Category: Politics

The myth of the Indian middle class

Whenever I hear Europeans per se the Indian equivalent of western countrymen talking about the Indian middle class’ I often wonder what do they mean? What section of the Indian society are they referring to? Are they […]

The Dalit vs Maratha pride- What led to the Koregaon violence? What does it mean?

The sirens screamed and so did the night. Vehicles torched, burned and dusted. Thousands marched on to the street to commemorate the 200-year-old tinge of a historical affair on the eve of the new year. […]

Our Cultural Software and Valentines Day Pragmatism

In a cultural software, where attacking an individualistic mutually approaching romance by the self-appointed moral guardians is a status quo, valentine’s day appears as a way through.

Sex education- is India ready for it?

India! The land of billions. Mystic, majestic, and yet developing. Despite years of repression and exploitation, a country that has leapt from the ashes like a phoenix in a mere span of 67 years. A […]

Do not forward this on WhatsApp

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 […]

The year 2017 in a review- India

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 […]

Why demonetisation failed? Celebrating one year of the historical Indian debacle.

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, Economist) November 11, 2017| The monumental action […]

India’s monumental failure: Demonetisation and The Haunting Voodoo Interventions

Demonetisation per se, 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 […]

Why weakening an educational institute would harm a society?

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 […]

Does Gandhi have a caste?A take on the chatur baniya comment.

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 […]

The need to bring politics, business, and science together (pun)

There is an urgent need to bring politics, business, and science together in the times of de-globalisation. One wonders if we might ever appoint a businessman as our top diplomat. Imagine Mukesh Ambani Sharad Pawar (India’s […]

Media and the Habit of Creating Breaking News Out of a Wrong Story

Nationally and internationally we have seen a rising debate on the issue of nationalism versus free speech. Varying from news channels to newspapers- CNN (IBN) “the fanatic” to the Times Republic- “Nation wants to know”- […]

The Trapped Che Guevara

It has been 50 years since the death of Che Guevara. Yet, his dying legacy lies trapped between the coming of age travelogue and t-shirt logos. In the hind-set, he seems no different than the […]

What India really needs: cow protection or protection of human rights?

I have been stunned by the alarming development in India’s political fiasco i.e. the rising vigilantism under the shed of cow protection inter alia the rise of gau rakshaks (“cow protectors”). But do we really […]