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Meera Gandhi travels to India with 3 Tips


Essentials for Peace, Joy and Success Meera Gandhi, a humanitarian and author, celebrated the unveiling of her new book "3 Tips” in New Delhi and Mumbai in several high profile launch events. Some of the moderators for these events included Suhel Seth, Dolly Thakore, Vinod Advani and Ramola Bachchan. Meera Gandhi and Malavika Sangghvi at Crossword...

GEP: An Ecological Growth Measure of Modern Times


GEP will have four pillars, soil, water, forest and air Dr. Anil P Joshi None of the Nations in the world can claim ecological sustainability today. Somehow if a country like Bhutan manages its environment, however, earth warming and climate change will not spare this state as these are  Global phenomena now impacting each and every...

Year 2023: Leadership in Tough Times


By Nanditesh Nilay We are living in a time which reminds me a few lines of great Mir Taqi Mir: “What matters it, O breeze, If now has come the spring When I have lost them both The garden and my nest?”  After Covid the whole year has witnessed the war and peace initiatives of world leaders across. And now...

Media’s Subservience: A threat to democracy world over


By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni On February 1, 2021, Twitter withheld the account of Caravan, a well-known Indian magazine. That week additionally, Twitter - the self-proclaimed arbiter of truth - blocked over 500 accounts of Indian activists, opposition politicians, and media entities presumably acting under orders from the Indian government. Following an outcry, Twitter reinstated Caravan's and...

Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s International Impact Highlighted during Centennial Celebrations


Dignitaries from around the world pay tribute to Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s work of fostering Hindu spirituality and culture in North America Ahmedabad: Week four of Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s centennial celebrations brought Diksha Din - monastic order initiation, programs on Women’s Empowerment, and international days for tens of thousands of devotees and well- wishers traveling from...

Nepal: Dragon, Elephant and the double edged Khukri


By KS Tomar  With the ascendance of Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' as Prime Minister of Nepal and India's bete noire K P Sharma Oli playing king-maker, the Indian establishment has come a cropper in the Himalayan nation. It is a historical fact that any nation will be considered unfortunate if it has got unfriendly and 'mischievous'...

The elusive smartness of India’s smart cities


By Ankur Bisen  The National Smart Cities Mission was launched amidst much fanfare in 2015 by the Union Government of India. The Ministry of Urban Development was made responsible to develop hundreds of Smart Cities under the mission. The launch of the mission saw palpable excitement among urban enthusiasts, media and more importantly the consultant fraternity. Specific...

Flu season and Covid disturbing elderly once again


By Himanshu Rath  This winter, fresh cases of flu and coronavirus are on the rise again. With past experiences of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, older people are being asked to spend more time indoors and avoid large gatherings again. Further, Covid-related reports and projections coming from China and other parts of the globe...

The Global Mask Story


By Sadhna Shanker The uncertainty that now governs the COVID pandemic is enormous. Parts of the world are reeling under outbreaks, while others wait and watch with bated breath. And appropriate behaviors are again a part of daily discussions! The unleashing of COVID on the world has led to one near universal change in behavior -...