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29-Oct-2016

Deepawali Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

Deepawali is one of the most famous festivals of India. Deepawali means "Festival of Lights". The festival is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha.  This festival is celebrated continuously for five days. It starts with the 1st day of Dhanteras...

26-Aug-2016 Srinagar

Kashmir goes the Palestinian way

Kashmir is the replica of Palestine not because of its cultural or ethical identities but due to mutual sufferings and correlated suppression by the alien hands.the  struggle for free and independent kashmir to emancipate It from the clutches of colonial...

17-Aug-2016

An analysis of the draft National Youth Policy 2016

Young people enjoy a critical junction of human lives, where the transition from childhood to adulthood takes place. This phase goes beyond physical transformation rather a set of transformation which entails biological, psychological, socio-cultural and political...

10-Aug-2016

Jupiter transiting in Virgo sign

The most beneficial planet in Vedic astrology, Jupiter, mostly gives auspicious results even though it may be malefic in the horoscope. Jupiter represents religion-spirituality, Prosperity, wealth, progeny, success, wisdom and knowledge. Transiting Jupiter...

03-Aug-2016

The Afghanistan Quagmire: Time For An Exit Strategy

Two weeks ago, President Obama announced that the US will draw down its troops in Afghanistan from 9,800 to 8,400, altering his original plan to reduce the number to 5,500. His decision suggests that conditions on the ground are not as promising as he expected...

02-Jun-2016

5 reasons why Prashant Kishor is likely to fail in UP

So far, Prashant Kishor has only wins to his credit but it is a cruel world out there - one loss and the reputations come crumbling down. According to some poll pundits, BJP’s massive win in the general elections cannot be attributed solely to ‘PK’ as it...

19-May-2016

Deradicalization In Refugee Camps And Beyond

The influx of millions of Syrian refugees to Europe is more than likely to become another source of radicalization that could increase the number of violent extremists among the refugees and lead to further acts of terror in their host countries. Depending...

16-Apr-2016

Why blame the namegame

The perennial question‘What’s in a name?’ is no more relevant. For there is actually ‘a lot’. Especially in this age and time, when name-gamesport has acquired a pivotal place in the profusely creative minds of our torch-bearers and has become a national...

30-Mar-2016

Why The Brussels Attack Was All But Inevitable

The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured more than 200 was all but inevitable. These attacks may well increase in frequency and intensity in many European cities where citizens travel...

03-Mar-2016 Kharar

Maha Shivaratri Festival in Chandaal Yog after 35 years

Maha Shivaratri is a famous Hindu festival. Usually Shivratri is observed on the night of  Phalgun month Krishna Paksha Trodashi. As per convenience, this is observed every year during the  Chaturdarshi (Feb-March) in Krishna Paksha of  Phalgun...

01-Feb-2016

The stone age of Kashmir struggle

The struggle for peaceful and dignified life has marked the history of Kashmir ever since ages but the present epoch has now reached to a stage which is in the hands of a generation knowing nothing but for a stone to find answers to their decades old question...

10-Jan-2016

Makar Sankranti

This festival is celebrated based on the solar year. As per Vedic astrology, Sun transits from Saggitarius to capricorn sign on the zodiac. Sun changes its position from  Dakshinayan (South) to Uttarayan ( North). Makar Sankranti is also known to be...

19-Nov-2015

Why Have Past Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Failed?

No new format for peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can succeed unless it carefully considers the reasons behind the failure of past negotiations to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated. The following highlights some of the...

06-Nov-2015

Deepawali Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

Deepawali is a 5 day festival which begins on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha. It starts with the 1st day of Dhanteras (Bhagwan Dhanwantari), followed by the 2nd day of Narakcharturdashi (Shotti Deepawali), the 3rd day of Deepawali (Lakshmi puja), the 4th...

12-Aug-2015 Alon Ben-Meir

The Syrian Catastrophe and The World's Deafening Silence

The word tragic has often been used to describe the civil war in Syria, but it is a pale description of the raging madness on the ground. The bloodletting and massive destruction that has swept the nation is not a mere tragic event; the magnitude of the...

02-Aug-2015

Collaboration is key to disaster management in South Asian

As part of the Model SAARC Summit 2015, delegates congregating  from all over  South Asia came together to discuss the role of SAARC in terms of ensuring better disaster management for the region as a whole. The session was inaugurated with the...

30-Jul-2015

Empowering South Asian youths through ICT and Media

Region’s influential policy-based youth organization, South Asian Youth Society (SAYS) for the first time ever hosted a shadow SAARC conference titled, ‘Model SAARC Summit 2015 in Dhaka.U.S. Embassy Dhaka sponsored the summit with collaboration from the Ministry...

22-Jul-2015

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About The Iran Deal

The deal with Iran has been generally characterized as either good or bad, and many pronounced it as historic with far-reaching regional and even global implications. I completely disagree with the characterizations of the deal as entirely good or bad, and...

15-Jun-2015

Says incubates country’s health volunteers

South Asian Youth Society (Says), in collaboration with TraumaLink recently kicked off a basic first-aid training for a few selected health volunteers from national settings.Titling as ‘SAYS-TraumaLink Community First Responder Training Program 2015’, TraumaLink...

08-Jun-2015

Identity Tags Dehumanize Rohingyas

Today we argue here some of the issues, which are long-settled couple of centuries back—so not supposed to even raise in modern-day, but we do as feel needed, though unfortunately.  Starting with racial manipulation of identity tags (we been delicately...

20-Apr-2015 Bengaluru

Skull bone stored in abdomen saves youth’s life

A skull bone stored in the abdomen of 20-year-old college student Rakesh has given him a second chance at life. Rakesh met with an accident on March 26 while on his way to college on his two-wheeler. Doctors at St Martha's Hospital, where he was rushed,...

20-Apr-2015

Swami Amarnath Ji Yatra – A Testimony of Faith

Swami Amar Nath Ji Yatra is the most hallowed Hindu pilgrimage of Northern India in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The pilgrimage attracts lakhs of devotees annually from various parts of the country in the month of Shravan (July-August) to pay their respectful...

05-Apr-2015

Iran, Not ISIS, Is The Real Menace

Whereas the international focus today is on how to counter violent extremism, which is behind many of the violent conflicts sweeping the Middle East, the real destabilizing power and sponsor of terrorism in the region and beyond is Iran. Unlike violent extremists...

25-Mar-2015

The instrument of the Devil

Islam is the instrument of the Devil.Islam is supposedly purely peace.But the opposite is seen dailyin the news all the time.Civil wars, rebellions, bombings, beheadings,rapes, pedophilia, long beards and burkas.It's all unprecedented aggression.And of course...

16-Mar-2015

Everything is Going According to Plan

Good progress is being made in Iraq. The army is advancing and taking back ground from Daiish. They have the cooperation of their neighbours, most notably Iran, which has helped turned the tide. The US sent in countless dozens of aerial bombing missions when...

30-Jan-2015

Netanyahu Betrays What’s Best For Israel

Prime Minister Netanyahu has been more vocal than any of his predecessors about the ‘looming Iranian danger,’ insisting that any agreement to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons will amount to nothing more than a technical pause. He has been rallying...

30-Jan-2015

Leading youth to economic self sufficiency

A two days long exciting, interactive and capacity building workshop 'Towards Trans-formative Career – Season II' was organized by South Asian Youth Society (SAYS) in association with IABC | BRAC University in order to introduce the youth of our society...

28-Jan-2015

Successes and failures

Successes and failures come turn-wise in life. And therein lays its beauty. Imagine a life that is strewn with successes alone with no trace of failure. How drab it would be. Especially if you are born with an adventurous side to you, you are little bothered with...

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