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From Revelry To Repentance – The Transition From Carnival To Lent

The transition from revelry to repentance marks a profound shift in the Christian calendar, encapsulated in the dynamic interplay between Carnival and Lent. Carnival, a lively festival celebrated across many predominantly Roman Catholic regions, ushers in a period of exuberance and indulgence preceding the solemnity of Lent.

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Belles Lettres

Beyond Fossil Fuels: A Just and Equitable Path to a Sustainable Future

For the past three decades, the discourse on climate change and global warming has taken center stage on the world’s discursive platform. Ever since the 2015 Paris Agreement, limiting global temperature rise to within 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial average global temperature has been a central tenet of this discourse. The global average temperature is rapidly approaching this critical threshold.

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The Artist and the Critic

If Ezra Pound had mollycoddled T. S. Eliot when the latter sent his poem, “The Waste Land” to the former for his editorial suggestions, both friends together would probably have given the world “The Waste Land” that could have been a waste of time. Pound made considerable cuts to the original manuscript with his editorial poetic knife removing lines and sections that he considered superfluous or irrelevant.

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Nietzschean Autopsy of Flatterers and Sycophants

The eighteenth-century German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche’s discourse on morality gives some interesting explanations. In his books, On the Genealogy of Morality (1887), and Beyond Good and Evil (1886), Nietzsche talks of two basic forms of morality – master morality and slave morality – that have had an overwhelming influence on human behavior, history, culture, politics, religion, philosophy, social sciences and so on.

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Chandrayaan 3 India's third lunar mission

India’s Small Step, Humanity’s Giant Leap

Human knowledge is cumulative in character. We gain new knowledge based on the cumulative knowledge we have inherited. Therefore, what India achieved for itself with Chandrayaan-3 is achieved on account of what humanity has achieved over time; and what India achieves for itself is achieved for humanity.

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sartorial power play and politics

The Sartorial Power Play and Politics

Though not in deliberate imitation, the new clothes advocated by the dress reformers were much similar to that of men’s more user-friendly and comfortable pants-like dresses. For practical reasons, during both World Wars, many women took to pants as they began doing jobs that were traditionally done by men.

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Milan Kundera author

Death at Home in Exile: The Milan Kundera Saga

Kundera’s criticism of the Soviet invasion led to the banning of his books in the country. Subsequently, he was expelled from the communist party again for the second time in 1970. However, Kundera would not give up his critique of the system he could not reconcile with.

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World Refugee Day Rwandan refugees

World Refugee Day Feature: The Challenge of Angels Unawares

The problem of displacement is looming larger and larger over the years. During the last ten years, the global refugee crisis has risen exponentially. On 23 May 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that globally the number of people displaced crossed 100 million for the first time in human history.

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