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 growth instilled by the countless … Continue reading Sex education- is India ready for it?
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 … 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 court, the magistrate, as per the law then prevalent, asked him to identify himself by caste or profession. Gandhi answered ‘a farmer and a weaver’ ”. Gandhi indeed was born in a baniya family, and … Continue reading Does Gandhi have a caste?A take on the chatur baniya comment.
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 richest man), running India’s diplomatic business and sitting in the cabinet committee. Quite unlikely! The bonafide and powerful argument is that businessmen would bring their “narrow commercial interest” to national governance that ought to perform for public good. Taking a cue from President Donald Trump in the U.S.A. … Our unwelcome attitude is not limited to businessmen. The powerful permanent bureaucracy is vary of allowing … Continue reading The need to bring politics, business, and science together (pun)
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 stories sound familiar. The … Continue reading Media and the Habit of Creating Breaking News Out of a Wrong Story
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 posters of Bob Marley, with … Continue reading The Trapped Che Guevara