Two decades ago Japan was in open condemnation of Indian nuclear programme which was inclusive of its desire for a collective international economic imposition on India. Howsoever, today the world saw India and Japan cooperating to facilitate the establishment of a high speed bullet train line between Mumbai to Ahmedabad, the foundation of which has… Read More What Led India and Japan Closer to Cooperate Under the Current Asian Political Scenario?
In the month of November 2016, the demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 currency notes in India led common men through troubled times. In the wake of opposition and rising voices of dissent, the government changed its stance from citing black money as a reason to aiming for a cashless society. But the vision… Read More There is difference between a cashless economy and a cashless- enabled economy
The scourge of renaming streets, avenues, alleys, and cities is not unprecedented, neither is the idea of renaming an airport. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government in India renamed the Gorakhpur Airforce Station to Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement; and likewise, the Agra Airport to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal… Read More Why naming cities after airport is a bad idea? (Pun)
Throw the bathwater out, not the baby! The decision of the Indian National Congress to boycott the parliament and the Prime Minister (“PM”) this budget session, over a derogatory remark made against the former P.M. Dr. Manmohan Singh (“Singh”) draws attention towards its depleted arsenal and its hollow sounds of making. The issue involved the… Read More Why Congress’s decision to boycott the Parliament is a disservice in itself?
Music started as a chant with rhythm and gradually developed into a form of personality. It was a medium to convey a person’s thought on the meanings of life and capture them as a song. Being able to combine these words with the soothing rhythm of instruments is a talent very few are able to… Read More The spirit of Music
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… Read More Why weakening an educational institute would harm a society?
There is an urgent need to bring politics, business, and science together in the times of deglobalisation. One wonders if we might ever appoint a businessman as our top diplomat. Imagine Mukesh Ambani Sharad Pawar (India’s richest man), running India’s diplomatic business and sitting in the cabinet committee. Quite unlikely!
Nationally and internationally we have seen a rising debate on nationalism versus free speech. Varying from news channels to newspapers- CNN (IBN) “the fanatic” to the Times “Nation wants to know”- the stories sound familiar. The headlines are the same, the language identical, and the narrative interchangeable. The news channels in an attempt to bank… Read More Media and the habit of creating breaking news out of a wrong story
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?
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 need cow protectors? If yes, then what should cow protectors be protecting? If their pseudo-moral responsibility is limited to the… Read More What India really needs: cow protection or protection of human rights?