"Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."

The quote above was said nearly 50 years ago in 1961 by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy during his inaugural speech when he was being sworn in as the next leader of the United States of America.

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Union Minister Jairam Ramesh speaks to his heart and he has mastered the art of calling spade a spade. He even invites some controversy unwillingly because of his nature. Recently, while addressing a gathering of bishops, fathers, catholic nuns in a golden jubilee celebration of Caritas India, an organization which claims to work for the rehabilitation of people affected from natural calamities.

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We are diverse and naturally we find our unity in the existing diversity, at least we attempt to. Being diversified is not wrong but then managing it is definitely a challenge when it comes to the law and order as well as Education. Let's take Law and order first.

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The debate related to the status of Christians in India is going on. There are two points to this wide ranging debate. Firstly, social, economic and political status of converted Christians and second is growing tension in different parts of the country due to conversion related activities. The second has more to do with the way Church adopt to function in the country.

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Growing up in the sleepy hinterland of Sonebhadra District of Uttar Pradesh, I never realized that I was a Bihari. May be, because the cultural difference among the two was deceivingly minimal. Then I moved to Orissa, and then back to Uttar Pradesh.

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You call me your mother. Many of you know me but some don’t. I am a cow.

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Last week’s episode of the saga that is the euro crisis was a cliff-hanging high drama, writes Clem Chambers, CEO of financial information site ADVFN.com, and author of “101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners”.  That drama is set to continue.  Is a Greek tragedy in store, after all?

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I feel elated to be a Bihari when for long Biharis were referred to as slow thinkers and good for nothing; not because of factual position but because of prejudice based on envy.

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Vatican’s thinking about Indian Christians is not based on facts and that is why Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue of Pope has issued a message on the eve of Dipawali for Hindus. In this message, Hindus have been told to fight against anti-Christian propaganda in the country.

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Muslim world is passing through most difficult times in its history of fifteen hundred years. There  was a time during long years of Middle Ages when Muslims ruled two-thirds of the old civilized world but afterwards their ignorance of what was going on around them caused their civilization to decline.

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