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The Demonetization Debacle: The Opposition vs. Govt, which side are you on?

As reports of logistical problems and rural distress pertaining to the demonetization of currency notes continue to come in, the debate has moved into the Parliament where ideological battle lines were drawn on the first day of the winter session. The unstated consensus was to weed out black money, but …

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Ever Vigilant, Ever Capable: India’s Military Preparedness

DRDO today launched Rustom-2, akin to a combat drone that is capable of actually tracking people. After much delay (slated to have been launched in 2013), Rustom-2 is technically an “Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle” in the “medium-altitude, long-endurance” vehicle category. True to its name, Rustom-2 has an endurance of 24-30 …

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Palpreet Singh Brar makes nation proud, makes it to NBA Development League!

India’s second entrant into the NBA development League, Palpreet Singh Brar  has come to the harsh realisation that there is a  vast difference between the coaching by the West and India. The United States offers a much higher standard of quality coaching with respect to- defence and offence, tactics and …

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Unity in Adversity: Indian Parliament’s Winter Session Begins With A Bang

India’s Upper House (Rajya Sabha) started its Winter session with a (post) Diwali dhamaka, all opposition parties united to declare that the ruling Govt. had pushed the country into “economic anarchy.” Pertinent information has surfaced that the highly dramatic, closely guarded demonetization announcement was hardly secretive. Consequently a JPC probe …

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Snapchat Spectacles : Wearables have never been this cool!

Snapchat has launched its $130 video-camera sunglasses. The glasses are equipped with a camera that connects wirelessly to a smartphone to take and send “snaps”- videos and photo messages sent on its app. To add to the hype, these glasses are sold only through a vending machine (Snapbots) that pops …

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Decoding the American White Male Psyche that has led to Trump Presidency

The shocking result of the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States, was a clear reflection of the US society: Trump is seen as the ‘great white hope’. Primarily men in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, were sold on Trump’s promise of restoring the “glory days”- with men as authoritarian …

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The Downside of Demonetization: The Suffering Rural Masses

While the vision behind India’s sudden declaration that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes were no longer legal tender was to control India’s Black money problem, Foreign Media believes this action to be a grave miscalculation.  Economists believe that Modi’s scheme will have a lackadaisical impact on black money as a very …

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KFA loan recovery: Indians chasing Banks, Banks chasing Mallya

The State Bank of India has moved the Kingfisher loan of Rs 1201 crore  into a category called AUCA -“Advance Under Collection Accounts” which enables the bank to keep the bad debt off their books while being able to pursue its recovery. However, moving of loans into the AUCA category …

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