Posts by: Patriot Bureau

-September 13, 2018

I met a man named MD Shakir Hussain when I was living in Paharganj. His sister-in-law was our neighbour and was very close to us —like a family member — so she used to visit often. Hussain used to accompany her sometimes. When he sent me a friend request on Facebook, I accepted it. We […]

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-September 13, 2018

The arbitrary application of visa rules in India raises questions on exactly who is being filtered It was a smooth journey from Adelaide to Bangalore on July 31. Apart from some confusion at check-in over how to process the details of my once-used, multiple-entry tourist visa to India, my transit in Singapore was tranquil and […]

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-September 13, 2018

Here’s why petrol and diesel are more expensive now than in May 2014 Narendra Modi was sworn in as the prime minister of India on May 2014. The price of the Indian basket of crude oil averaged at $106.85 during the course of the month. Soon after, the price of oil started to fall. It […]

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-September 13, 2018

What attracts aspiring student leaders to the department of Buddhist studies? A ‘strange’ phenomenon that looms over DUSU elections year after year is that of an overwhelming participation coming from students pursuing their MA in Buddhist Studies, a course run by the Department of Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi. The two-year course, […]

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-September 6, 2018

I have been in this profession for 23 years. As a teacher, I have a problem with how parents nowadays are not spending enough time with their child. I discuss these things openly with my students. I ask them how much time their parents spend with them. They confide in me and some have even […]

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-September 6, 2018

I am a teacher in the pre-primary school. I have been in this profession for two years. What I have seen is that teachers are mostly blamed for almost everything that happens to a student. Suppose in a school bus a child beats another child, then also we will be blamed. One teacher cannot have […]

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-September 6, 2018

Single mothers from Afghanistan are striving hard to make a living in Delhi with a catering startup. But with orders falling short, they find themselves engaged in a grim battle against poverty Khatera began working in a hotel when she came to Delhi but lost the job when the hotel closed down. She then took […]

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-September 6, 2018

Over the years, the Dutch Hospital in Colombo has come to have several purposeful roles while retaining its colonial charm In the early 17th century, Sri Lanka was ruled partly by the Portuguese and partly by the indigenous kingdoms. To rid the land of overbearing Portuguese rule, the King of Kandy called on the Dutch […]

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