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Shutdown In US – The Special, The Astonishing and The Peculiar – PART 2

Let us now go back 40 years. In the year 1974, some amendments were made to the “Congressional Budget Act” which was closely related to the financial proposal. It was because of these amendments that member of the cabinet got some powers to challenge the Financial proposals made by the President of the United States. These powers have been used ... Read More »

Shutdown In US – The Special, The Astonishing and The Peculiar – PART 1

US Shutdown

Although the US has seen many Shutdowns in the earlier years, the Shutdown in the year 2013 was a different one. Around 8 lakh government employees were retrenched from their jobs due to a tiff between the President and the members of the opposition party. Almost 13 lakh employees were asked to work without pay. US which otherwise would spend ... Read More »

The Lost Gold of Germany! – 2

 The issue of German gold has given rise to one basic question and that is whether the Federal Reserve really has any gold left with them?Federal Reserve has claimed that it possess about 8133 tons of gold reserve which is a huge quantity. According to them this gold is stored at the places like Federal Reserve at New York, and ... Read More »

The Lost Gold of Germany! – 1

Gold in Germany

 Germany holds the second position in the world when it comes to gold reserves. Germany’s gold reserve stands at 3,390 tones. However 70% of it is not in Germany. The Federal Reserve of the United States holds largest stock of German gold with 1536 tones; Britain has about 450 tones while a bank in France has 374 tones. During the ... Read More »

Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well! – 3

Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well! – 3 WEIRD Hit and Run to Mollywood  Indian cinema is growing as a business.  However, in fact, cinema is an art and the epitome of art, they say.  A question has been raised if the business of film making is harming the production of good quality cinema.  Some young focused directors ... Read More »

Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well! – 2

Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well! – 2 ENTHRALLING India’s Soft Power Along with a country’s financial capability, defence power, geographical importance, its soft power is gaining importance. A Political Analyst from Harvard University, Joseph S. Nye first introduced the concept of Soft Power. A country can set up its own image at an international platform through its ... Read More »

Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well!

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Hindi Cinema: Special, Enthralling and Weird as Well!              No one would know if this is a real incident or a fabricated one. In the eighties, an international competition was held in India. The medals were being given to the winners by a senior accomplished actor. An international player enquired with his Indian counterpart who ... Read More »

The Special, the Astonishing & the Peculiar

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Every anniversary issue of Daily Pratyaksha has seen a unique theme, selected by Dr. Aniruddha Dhairyadhar Joshi (Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu), its Executive Editor, being covered in great detail, with its multifarious facets being systematically analysed and presented to the readers. The past two years’ Anniversary Special issues of Pratyaksha have been on yet another unique theme, “The Special, the ... Read More »