The MeToo movement that began in the year 2017 has been making waves around the globe. Post entering the territories of India, it has made its presence felt on the subject of sexual harassment at workplace, abuse of power, and violence across industries. But what is this MeToo movement? #MeToo is a social movement empowering woman to come forward with the plight originating from violence … Continue reading What is MeToo Movement In India?
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 a new year. Yes, that was a sight of the Koregaon- Bhima (Maharashtra) violence between the pride of the Marathas “Ek Maratha, lakh Maratha” and the Dalit uprising that has been … Continue reading What led to Koregaon violence?
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. Continue reading Our Cultural Software and Valentines Day Pragmatism
India is the land of billions. Mystic, majestic, and yet developing. Despite years of repression and exploitation, this country has leapt from the ashes like a phoenix in a mere span of 67 years. A growth instilled by the countless sacrifices of the noble souls which assisted in the upliftment of the downtrodden, only to see the protector of rights turn blind to the violation … Continue reading Why sex education in India?
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
In the absence of an in-depth and dynamic three-way engagement between politics, business, and science, we might find ourselves losing ground in the new era of deglobalization and technological transformation. Continue reading The need to bring politics, business, and science together (pun)
A report by Oxfam reads that the 8 richest people in the world owned approximately 50% of the world’s wealth. Its report “An Economy for the 99%” states that “New estimates show that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world. As growth benefits the richest, the rest of society – especially the poorest – suffers. The very design … Continue reading Eight richest people in the world own fifty percent of the world wealth