Yoga is a 27 billion dollar industry. To put it in perspective, it is as big as Tata steel’s assets; and larger than the assets of Infosys, Wipro and TCS put together. And these figures are for the yoga that goes around legally. A lot of what goes in the background never comes out unless someone gets murdered or raped; or skeletons fall out of their closets. Read the complete article in the NRI
Mizoram is the state with literary rate at 95%, second only to Kerala. Not only is the state known for its fast growing economy, agricultural prosperity, natural beauty and peaceful people, over the past few years, the youth of Mizoram has set up a new and wonderful trend. While in most part of the country, people get divided on whether or not Valentines Day should be celebrated, the youth of Mizoram takes this opportunity and donates blood. Continue reading
‘Code is law’ is the famous phrase by Lawrence Lessig, the founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading activists behind the Copyleft Movement. In an era when liberty is increasingly being mistaken with freedom from government, it must be understood that people, even in the seemingly free and democratic Cyberspace, are not really free. Continue reading
Well, the Supreme Court of India set aside a 2009 Delhi high court verdict that had effectively de-criminalized gay sex between consenting adults in private. The Supreme Court ruled that the lower court had overstepped its authority and the 1860 law was still valid.
Was it a good verdict? Continue reading
M.S. Subbulakshmi has inspired many generations, through her divine voice and her rare qualities of humility, compassion discipline and principles of conduct. Her quest for perfection and sincerity of effort were not reserved for the stage. Her own simple lifestyle and donation of most of her earnings to charity were the testament to the person she was. Continue reading
How does it feel if half of the buses and trains supposed to be running are canceled at random? And how long will we stand such disruption? At most a day or two, maybe a week. Well, a similar disruption in the daily lives of our children has been happening quietly for years. About half of the time, there is no teaching going on in government primary schools, while these voiceless students suffer. Read the complete article in Sankalp’s site
Barely two decades ago, India held more than half of world’s polio cases. In February last year, India’s name was struck off the list of polio-endemic countries as there was no case of polio reported in the country for over a year. In three months from now, India will be declared a polio-free nation. A people’s movement indeed, with over 23 lakh volunteers who traveled across the country to vaccinate children, India is on the verge of pulling-off one of the greatest public-health coups in history. Read the complete article in Sankalp’s site