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Prateek Raj
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I am interested in bottom-up development for which I study Social Capital at UCL, London.
I am interested in bottom-up development for which I study Social Capital at UCL, London.

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Hillary Clinton for President
Hillary Clinton could have been a demure and much admired first lady. She chose to be more. She stood at the front lines, not shying away from a fight. Yes, she dreamt of being the first female President of USA. Some may call that naked ambition. I call tha...

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Charity as a selfish act
If a starving man comes asking for food, would you give him some food if you have some? Do you need your ego to disappear before you help that man? No. If instead you find that man not knocking on your door, but crying desperately with hunger at a corner. W...

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Dignity over Reason
In the past we respected tradition and honor. Times have changed, and the dominant idea of our times is the primacy of reason. Now it is time for us to graduate. Just as we give primacy to reason over tradition, its time to give primacy to dignity over reas...

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Pest Control
Anupam Kher says: "घरों में पेस्ट कंट्रोल होता है तो कॉक्रोच, कीड़े मकोड़े इत्यादि बाहर निकलते है। घर साफ़ होता है।वैसे ही आजकल देश का पेस्ट कंट्रोल चल रहा है।" Hitler was a nationalist. He killed millions of people as "pest control". Don't be like Hitler. ...

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Campus- A safe space for free speech
Bravo Modi government for being the most nationalistic government in the world! For making a small leftist campus event organised by a bunch of kids, into a national media spectacle. For giving them national and international media oxygen. For turning sloga...

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Does IIT system do any good?
In conversations many people tell my how not clearing the JEE left them in a terrible emotional state. And all these conversations have made me wonder if the system of IIT is of any good for anybody in India. IITs admit some of the smartest kids (in PCM). H...

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Opinion and Empathy


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Religion in 21st century
If we are sincere, we have to realise religion, and by religion I mean every religion out there is obsolete. It has no place in 21st century and it is time to respect and honour the apostates and humanists who see divinity not in old books or idols, but in ...

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Alliance of Democracies
Why doesn't the world have a closer alliance of liberal democracies? Democracies are unique because they truly reflect eventually the voice of the people. And voice of the people is not against justice and human rights. United States today leads the world t...

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The nomad
If life could be wrapped, In a phone and two bags, If that was all you had, New faces and new flats. Is this freedom or is this sad. To not be home, to be nomad.
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