Category: Open Slate

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Secularism on Paper

  Food is one of the most important aspects in any culture. In fact the very dynamism of a culture centers on ‘What you eat, where you eat and with whom you eat’. Months back...






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The Alarming Existence of Fake Rice

For the past decade or so, China’s name has been dragged across international media, whenever a counterfeit items‘existence is proven. The country has had notorious reputation for counterfeiting everything from iPhone to clothes to foods....






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Kashmir – Is It A Tamil Word?

It was few years back; few researchers claimed Jesus studied in the present day Kashmir. A research attributed to it states, the language spoken at that point of time in Kashmir seemed to be a...






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Backlash on Big Game Hunting

The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe has suddenly sparked debates on the trophy hunting. Big game Hunting – often associated with the hunting of African Big Five (lion, elephant, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo and...






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“Malice” – Planting the Perfect Motive

Japanese author Keigo Higashino (ludicrously dubbed as ‘Japanese Stieg Larsson’) is best known for his crime & murder mystery novels that have carefully wound back-stories and characters with enough psychological depth. Higashino hasn’t entirely reconstructed...






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The Food Safety Scare

The recent Maggi Noodles revelation has woken up the masses regarding food safety standards and dangerously high lead levels in the popular snack. On June 5th , Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI),...