This was the year of fake news, vile opinions, turbulence and dark humor in the era of WhatsApp forwards. But what does WhatsApp stand for? WhatsApp is an application messenger acting as a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows its users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. The name was originally an intended pun on the public usage of the phrase “what’s up?” … Continue reading Fake news forwards on WhatsApp
In the inception of the year 2017, numerous people made new year resolutions. Many failed to oblige, while some made waves in their pursuit of the resolutions. However, there were some instances and theatrics in the Indian political subcontinent which stood out of the box. It felt as if Schrodinger had taken the media cat out of the political paradox. As it started, the television … Continue reading The Indian year 2017 in a review
Those who say demonetisation is good in the long run should recall the quote: ‘In the long run we are all dead’. -Dr. Manmohan Singh (Former Primer Minister of India, Economist) November 11, 2017| The monumental action by the government of India to scrap Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- currency notes from the country on November 8, 2016, recently completed one year. The decision initially hailed as … Continue reading What is demonetization? Why did demonetization fail in India?
Demonetisation, in simple words, a process of stripping a currency unit of its status as a legal tender, as per recent economic statistics, has turned out to be a regressive step. As most of the observers seem to agree, it was a failure in relative to the costs it imposed on the country and its people. The whataboutery of the government as to what this … Continue reading Demonetization in India
There are a few institutions of higher education in India, wherewith only a handful of them nurture talent and produce research of global recognition. When institutions of quality learning and research are scarce, would it be justified on restricting the entry in them? Or would it be justified to consider reducing the number of admission to these students? It is trite to say that we need improved … Continue reading Why weakening an educational institute would harm a society?
Recently, in a political discourse, a high-end political entity called Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi alias Mahatma Gandhi inter alia Bapu, as a chatur baniya. Although highly uncalled for, this ragged statement was highly prerogative. But if not taken in its literal sense, was it wrong? “In March 1922”, as quoted by Ramchandra Guha- “Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition. When he was produced in the … Continue reading Does Gandhi have a caste?