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 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 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 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?
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)
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 headlines are the same, the language identical, and the narrative interchangeable. The news channels in an attempt to bank on TRP’s churn stories out of … 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 smokers seemingly unaware of the difference between the two. But, who was Che Guevara? Before he became a cheap royalty-free way to market merchandise, he was … Continue reading The Trapped Che Guevara