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The rising tiger population of India is leading to man-animal conflict? Maharashtra alone has lost 104 lives in 2022. India has about 3,000 tigers. With focused efforts based on the science of the tiger-prey relationship, we have the potential to hold 10,000-15,000 tigers in the wild. We have 3.8 lakh sq km of suitable forests, but the viable breeding tiger population is concentrated in only about 50,000 sq km area. So, conflict is bound to happen in areas where there is a high density of tigers.

    In such pockets, competition for space is high among tigers, leading to intra-specific aggression, causing evicted tigers to come into conflict with humans.  India and Nepal have done a good job of increasing the tiger numbers by way of on-ground protection, voluntary relocation of villages, and public and political support for tiger conservation compared to all other countries of Asia.

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    Physical retail in India accounts for well over 90% of retail sales. Mom and Pop stores enjoy a large chunk of consumer goods sales which is 75-80%. But they are now feeling the heat of e-commerce players aggressively targeting new segments like groceries.

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In 1851, Seattle, the chief of the Suquamish tribe around Washington’s Puget Sound, is believed to have delivered what many still consider to be one of the most profound environmental statements ever made by man. In reply to a proposed treaty under which his tribe was persuaded to sell acres of land to the colonisers. Seattle wrote to the US president that all things are connected: ‘How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this earth is sacred … Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people.’

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At the age of 72, Socrates was forced to drink the hemlock in Athens just because his spiritual ideas were not in consonance with those with that of the orthodox elements of Greek society. He was accused of creating negative thoughts in the minds of the youth of Athens against the tutelary deities (A tutelary deity is a deity or a spirit who is a guardian, patron, or protector of a particular place, geographic feature, person, lineage, nation, culture, or occupation. The etymology of “tutelary” expresses the concept of safety and thus of guardianship) of the state. Being a fearless man, Socrates courageously faced the tyranny unleashed by the judges who condemned him to death. His last words to the judges were: “It is now time that we depart, I to die, you to live, but which had the better destiny is unknown to all, except to God.”

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Oxford University is said to be older than the Aztecs: The Aztec civilization was a confederation of three city-states in central Mexico. It began in 1325 with the founding of the city of Tenochtitlan. That seems like a long time ago–and it was. But you’d have to go back even further to witness the founding of Oxford University, which started as a learning hub as early as 1096. By 1249, the university had established itself as an educational institution with “halls of residence,” which still stands today. But do you know even before Oxford University started its journey, ancient India had many renowned universities such as Nalanda University, Vikramshila University and Takshashila University to name a few in their zenith? 

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By Kamlesh Tripathi

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