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Indian youth and Politics

Politics in this country has always been associated with hooliganism, characterless, corruption, apathy, despondency, mudslinging etc. The list keeps increasing, and it is hard to find too many positive adjectives. In such a scenario most people - especially the urban, educated youth - wish to keep away from politics. In fact, during the decades before the economic ...

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Making peace with Failure

Avinash Walanj didn't look the kind of teenager who would succumb to exam pressure. Tall and lean, the 16-year-old was known to his family and neighbours as a simple boy who was an introvert and always busy with studies. Avinash who was eagerly awaiting his SSC exam results committed suicide a few hours after ...

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Thinking Beyond Engineering and Medical Streams As Careers

Post-independence, India was gripped under the so called License Raj, and a majority of educational institutions and companies were nationalized. This went on till it reached the tipping point and the government could no longer support the people in terms of generating employment, providing quality education, healthcare and overall improve the quality of people’s ...

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Peer Pressure on Youth and present day challenges

Everybody is aware of the high school social cliques and how such close knit groups shape the psyche of each and every teen irrespective of gender, ethnicity etc. Though such cliques exist in all age groups, they have the maximum impact during adolescence and middle childhood. Being territorial is an animal instinct but the evolution ...

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Do we have a Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain or Axl Rose amongst Indian Youth?

Music does not have geographic barriers but it comes with a strong cultural identity that is highly contextual and aligned with certain belief systems. Music fans, critics, listeners, and musicians themselves have been constantly questioned on the legitimacy of the Indian rock music scene. The answer to this question keep changing - not because of factual ...

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Consultant to the Stars!

Let’s start with this: “Comedy is an empirical science!” We have to agree, because the speaker is David Saltzberg, science adviser to The Big Bang Theory, the internationally acclaimed sitcom. Particularly when he is also an astrophysicist and Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles! In the US professors interact with the local ...

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5 Types of Engineers!
Engineers are a strange breed! Good thing is that we have a list for the kinds that you are likely to find in your college/workplace!

1.The Antisocial:

– This common breed of engineer tends to keep to him or herself and is rarely seen outside of the academic or work environment. When confronted in ...