Prasanth Aby Thomas
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Has India Lost the Real Yoga?

Has India Lost the Real Yoga?

Last Sunday the country marked the first celebration of the International Yoga Day with a massive event at the capital which included the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. The PM hailed the day as

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Why AAP won and what lies ahead

The  landslide victory that the people of Delhi handed over to the Aam Aadmi Party is not just indicative of the strong support Aravind Kejriwal and his team have managed to gather in the

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Will India ever be safe for solo women travellers?

The issue of women’s safety in India has been a persistent cause of concern for us, especially in the recent past as more and more women find the courage to speak about their experiences. Unfortunately, despite

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The Winter is Coming, and the Govt should be ready!

It’s been almost six months since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office, amid much speculations on his capacity to revolutionize India and bring in something different from the corruption tainted UPA government period. And

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Learn to say ‘NO’, make life simpler

One of the most characteristic features of today’s busy life is that none of us seem to have time for everything that we want to do. Regardless of where you work, or even how

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Should India worry about Ebola?

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Joshua Lederberg once wrote, “The single biggest threat to man’s continued dominance on this planet is the virus.” There are few healthcare workers who might disagree with this statement. It’s not

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Government tries to clean up India, can it succeed?

When we think of the word ‘India’, there are many images that spring to mind. An ancient culture, architecture, engineers, the list goes on, all quite so romantic and exotic. But the ground reality

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Can ISL make Football Popular in India?

When it comes to sports, Indians never had much options, at least until recently. Cricket, often known as the gentleman’s’ game has always been modern India’s first love, so much so that it receives

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Hong Kong’s Desire and China’s Fear

The modern world mostly sees the value of democracy and personal freedom. There are only a few remaining who believe that too much freedom leads to crisis. Unfortunate point though, is that one of

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The ‘Umbrella Revolution’ and Democracy Woes

The modern world mostly sees the value of democracy and personal freedom. There are only a few remaining who believe that too much freedom leads to crisis. Unfortunate point though, is that one of

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5 Points to Remember When in Despair

Even the most motivated and courageous people, those who exhibit a relentless energy and passion for what they do, have their moments of despair. So it would only be fair that the rest of

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Success comes to those who don’t seek it

Success means different things to different people. The only thing that can be said as uniform across the board of the people in this matter is that success is what brings them happiness. But

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The unbalanced Indo-China equation

Ever since the beginning of the millennium, a much talked topic at least in the global financial circles, is how India and China are going to be the dominant force in Asia in the

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The Inevitability in Politics: Modi’s Rise to Power

These are interesting times in India. We have a brand new government with a brand conscious prime minister. If there was ever a time Indians have felt that they have a prime minister who

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Want to be happier? Here are 9 points!

There are many guides to being happy. In fact, from the time of ancient Greek philosophers we have been trying to find the best route to happiness. This has not been a total success,

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Solitary Moments: Essential for Social Animals

Ever since childhood we learn that man is a social animal, we need one another to survive. This is absolutely true, I agree, but what they don’t tell you at school is that we

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Six things to avoid on the track to success

Taking decisions to do things that would improve your life is fantastic – if you are the sort of person who would remain dedicated and stick to decisions. For the most of us, being

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The power of little things

We can’t deny the fact that we live in one of the busiest times in history. In fact it would even be safe to say that at no other point in history people would

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Travelling: An Essential Part of Education

Among the endless information available online, an often accessed kind is ‘how to’ advice. A lot of them are insignificantly common sense, some deviously misleading and a few others genuinely helpful. Recently I came

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Does Facebook make us miserable?

Facebook has often indicated that its purpose is to connect people. But recently there have been some heated discussions about the impact of Facebook, given the website’s increasing influence on our lives. The debate

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