Poor man’s body on rickshaw ok, cow on ambulance intriguing

Poor Vs cow: India’s 1/3rd live in poverty Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar The world had 872.3 million people below the new poverty line, of which 179.6 million people lived in India, according to a revised methodology. In other words, India with 17.5% of total world’s population, had 20.6% share of world’s poorest in 2011. But, interestingly innocent people are lynched in the name of protection of cows which has been evoking protests from various quarters.  Breaking his silence on the recent spate of lynchings carried out by cow vigilante groups, Prime Minister Narendra…

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Entrepreneurs heading khetiki ore to tap vast horti potentials

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar After the capital of Arunachal Pradesh was set up at Naharlagun in 1972 at the initiative of chief administrator K A A Raja, many from then Subansiri, Kameng, Lohit, Siang and Tirap districts made a beeline to the state capital in search of greener pastures and become part of the state building. Many who landed with high hopes succeeded to become lakhpatis and hazarpatis, many got Govt jobs while many managed to occupy land to build their own houses, but time clicked away to…

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Riba continues mission to showcase Arunachal’s rich culture heritage

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon Indigenous daughter Nyayir Riba continuing her mission to showcase rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh will be performing in Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Studies in Performing Arts under Dibrugarh University. The Centre in collaboration with East Zone Cultural Centre, Sangeet Natak Academy and National School of Drama often conduct various programmes throughout the year. Riba has been invited by Sangeet Natak Academy for the programme as she has been associated with Bhopal-based Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalay (IGRMS) since 2012 after her predecessor Geter Ingo as IGRMS resource person.  Ingo,…

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Hamara Bharat mahan!: 194.6 million people starve daily, a temple earns Rs 2,894 crore pa

By Pradeep Kumar Beyond the Horizon “India is the richest country in the world but the funniest thing is people fail to understand that they are like servants in their nation. Farmer commits suicide cursing god and their misfortunes. The poor in this country fails to recognize the true culprits are poverty. The youths are unaware of the people responsible for their unemployment,” Bill Gates one said about India. Do Indians really earn pious (punya) by offering hairs to god? Does prosperity come to by offering coconuts to god? But…

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Politicians of ‘P’ groups always face acid test!

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Is Govt by the people? If ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ is right, the performances of Modi Govt would undoubtedly be judged by the people in 2019 general elections. It may be recalled that the above adage attributed to former USA president Abraham Lincoln. But he had evidently borrowed the now-famous three-part phrase. In 1384, John Wycliffe wrote in the prologue to his translation of the Bible, “The Bible is for the Government of the People, by the People, and for the…

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India & China changed diplomatic outlook post-1962

Chinese truck at Nampong By Pradeep Kumar India and China diplomatic outlook underwent a sea change post-1962 Chinese war. Beijing knows well that India is the largest consumer nation for its large   production industries. Thus, a state leader who used to oppose China’s claim over Arunachal territory in Parliament was holding agency of Chinese agri industry equipments with office at Itanagar and Guwahati. Had India joined the development process of SE Asia, the prediction of Goldman Sachs that the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies can together be larger…

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GoAP should block all porn sites: Adv Jaya

A crusader for women causes Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar She comes ……does her work reflecting core professionalism, but hardly makes her presence felt, like the common saying: stable water cuts stone  (dhira pani pather kate) in Odiya. On my usual occasional trip on arriving at Oju Welfare Association (OWA) the other day, I saw OWA chairperson Anya Ratan was engrossed in a serious discussion with another young lady. On inquiry, I learnt that she is advocate Jaya Doji, who has been working as legal consultant of OWA’s legal…

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Election is not everybody’s cup of tea!

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar All aspirants anticipating simultaneous polls to ensuing Assembly and Lok Sabah elections have begun preparations on war footing to jump into the poll fray. A senior leader on condition of anonymity on Monday said that “Contesting election is not everybody’s cup of tea though in Arunachal Pradesh after earning good amount of money many think of contesting in election. “Does the aspirant know each and every family, the voters of his/her constituency? What the level of rapport he/she enjoys with the voters? It would…

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Few of 14 Indian PMs left their indelible marks in hearts of countrymen

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar “Life is eternal, man is mortal” – goes the common adage. As death is inevitable, all mortal beings perish. Likewise those who served as Prime Ministers also after playing their roles on life drama left for this immortal world. But few of them left indelible marks by their novel deeds in the hearts of countrymen to cry to their hearts’ content. India since attaining freedom from British rule on the midnight of 15th August 1947, Gandhiji’s blue-eyed man Pt Jawaharlal Nehru of Indian National…

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Democracy: America Vs India

Beyond the Horizon By Pradeep Kumar Is Democratic India a Fallacy? By Nisha Samson “For 66 years and 9 months, democracy has been a filthy word in India. We’re a country that’s crippled by corruption, plagued by illiteracy, ravaged by poverty, torn apart in political scandals, and of course, scams seem to be falling out of the woodwork. However, there’s a greater evil at work here. We may like to cry ourselves hoarse calling India the largest democracy in the world, but if we take a closer look at the…

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