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Age of Consent in Africa: A Source of Family Antagonism

Children occupy a special place in any community. Their vulnerability and precociousness makes them prone to various forms of exploitation which stifle their human development. It is, therefore, important for any community to safeguard and promote the interests of any child within their society. This means we should all have an informed opinion on children’s… Continue reading Age of Consent in Africa: A Source of Family Antagonism

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Face-Off: The Rasgulla Battle between West Bengal and Odisha

When our favourite sweet becomes the centre of a controversy, our attention is bound to be wholly devoted to that. The battle between the states of Odisha and West Bengal over the ‘rasgulla’ may signify strong sentimental values people attach to their much loved sweet, it also seems to be a case of a battle… Continue reading Face-Off: The Rasgulla Battle between West Bengal and Odisha

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Clothing and equipment guidelines of international sports bodies vis-a-vis religious practices and beliefs of participating athletes

To what extent, if any, should clothing and equipment guidelines of international sports bodies accommodate religious practices and beliefs of participating athletes? In his book “Beyond the pleasure principle”[1] Neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud had studied a two year old boy in Vienna. The mother of the child travelled often and usually, the… Continue reading Clothing and equipment guidelines of international sports bodies vis-a-vis religious practices and beliefs of participating athletes

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Call for Papers

Alexis Foundation hereby invites original research papers on the following themes for publication in a book series: Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security Sub-Themes 1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world 2. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them 3. Using National Security to violate/oppress the… Continue reading Call for Papers