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Peace education

Every society struggles with conflict at both small and big levels. Not only do such conflicts affect the lives of individuals, they also disrupt a country in terms of its…

Water for peace

Water is an important scarce natural resource that is required for several everyday activities. Water plays a significant role in impacting our political and socio-economic decisions. It is a necessity…

Ramdas for peace

Peace activists come in a hundred and one varieties. Some are diehard peaceniks from their student days, others are new converts who spend their early lives fighting and then realize…

Language of war and peace

Austrian linguistic philosopher Wittgenstein says, “The meaning of a word is its use in the language.” This implies that words do not have intrinsic meanings in language themselves, and they…

Learning for lasting peace

The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 24 as the International Day of Education to celebrate the importance of education in advancing peace and development. The theme for this…

A peaceful life

December 8 holds immense significance for the followers of Gautama Buddha, the messenger of peace, around the world. Historically, Bodhi Day commemorates the day when Prince Siddhartha, who grew up…

The people have spoken for peace

Massive protests have erupted in the beautiful valley of Swat – against militancy and terrorism, as thousands of people took to the streets of the largest city of Swat district…

War and peace

Today is the International Day of Peace, as declared by the United Nations. It recalls the noble words of its 1945 Charter to save us ‘from the scourge of war’.…

Uneasy peace

IT has been 10 months since America’s exit from Afghanistan last August. The world now engages with the Afghan Taliban as the country’s de facto government. But there’s no move to recognise…