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Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Category: India

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! “Freedom is my birthright,” said Bal Gangadhar Tilak. This four worded declaration compacts within itself an immense vastness of human social, moral, political, and spiritual experience. The Hindi word that Tilak actually used for “freedom” was swaraj, which means “self-rule”. On the occasion of our 66th Independence Day Celebrations, Tilak’s statement is very much worth meditating upon. 1. To be free means to not be ruled by any power external to us. Continue reading…

Missing Children of India: Steps to Save

Monday, March 19, 2012

Category: English, India

On December 9, 2011, Zeenews reported that every hour nearly 11 children go missing in India (See Zeenews) It went on to highlight the following: In 2004-05, the NHRC reported that an estimated 44,000 children go missing every year with one-fourth of them remaining untraced. The number has shown an increase of 32 per cent over a period of seven years. “If the average number of 150 reported missing children per district (from available data) Continue reading…