Investigation of crime and expectations from criminal investigators

Investigation of any crime or unlawful activity is a precursor to bring guilty to the rule of law and deliver justice. Therefore, investigators play a crucial role in detecting and deterring crimes and other unlawful activities in any society, be it the United States from which perspective this article is specially written or elsewhere. In […]

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The role of Income Tax Department of India and how effectively it played its role during and after demonetization

Direct taxes are computed directly on the income of a person, rates depending on the level of income. These include income tax, real property tax, personal property tax, taxes on assets. It’s charged to individuals, co-operative societies, firms, companies, Hindu Undivided Families (HUFs), trusts and any artificial judicial person. The Income Tax Department or IT […]

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Civil disobedience movement revisited

At a time when there is a wave of new form of civil movement under the likes of Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal (founder of Aam Admi Party, now Chief Minister of Delhi) against corruption, there is a need to revisit virtues of peaceful civil disobedience movement used successfully by Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) against British Empire in India and Martin […]

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Gold economics in the time of falling international prices of gold

Last updated:  Nov 27, 2016 India closely followed by China is the largest importer of gold. Around half of the imported gold is used in gold jewelry. Also, gold is a place to invest for tens and thousands of middle class and an upper-class populace who find real estate tricky and stock market underperforming for the last […]

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Future of journalism in India better with social media

Last updated: November 29, 2016 When it comes to journalism, there is an opinion that mainstream newspapers right from The Times of India to herds following it betrayed. What is expected from newspapers is reporting with a human touch. On the contrary, these popular newspapers contradicted themselves by advocating for an ethical society in their editorial pages […]

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Community college in US: An overview

In the United States of America, community college refers to public institutions imparting education at a plane beyond that delivered by schools. Associate’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas are granted by such community colleges. After graduating, some candidates enroll to a four-year liberal arts college or two to three years in university to secure a bachelor’s […]

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The new communitarian movement: What makes it so popular since 1990s

Continuing Erosion-Cum-Disintegration of Moral Order since 1960s Statistics reveals that proportion of nuclear families in US had decreased from 42 percent in 1960 to 26 percent in 1990; rate of divorce doubled while rates of illegitimacy rose from 21 per 1000 births in 1960 to 42 in 1989. These, according to communitarian leaders, speak amply of gradual […]

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Gioconda Belli and Slavenka Drakulic: Contemporary women writers witness to totalitarian regimes

Gioconda Belli (1948) from Nicaragua, Africa and Slavenka Drakulic (1949) from erstwhile Yugoslavia, Europe are contemporary women writers and social activists who witnessed totalitarian regimes somewhat different in ideologies: Nicaragua had a right wing dynastic rule from 1936 till 1979 while Yugoslavia was under left wing communists from 1946 till 1991. In this article, an analysis of these two women writers regarding their roles and experience under dictatorship will be made keeping in context the […]

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Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement

The study ‘Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement‘ by USI(Understanding Slavery Initiative), a UK national learning project which specializes in researches regarding transatlantic slavery and its legacies through museum and heritage collections, reminds that some of the world’s great civilizations such as Kush, Axum, Mali, and Great Zimbabwe flourished in the years before 1500. It was wealth, especially […]

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A Clockwise Orange by Anthony Burgess

The novel A Clockwise Orange by Anthony Burgess raises questions on the manner a typical so-called free society in modern times deals with habitual criminal lawbreakers. The overwhelming question that is examined is if society can curb violence by implementing laws that by themselves are violent. Society is expected to function properly only when people can carry out their […]

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