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Social Sciences
What’s in a Name?
November 12, 2015
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What’s in a Name?
As a person traverses the corridors of the newly established NITI Aayog, it is impossible to not help but notice the faint impressions of the erstwhile Planning Commission in almost every corner of the building. The words Planning Commission are still embedded not only in the physical infrastructure, but also in the conscience of the […]
Social Sciences
Honesty is the Best Policy
November 12, 2015
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Honesty is the Best Policy
I take this phrase to emphasize its importance in the world of finance and economics by explaining the role played by Credit Rating Agencies in various financial crises including the crisis of 2008. Rating agencies gave high ratings to those firms that had accumulated loans worth 3 trillion dollars. These loans were given to sub-prime […]
Social Sciences
Why All the Fuss About MGNREGA?
November 12, 2015
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Why All the Fuss About MGNREGA?
A whopping 6% of GDP, clinching big FDI projects like Posco and governments’ recent focus on “rights based” approach ranging from Right to Information, Right to Employment to Right to Education undoubtedly shows a hunky dory picture of shining India but dwelling deep into the reality paints an entirely different picture of a rustic “Bharat”, […]
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Three “Rules of Thumb” for a Captivating Scholarship Application
November 12, 2015
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Three “Rules of Thumb” for a Captivating Scholarship Application
Searching for a scholarship and getting one are both equally arduous. More than often, the information given on the website is vague or calls for surfing too many links to get the information that is really needed. Scattered information, unclear instructions and un-answered queries often makes the whole experience as a never-ending ordeal. So, this […]
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4 Scholarships Which You Should Not Give a Miss!
November 12, 2015
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4 Scholarships Which You Should Not Give a Miss!
Fulbright Scholarship Description: Fulbright is one of the most popular international exchange programme, established in 1946. It is funded jointly by the US government and partner nations. The scholarship is meant for students who wish to pursue graduate study or professional exchange courses( for mid-career professionals looking to broaden their experience through attachments with American […]