Jallikattu's Importance In Conservation And Culture Needs To Be Acknowledged

As outlined in part 1 of this series, most supporters of jallikattu have not only been peaceful, but have displayed an excellent spirit of solidarity and set an example for any future conflict with the authorities. It is crucial at this point to analyse issues that provide ancillary support to the Jallikattu dialogue. In this part, we have presented a few arguments raised by the supporters of the sport and tried to reason them out in terms of their relevance. "Two wrongs don't make a r

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Understanding The Whats And Whys Of Jallikattu—Part 1

The Tami Nadu government has passed the bill amending the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act with the support of the Centre to allow the conduct of Jallikattu, a sport  which is considered to be an integral part of the festival of Pongal. At this juncture, a debate on jallikattu is more relevant than ever to ensure that a permanent solution for the issue is arrived at. In the analysis of what is right or wrong about the sport, we need to also know what jallikattu is and what it means to t

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Breathing 'Soul' Into Smart Cities

In recent times, there's been an evident rise in the number of urban centres. Additionally, urbanization is also seen as a yardstick of development. At this juncture, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development has set out "The New Urban Agenda" to elaborate on a model to promote development that is both sustainable and inclusive. The theme of the conference leaves us with a few questions. Does a city mean the same to everyone? Is it a mere engine of

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In Hillary Vs. Trump, It All Boils Down To Connect

Two debate down and one more to go! There has been a lot said about both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton—given the weight of the position that they are running for, the world is watching both like hawks. The purpose of this article, though, is not to review either Hillary or Trump's campaign, or ridicule one or laud the other. Here we want to note our observations on the reasons for the low margin between the two candidates. One theory doing the rounds is where Ezra Klein of the Vox

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