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SOOTHSAYER’S STORY: REVISITING THE KESAVANANDA BHARATI CASE

On September 6, the nation mourned the demise of the prominent spiritual leader- Kesavananda Bharati, Head of Edneer Mutt at Kerala’s Kasaragod. His death rekindled the discussions around one of the iconic cases in the Indian constitutional history named after the Swami (Kesavananda Bharati). Swami Kesavananda Bharati took charge of the Mutt in 1970 and …

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HIGHER EDUCATION: OPENING THE PANDORA’S BOX

Private schools are preferred over government schools in a country, where most schools are owned by the government, and government colleges are preferred over private colleges in the same country, where most colleges are owned privately. Welcome to the paradox of the Indian education system! The Indian Higher Education system is one of the largest …

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INDIA’S FIRST STEP TOWARDS GOING HYPERSONIC

After over a decade of research and development, India successfully flight tested its Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) on September 7. Seen as a welcomed addition to India’s rapidly expanding defence artillery, it shall serve as a crucial precursor in the realisation of India’s next-generation cruise missile project. With this, India joins an elite club …

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IN PRANAB DA, INDIA LOST A PHENOMENAL RAJNEETIK RATNA

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, one of India’s illustrious politicians and a dedicated public servant, passed away on August 31, 2020. A man who wore many hats in the Indian political arena, Mukherjee has the rare distinction of serving as the union minister of 4 cabinets and leading major international organisations. Pranab, who time and again …

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