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“To India – My native Land” by Derozio

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I am not a poet and cannot write poetry but I am capable of appreciating good poems. I had started taking English poetry reading seriously during my class (grade) nine and ten, when we were to study a whole collection of poems as a part of our English syllabus (in I.C.S.E). Poetry had a profound influence on me and to this date I remember quite a few poems ...

Dance Bars Reopened

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It is good to know that the dance bars have been reopened. I think this was a quality and realistic decision by our judicial system which otherwise resorts to utterly failed attempts at moral policing and cultural conditioning of the masses (not to forget the role of the polity in pushing the judiciary). With reference to prostitution, whether the dance bars are open or closed, the prostitution business ...

Legalizing Live-in relationships: My Views

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Update: Keeping in mind the wide variety of people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds viewing my blog, I would like to re-iterate that live-in relationships are no less than a taboo in India and hence this topic. Also note that the opinions mentioned here are my own and should not be used to develop a generic view about a place or thing. Persons who involve in live-in relationships ...

Reservation Issue

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I was browsing through CL's website (www.careerlauncher.co.in/prepzone) and found that they have a discussion board for various topics under the sun. I found a topic on the recent announcement by the government to hike the reservation quota and I jumped in and posted this: ----------------------------- I infer from the Ancient Hindu Texts that Ekalavya was denied the claim to fame by biased Dhrona because he was from a backward caste. ...