Peaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent

Peaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent 1

Protests play a large role in any democratic society, even in dictatorships, protests have often been utilized to try and coerce the dictator into doing something for the welfare of its subjects. Protests have been at the helm of almost every major social change that has come about in the past few decades. Protesting is … Read morePeaceful Protests & How They Turn Violent

Vidyasagar – The Journey From Reformer To A Political Tool

Vidyasagar; a reformer from Kolkata

17 years ago, my maternal grandfather taught me the Bengali alphabets from this book called Borno Porichoy. A recent article by Shikha Mukherjee reminded me of that. How deeply Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar affected the Bengali masses. Borno Porichoy is a book of the basic Bengali script. It’s where everyone who ever learnt Bengali as a … Read moreVidyasagar – The Journey From Reformer To A Political Tool

Javed Akhtar’s demand for Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

Javed Akhtar's Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

The Burqa ban has always been a sensitive subject among its proponents and opponents. While proponents cited national security as the reason, the opponents say that it is an attack on individual liberties, freedom of religion and choice. Post the recent Sri Lanka terrorist attack, the Sri Lankan President has banned wearing a burqa in … Read moreJaved Akhtar’s demand for Burqa Ban with a rider opens up another debate

Memes As A Tool of Political Discource And Propaganda

Memes About Political Leaders

Art has always been about more than a mere display of an individual’s creativity expressed using a specific medium, it has been a major source of political and social discourse over the centuries. Art in itself has also morphed and evolved. A rather underappreciated form of art that has gained popularity not only among the … Read moreMemes As A Tool of Political Discource And Propaganda

Spare the Soldier: Turning the Apolitical Armed Forces into a Political Tool?

Armed Forces and Politics

When it comes to being a democracy, there are very few like our Indian, whether in terms of size or quality. The same can be said for our defence and security forces. There are few armed forces in the world which are as technologically advanced as that of our nation’s. We as a nation, have … Read moreSpare the Soldier: Turning the Apolitical Armed Forces into a Political Tool?

NOTA: Giving Teeth to a Weapon the Citizen Deserves

NOTA: Giving Teeth to a Weapon the Citizen Deserves

NOTA gives us an option to show dissent in a better way than by blocking public roads, pelting stones and bringing a city to its knees. Background of NOTA The Supreme Court of India gave a milestone judgment to include the option of ‘None Of the Above’ (NOTA), in the EVM’s in 2013. This permits … Read moreNOTA: Giving Teeth to a Weapon the Citizen Deserves

Truth About The Life of Millennials In 2019

Truth About The Life of Millennials In 2019 2

People love blaming millennials for everything, we often read articles about “Millennials are the cause for our crashing economy”, “How millennials are crashing the real estate market”, “How millennials are killing the printing business”, “How millennials are killing the diamond industry” so on and so forth. Articles on millennials would make it seems like we’re … Read moreTruth About The Life of Millennials In 2019

All You Need to Know About the Debate on Article 370 and 35a

All You Need to Know About the Debate on Article 370 and 35A?

Recently, there has been a sudden increase in the demand for abrogation of Article 370. The upcoming election has further fueled this matter. BJP echoed its stance on the abolition of special status and article 35A to Jammu & Kashmir, in its manifesto. These provisions prohibit residents of other states from buying assets or reside … Read moreAll You Need to Know About the Debate on Article 370 and 35a

The BJP Manifesto 2019 Promise Development but Misses on Key Issues

BJP manifesto

The just-launched BJP manifesto is mostly gas on national security and Jammu and Kashmir. This doesn’t mean that there is a lack of intention on the part of BJP throughout this document. Some parts of this manifesto are doable while many others are plainly unimplementable, and the party surely knows it. BJP manifesto on Jammu … Read moreThe BJP Manifesto 2019 Promise Development but Misses on Key Issues

Exposed: Ahmed Patel of Congress is AP in AgustaWestland Case

Sonia Gandhi and Ahmed Patel at a function in Gujarat

The cat is finally out of the bag; Ahmed Patel of the Congress is the mysterious AP in the Christen Michel diaries. Did Patel share his slush money with his masters? AgustaWestland Case Timeline Actually, it was an open secret that AP and the Congress strongman were the same guys. What was needed was a … Read moreExposed: Ahmed Patel of Congress is AP in AgustaWestland Case

Congress Manifesto 2019 is nothing but a recipe for disaster

Congress Manifesto 2019 is nothing but a recipe for disaster

The Congress Manifesto 2019 makes for some interesting reading. In short, it advocates the reduction of troops in Jammu and Kashmir, and a review of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. If there could be another term for this manifesto, it would be ‘RECIPE FOR DISASTER’. Interestingly, Rahul Gandhi unveiled his party’s programme for Kashmir … Read moreCongress Manifesto 2019 is nothing but a recipe for disaster

NYAY Scheme: Rahul Gandhi hit wicket Congress’s chance in Election 2019

NYAY Scheme: Rahul Gandhi hit wicket Congress's chance in Election 2019

Rahul Gandhi recently NYAY Scheme (Nyuntam Aay Yojna or Minimum Income Scheme ) for the poor. He has proposed to give Rs. 72,000 in a year to families who earn less than 12,000 per month. Of course, you and I need to vote this party to power before reaping this ‘benefit’. No doubt, a very … Read moreNYAY Scheme: Rahul Gandhi hit wicket Congress’s chance in Election 2019

A cocktail of Politics & Bollywood movies – Coincidence or conspiracy

A cocktail of Politics & Bollywood movies: Coincidence or conspiracy

It has been widely observed that since the start of the election season, the cinema has become politically oriented. It can be seen in biopics of various political leaders and also in Bollywood movies like Uri: The Surgical Strike and Paltan.   Political Strategy? Many people have opined that this could be a strategy to … Read moreA cocktail of Politics & Bollywood movies – Coincidence or conspiracy

Due to Balakot Air Strike, Sam Pitroda feels bad as an Indian citizen

Sam Pitroda feel bad as an Indian citizen due to Balakot Air Strike

With the elections coming up, debates and discussion run rampant across all forms of media. As political parties battle for the top position, it seems some have lost their direction. They are not able to think beyond questioning the Balakot Airstrikes. Or at the best trending ‘Chowkidar’ debate. It seems everything is up for debate. … Read moreDue to Balakot Air Strike, Sam Pitroda feels bad as an Indian citizen

Chowkidar or Chor? The voters will decide in elections 2019

Chowkidar or Chor? The voters decide

Chowkidar and Chor are on two sides of a very faint and bleak line carved in sand. In 2014, Narendra Modi had promised us that he would stay on the watch and help fight corruption. But the recent Rafael investigations point towards the contrary. Rahul Gandhi has been more than vocal with his statement “Chowkidar … Read moreChowkidar or Chor? The voters will decide in elections 2019

Politicization of Media: A new medium for spoon-feeding the voters

Politicization of Media: A new medium for spoon-feeding the voters

Indian History is full of evidences of ‘divide and rule’; a notorious by-product of the Imperial Legacy. Even now, we stand divided seven decades later. The trend of political extremisim and politicization of media has played a major role in this country. It has successfully aided power hungry politicians to lure the unsuspecting vote bank … Read morePoliticization of Media: A new medium for spoon-feeding the voters

A tribute to India’s Finest Politician Manohar Parrikar

A tribute to India's Finest Politician Manohar Parrikar

The day extracts a heavy toll, not just for Goa but for the politics of our country. Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer passed away during the late hours of 17th March. Our team’s hearts go out to those affected by this death. A mass leader Manohar Parrikar … Read moreA tribute to India’s Finest Politician Manohar Parrikar

Fight against terrorism: What should India do next?

Fight against terrorism: What India should do next?

China has once again refused to declare Masood Azhar a terrorist. This has disappointed India and western countries. We are wondering about the real reason for China’s stand. Every Indian is also very angry and disappointed with China. We want the Indian government to settle the score with China. But before coming to this, let’s … Read moreFight against terrorism: What should India do next?

Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

As individuals, most of us covet our privacy. We find it objectionable when others look into our private conversations. We argue that our privacy is intrinsic to our personality and there are things that people wouldn’t want anyone else knowing. In fact, many people believe, that a certain amount is necessary for a person to … Read morePrivacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

What’s the Article 35A Debate About?

What's the Article 35A Debate About?

Anybody who’s paid any attention to the news would see that the Kashmir valley has begun controversy again. The valley, which has always seen turbulence due to heavy militancy, has its own government, constitution and laws. This militancy has become the basis for several limitations being imposed on the State. Therefore, Article 370 and 35A … Read moreWhat’s the Article 35A Debate About?

Kerala love jihad case is all about making Kerala a “terror “factory

Kerala love jihad

I first learned about the Kerala love jihad case a few months back when a girl accused her parents of keeping her away from her ‘husband’. This girl lived in the Malappuram area of Kerala. This case is important from the point of view of national security and the demographic balance in Kerala, also known … Read moreKerala love jihad case is all about making Kerala a “terror “factory

Babri Masjid case, is it turning out to be a Shia Sunni conflict

Babri Masjid case, is it turning out to be a Shia Sunni conflict

A UP based Shia body has rubbished the claims of Sunnis over the ‘Babri Masjid’. It has claimed in Supreme Court of India that it was a Shia who demolished the Ram Temple to make a mosque. The name of this person is Mir Baqi and he was a general in Babar’s army. After demolition … Read moreBabri Masjid case, is it turning out to be a Shia Sunni conflict

Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls have important lessons for BJP and Congress

Narendra Modi

If there were an award for the most hotly contested election in 2017, then that would surely go to the just concluded Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls. Ahmed Patel has finally won his seat by a whisker of a margin. The BJP wanted him to lose this election badly and used all the tricks to get … Read moreGujarat Rajya Sabha polls have important lessons for BJP and Congress

Why is China intent on re-creating silk road

Why is China intent on re-creating forgotten silk road

Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan, as many have called it, has been in talks since it was first announced in 2013 and with the beginning of work under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), OBOR’s flagship project, the initiative has changed from an objective to a plan. As popular as it has been, it has also … Read moreWhy is China intent on re-creating silk road