Monthly Archives May 2016

This Pic of Bhutan’s King Chopping Onions and Chillies is Trending

This is the same country that uses the concept of ‘Gross National Happiness’ to measure and encourage the happiness quotient among citizens.

This Photo Of Bhutan’s King Cooking For Children Is A Lesson In Humility We All Need To Learn

This picture of Bhutan's King Jigme Wangchuck is currently trending on Facebook.

This picture of Bhutan’s King Jigme Wangchuck is currently trending on Facebook.

  1. Bhutan’s King was pictured subverting protocol and chopping vegetables.
  2. He did so to help prepare a meal for students of a school in Mongar.
  3. The photograph was tweeted by Harsh Goenka, chairman of RPG Enterprises.

He trended earlier this year after planting over one lakh trees to celebrate the birth of his son and now, Bhutan’s King Jigme Wangchuck has found social media fame once again...

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On poverty and prosperity, lot done, lot to do

The rapid decline in India’s poverty levels over the last decade augurs well for the country’s efforts to eradicate poverty.

High growth in India has not led to as rapid a reduction of poverty as might have been expected.

High growth in India has not led to as rapid a reduction of poverty as might have been expected. (Express Archive)

The rapid decline in India’s poverty levels over the last decade augurs well for the country’s efforts to eradicate poverty. Though the decline was faster and more broad-based than in the preceding decades, examples from across the developing world suggest it could have been more inclusive and responsive to economic growth.

India has made tremendous progress in reducing absolute poverty in the past two decades...

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6 Inspiring Convocation Speeches

Speaking to graduating students in Delhi, Raghuram Rajan joked that his words might be soon forgotten. ETPanache rounds up lectures that stayed with you long after they were delivered
It has been the season of convoca tion speeches. Last week Larry Ellison exhorted students not to put too high a premium on mon ey. Not long before that RBI governor Raghuram Rajan delivered the convocation address at the Shiv Nadar University in Delhi. He began the address by saying, “If you even remember a word I say a few years from now, I will have surpassed the average convocation speaker.“Rajan may think that most students don’t remember their graduation address...
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Daughters Recreate Their Mothers’ Wedding Photos

Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 8, 2016 and people all over the world celebrate this day to appreciate a mom’s hard efforts. Happy Mother’s Day to our super hero!

Someone has rightly said that, “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” We all know mothers prayers for her children is one of the most pure love that one can find in this universe. This love consist of wisdom, grace, strength and several other things that a mother gifts to her children.
A mother is every child’s best friend and before a child actually faces a trouble in life, a mother is always ready with her basket full of solutions to make her children feel absolutely relaxed...
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More than 1,020 families hit by 1984 riots to be given Rs 2 lakh

In this file photo, 1984 riots victim families are seen participating in a peaceful demonstration in support of their demands in New Delhi. — Tribune file photo

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Rs 2 lakh grant for riot-hit families

 As many as 3,325 people were killed in the 1984 riots, with Delhi alone accounting for 2,733 deaths.

 Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved reopening of a scheme for providing a rehabilitation grant of Rs 2 lakh each to 1,020 families, who were affected by the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and migrated to Punjab from different parts of the country.

The decision was taken following a recommendation of Justice (retired) G P Mathur Committee set up by the government in December 2014 to look into grievances related to the 1984 riots.

 A home ministry official said that these cases will be reopened only for a limited period of six months from the date of sanctioning of the ...
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