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Teacher's day

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(From Public Domain Pictures)
I got a big surprise, when I joined the Master's course at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.  On the first day of the orientation week, our professor urged us to address each other by the first name.  I didn't feel comfortable with calling the professor by his first name: that was going against my entire notion of learner -teacher relationship.

Ban of Triple Talaq in India and concerns over uniform civil code.

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India's top court banned the disputed triple talaq that has been practised by Muslim men there citing it unconstitutional

What has really made a big change in your life?

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What  made the big change in my life, what else, my marriage.  There is nothing unusual in saying that marriage makes epoch-making changes in the life of everyone, both men and women. However,  this varies according to the culture, you are born in and practice.  I mean how marriage changed me as an Indian woman would not be the same as how it affected a person living next door following a different set of cultural practices. 

I am not saying one has advantages and the other is rot. All have challenges.   

What is our Skin Colour Logic?

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In South Africa, Mmusi Maimane announced his candidacy for DA (Democratic Alliance)in the coming national election. 


Hopes in India's legal system

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The Supreme Court's scrapping of the ‘draconian’ section 66A of the Information Technology act keeps hope in the Indian legal system as well in free spirited young Indians, for the scrapping was the outcome of a public litigation filed by a 21 year old, Shreya Singhal from Delhi

Love- a struggle in India

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Many are in the hangover of the valentine celebration. I never have written a post on valentine love. May be because I did not think seriously about love, as an outside expression, but as something inside, making you feel pleasant and out of this world. 

Kejiriwal redefines Indian Politics- Are people ready for that?

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People in Delhi, the capital state of India, elected Aravnd Kejriwal as their chief minister, for a second time; first time he resigned after a spell in power when he couldn’t implement an ombudsman against corrupt civil servants, his anti-corruption election promise. The second victory came at a time when India's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the right wing Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) that came to power in a landslide victory, last May, started imitating its predecessor, the Indian National Congress led UDF in selling the nation to the rich and foreigners neglecting the common people (Am Admy). Aravind Kejariwal is standing for those common people and its not accidental that his party is named after them, Am Admy Party (AAP). He mauled his main opponent Kiran Bedi the BJP candidate, scoring 67 seats in Delhi's 70 seat state assembly.