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States Can Make It a Win-win for Everyone

States Can Make It a Win-win for Everyone

Historically, migration of people has been a global phenomenon for which there are several instances from different parts of the world. For example, in the wake of the oil boom in the Middle East, lakhs of people, mostly semiskilled labour migrated from Kerala. 

No doubt that the Middle East was more prosperous than Kerala to attract migrant labour, but during the same period Kerala attracted lakhs of people from other parts of India, whom Kerala treats as guest workers. To them, Kerala is what the Middle East is...

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Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

Fists of Fury in the Galwan Valley

From my first term in the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, I participated in boxing tournaments. I was not a spectacularly successful boxer, but I volunteered because I enjoyed the adrenalin rush, the skill involved in dodging and landing punches, and the quest for victory. As boxers, we trained vigorously, and when we entered the ring, we carried the hopes and good wishes of our squadrons and friends. Boxing bouts comprised three rounds and the referee controlled the contest. Between rounds, seconds would...

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Citizen Defenders at the Forefront

Citizen Defenders at the Forefront

Mr Ashith Mohan Prasad, IPS, Director General of Police, Commandant Home Guards, Director Civil Defence, Director General Fire & Emergency Services and SDRF, Karnataka, shares with Synergia Foundation the role being played by his intrepid citizen warriors.PROTECTING THE HEARTLANDOne of the least understood dimensions of the security apparatus of the state is "civil defence." The National...

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