAL

Book recounts Social Business

Book recounts Social Business

By- Nava Thakuria A review of  “Building Social Business” by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Bangladeshi Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is out of Grameen Bank of Bangladesh today, but he is very much influential in the policy making body of other Grameen sister concerns. And Prof Yunus is now more visible in public lectures, […]

Witch Hunting in Assam – Capital of Black magic to national shame

Witch Hunting in Assam – Capital of Black magic to national shame

By- Sujata Das The history of witch hunting dates back to several hundred years. During the period of 14th to 17th century, persecution of witches had led to the torture and murder of thousands of innocent women and men, even children. Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) was burned alive at the stake for heresy at […]

What we never learnt in 65 years of Independence – Being Indians

What we never learnt in 65 years of Independence – Being Indians

By- Priyankan Goswami More than six decade ago, India transferred to itself the ruling powers from the hands of the British and called itself an Independent democratic republic. Our proud Indian rulers and their new found powers made promises to a dreamy population to eradicate each problem of the country with the best constitution and […]

If you can’t be FAMOUS, be INFAMOUS

If you can’t be FAMOUS, be INFAMOUS

By- Hengul Dutta IF YOU CAN’T BE FAMOUS, BE INFAMOUS. That marketing tagline seems precise for the film Chicago but in real life it has different ramifications. Being infamous doesn’t pay the desired social dividends. That is true because, to use the cliche, I have been there and done that. While on endless walks on […]

Admission by Donation at Engineering & Medical Colleges

Admission by Donation at Engineering & Medical Colleges

As the summer gets hotter, time has come once again for the season of dreams achieved and dreams shattered, time for decisions that can change ones life and most importantly the time parents feel the heat in their pockets. Yes we are talking about the season of results and admissions into higher courses. As the result […]

India – The Danger for Foreigners

India – The Danger for Foreigners

By- Subhasys Das The tourism advertisements in television run across the world shows India as a country of hospitality, fun and frolic. Several tourist campaigns use the ancient Sanskrit rule Aatithi Devo Bhabah which means Guests in India are treated as Gods. Yet, a recent global survey by Forbes Magazine rated India amongst the least […]