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Agriculture Started in West Asia 23,000 Years Ago?

Researchers believe agriculture was “invented” some 10-12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization — Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran — an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. A new discovery … Continue reading

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More Than Half of College Faculty in America Are Adjuncts: Should You Care?(link)

Nearly three-quarters of American professors are contingent faculty. That’s a problem for students. In 1975, 30 percent of college faculty were part-time. By 2011, 51 percent of college faculty were part-time, and another 19 percent were non–tenure track, full-time employees. … Continue reading

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Some Questions on land Acquisition in India- and World

These are the vital questions in the land Acquisition debate:  Is it being done t the behest of World Bank? Is it necessary for the so called development? What development mean for a country like India? Is the farmer and … Continue reading

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Chanakya’s Thoughts on Town and Country Planning in Contemporary World:Are They Relevant?

Some interesting extracts relating to Town and Country planning in Arthashastra composed by Chanakya in the Maurya period is given below: Town, which is congested, should be freed of surplus population, which should then be housed in a new location. … Continue reading

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