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India’s Dancing Monsoon

This year’s October month was different for India in the context of changing climate. There was heavy rainfall in Northern India, especially in North-Western India. The country received 82.5 mm of rainfall during the first half of October. The climatological normal for the month of October is 76 mm. Since 1901, only 25% of October …

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How Reservation for Women in Panchayati Raj Institutions Turned into a Proxy Paradox

Despite the fact that women account for half of the country’s population, their representation in the public arena is limited due to the country’s socio-cultural circumstances and patriarchal structure. India is no exception as just like many other countries of the world, women are underrepresented at all levels of decision-making. As the data suggests, the …

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Liquor Prohibition Policy: the Need for a National Policy

According to the national survey on the extent and pattern of substance use in India (2019), over 160 million people consume liquor and 29 million people are dependent on it. Additionally, 29 million people consume low-grade/hazardous liquor. And, more than 60% of liquor consumed in India contains spirit i.e., Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and …

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