Category: Sociology

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Madness as a Construct / Raj Ayyar

So often, esp. in South Asia and elsewhere, madness is seen as a stigma, a permanent condition of an unfortunate few that are not ‘normal’. ‘Madness’ as a construct, rather than a hushed-up essential...

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OneVorld Vocabulary VorkOut / One

Some rarely used English terms 1. The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella. 2. The way it smells after the rain is called petrichor. 3. The plastic or metallic coating at the...

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Those who crave for Khalistan need to answer

On Sunday 12 August 2018, a US-based group called ‘Sikhs for Justice’ organised a rally in London (UK) to demand what it called ‘Sikh Referendum 2020’ in the Indian state of Punjab to find...

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A Paid Job – Vanisha Uppal

  Ms. Manushri Chhilar won the international title of Ms World 2017 by answering the question “Which occupation do you think should be the highest paid?” She answered “A mother and a housewife at...

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Caste: The Achilles Heel of India – Krishan Tyagi

During the recent state assembly elections in Gujarat (December 2017) the Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi not only declared himself to be a ‘devotee of Shiva’ and a jane-u-dhaari (sacred-thread bearing, meaning staunch believer,...