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Kumbh : The Biggest Spectacle of Hindus on This Earth

The Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred pitcher) is anchored in Hindu mythology. It is the largest public gathering and collective act of faith, anywhere in the world. The Mela draws tens of millions of pilgrims over the course of approximately 48 days to bathe at the sacred confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna, and the mystical Sarasvati. Primarily, this congregation includes Ascetics, Saints, Sadhus, Sadhvis, Kalpvasis, and Pilgrims from all walks of life.

Kumbh Mela, in Hinduism,…

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The king is dead long life democracy. Is it important to live in a Democracy?

IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY?

Is it really important to live in a democracy? This has been a question that crosses most minds of the people concerned with defining international relations at one point in life. It once struck my mind of the possibility of living in a dictatorial government in this century!! The thought lingered in my mind which prompted me to dig deeper into democracy. Through several questionnaires and research I made locally majority of the people seem to be… Continue

Added by Moses on January 3, 2019 at 3:19pm — No Comments

On Democracy: Surpassing Borderlines

  • On Democracy: Surpassing Borderlines



I never had the chance to live in a non-democratic society. Back in the 2010's election, my eight year old self would be found singing along to the rhythm of candidatorial advertisement jingles. If somebody would ask me about my government preference way back, I would have questioned why our country has a Democratic type of government. Why not a monarchial one? With princesses, big gowns, and horses. I was very…

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Added by Beatrice Valen Peñaflor on January 3, 2019 at 7:20am — No Comments

Democracy For a Prosperous Nation

Four a.m. Seated in front of the computer. I am just from bed, where I had been tossing and turning for hours, looking for sleep that was seriously evading me like the plague. This is not the first time. I should honestly sit it down and have a mature conversation. We can’t go into the new year with this dispute still ongoing. Anyway, maybe I should thank sleep for playing so hard to get because now, here I am, writing. Here I am sharing what’s on my mind with you, hoping that you…

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Added by Gail Beryl on January 3, 2019 at 2:00am — No Comments

Why is Democracy Important?

Lavina Joseph

George Washington University

Graduate Student

#essaycontest2018

 

Democracy is a system of governance where a respected rule of law exists which explicitly defines the role of not only the citizens in which it governs, but the role of civil servants such the president, senators, etc. Democracy encourages individuals' rights and citizen engagement (i.e., voting, opinions). A democracy has a functioning bureaucracy and views no one as above the…

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Added by Lavina Joseph on January 2, 2019 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy? #essaycontest2018

Ashley Mdichimma Igbokwe

Cane Ridge High School Nashville, Tennessee

High school 

Democracy comes from a Greek word (Democritus meaning “chosen of the people”). I would define democracy as a system of government whereby the people are given the power to rule their government by choosing who and what is best for it. This…

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Added by Ashley M Igbokwe on January 2, 2019 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Democracy: An End to Gender Discrimination

Lan Truong

The Early College at Guilford

High School

 

Democracy: An End to Gender Discrimination

Glued to the television screen, I waited in anticipation for the 2016 U.S. presidential election results between Republican Party representative Donald Trump and Democratic Party representative Hillary Clinton. Deep down, I had the slightest hope that we would have our first female president. Clinton’s nomination as…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

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Is it important to live in democracy

IS IT IMPORTANT TO LIVE IN DEMOCRACY

 

NAME – KUSHAGRA SINGH

COLLEGE- HARCOURT BUTLER TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT

 

A monumental, explicit and assertive judgement of Supreme Court, the highest seat of judicial authority of India, declared the right to privacy as a fundamental right which bestowed the citizens of India with empowerment; there is spring on our steps and sense of pride which has encouraged me to propose that it is not…

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Is it important to live in a democracy?

Azamat Aubakirov

North Kazakhstan State University

Undergraduate

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Such a rhetorical question brings to my mind the material of the school curriculum about democracy and other forms of power. Many articles and scientific works are written about it, but in practice, in the…

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Added by Azamat Aubakirov on January 2, 2019 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Chelsea Michta

Graduate Student, University of Cambridge

 

Democracy is premised on the normative notion that all people are equal in terms of their political rights.  This in turn stipulates that citizenship in a democracy confers on each person a set of enumerated rights and obligations that ultimately also shape a larger community of people imbued with shared values.  It is this aspect of democracy that makes it the…

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Added by Chelsea Michta on January 2, 2019 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in democracy?

There are two forms of government that is Monarch and Democratic. 

The difference between the two is that

1- In monarch you work under someone.

     In democracy someone works according to your wish.

2-  Leaders became generation wise.

     Leaders are made according to the will of the citiens.

3- It is nearly impossible to remove the leaders.

    Citizen don't vote to the bad leader and he or she can't win any election anymore.

4- They…

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Development of human societies to bring growth and peace to all.

Added by PRAGYA SHARMA on January 2, 2019 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Is it important to live in democracy

All human history is permeated with the search for a political ideal. This search is based on social differentiation. It is the social stratification that motivates the search for a political ideal, and each stratum represents a political ideal in its own way.  At the heart of this view, as social Sciences prove, are the personal interests of each social group, not the whole society. And the higher the social group takes a position in the social hierarchy, the more influential it…

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Added by Aleksei Aleksandrovich Ilin on January 2, 2019 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Application of International Law in National Court of Bangladesh

The judicial application of international law at national Courts is in effect progressively observed and perceived over the world. This issue ought not be treated as impedance with state power or national legitimate framework yet be seen generously. In spite of following the dualistic lawful convention, Bangladesh is unavoidably dedicated to regard International law. Additionally, Bangladesh approved all the center universal human rights instruments the greater part of which, nonetheless,… Continue

Added by Hasnain Mahmood on January 2, 2019 at 3:31am — No Comments

Is it important to live in a democracy?

Name: Umamageswari Maruthappan

College: Dr. Ambedkar College of Law 

Class: Graduate in Economics. Currently in First Year LLB (3 years) 

Democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.”…

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Added by Umamageswari Maruthappan on January 1, 2019 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Democracy is not the answer, human dignity is.

Though once called a perversion of constitutional government by Aristotle, democracy is now lauded by the United Nations as a universal core value. But the rise of Communist China onto the world stage as a fierce economic competitor and potential superpower, as well as the rise of the alt-right in stable democracies has scholars questioning if democracy is indeed the final form of government, or if it is merely an imperfect Western…

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Added by Amanda Cutler on January 1, 2019 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Democracy

Isaiah Winger

Montgomery Blair High School (Maryland, USA)

High school student

Living in a democracy is one of the most important aspects of a country. Democracy is the ability to choose your leaders in fair and free elections. If that is not part of your government, you do not live in a democracy. However, there are…

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Added by Isaiah Winger on January 1, 2019 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Reason behind importance and unimportance of democracy

In my opinion, Democracy is the internal vigor of patriotism through the empowerment of implementation of the maximum power of mass people including the representatives with positive approach towards patriotism and excluding the representatives with negative approach towards patriotism. Here, I have included negative and positive approach towards patriotism because where there is politics, there will be both effect which are unavoidable complexity. Now-a-days the scenarios of democratic…

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