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Call of duty: Do husbands expect wives to put everything on hold for the home?

Women in the country often ended up being overly dutiful under the tense scrutiny and pressure expected of by society

Published on 14th March 2018
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CBSE exam leak: Why not punish the offenders than making the students take a retest? 

The leaking of exam papers is a perennial feature of the Indian exam scene for the last several years, causing much trauma to the students

Published on 8th April 2018
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Couples at public spaces or violence in the streets: What should be the real problem?

The recent incident in Mangaluru where villagers appealed to authorties to prevent couples from 'indecent' activities, speaks volume about how our society is unreceptive to something as simple as love

Published on 30th March 2018
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Do schools need to change their approach to homosexuality?

The school in West Bengal, which asked ten "lesbian" students to tender a written confession accepting their sexuality brings to the fore the divide between understanding and ignorance to the LGBTQ

Published on 22nd March 2018
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Do we or do we not need to be patriotic?

The writer, John Monterio, is a lecturer who drifted into writing and Journalism. He has authored three books and is the founder of the Bondel Laughter Club in Mangalore 

Published on 22nd January 2018
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From Sikh turbans to Muslims with beards: Why school uniforms may never be the same again in the next century 

From Oxford to India's smallest town school is the usage of uniforms becoming more of a social issue rather than a way to ensure everyone feels equal? That is the question

Published on 9th October 2017
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Have educators responsibilities shifted from being teachers to human shields?

Teachers are now contemplating their current role, which has strayed away from education and is now concerned with the overall well being of their students, fighting students with guns included

Published on 9th March 2018
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Politicians should either learn to bite one's tongue or learn to face the media scrutiny 

The recently elected Tripura CM, Biplab Deb has been making headlines for the stupidity he has been uttering. He is one in a dime a dizen to do so. But, if we ask what for? nobody has an answer

Published on 7th May 2018
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Salman Khan row: Our justice system has proven that certain people are above the law

A trial court in Jodhpur on April 4, 2018  convicted actor Salman Khan in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case and sent him to five years in prison.

Published on 12th April 2018
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Should foreigners teach us manners or is it time we start building more toilets?

Several foreign travellers and artists take it upon themselves to do their bit to clear the walls of paan stains and urine stench. But do we really need foreigners to teach us toilet etiquette?

Published on 23rd February 2018
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Should parents have the liberty to throw out their unemployed adult children?

On May 23, 30-year old Michael Rotondo's parents went to court to evict him out of their house. Should parents have the liberty to do so?

Published on 4th June 2018
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Should school uniforms in state-run government schools change with every party in power?

This is the mysterious case of the changing uniform. By quoting an instance, Monteiro wonders if changing uniforms is worth the financial burden it puts on parents from low-income backgrounds

Published on 4th October 2020
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Should the differently-abled be denied a normal education?

The petitioners argued that the boy was slow but not incapable of giving the exam, which the school refuted calling him "unfit" to give the Class X Boards

Published on 8th February 2018
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Should the fear of violence dam campus elections? Here's a low down on how panic reactions work

Fear does strange things and I am sure we can all agree on that

Published on 10th November 2018
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Shouldn't girls have a greater say in their lives while choosing their life partner?

From forced marriages to marrying off when you are just 10 months old, a girl's freedom is stifled in many ways. When it comes to marriage in India, it is parents who decides their daughter's fate

Published on 23rd April 2018

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