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

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

When Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

When Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

Randeep Hooda is an acting power house. Recently he posted series of pictures on his Instagram account. Randeep used these pictures to raise the plight of forest guards of Uttar Pradesh forest department. Randeep Hooda specifically talked about a forest guard Mujibur Rehman, who is working with forest department since 22 years. Despite remaining in … Read moreWhen Randeep Hooda Won Hearts by Raising Plight of Forest Guards

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

The Lalu Nitish alliance is all about opportunities and shamelessness

Lalu Nitish alliance

When will the Lalu Nitish alliance break? This is the dominant question that is making the rounds in newspaper offices and TV debates. We at SocialChumbak feel that this unholy alliance will break before July end. Let us now go back a few years and understand the origin of this tie-up between the Janata Dal … Read moreThe Lalu Nitish alliance is all about opportunities and shamelessness

Ram Nath Kovind – From a Small Village in Kanpur to the Raisina Hills

Ram Nath Kovind - From a Small Village in Kanpur to the Raisina Hills 1

Will Ram Nath Kovind be the Ambedkar of the modern times? Or, will he become a slayer of opposition unity? Ram Nath Kovind – The Man of the Moment For Mr. Kovind, the next President of India, it has been quite an uneventful journey from Kanpur Dehat to the Raisina Hills. Nobody knew about him … Read moreRam Nath Kovind – From a Small Village in Kanpur to the Raisina Hills

Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit?

Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit? 3

Every day, we see some new moves towards opposition unity. This time opposition is getting united for Presidential Election. Will these moves bear fruit? Empirical evidence says “NO”. The personality of Narendra Modi is strong enough to dwarf all the moves that aim to bring all the non-BJP parties together. Opposition unity and Presidential election … Read moreOpposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit?

MP farmers’ agitation: why PM Narendra Modi should be worried!

MP farmers' agitation

The MP farmers’ agitation has unfortunately turned violent. A few people have lost their lives in firings and our heart grieves for their families. These killings should not have happened at all, particularly when the monsoons are just round the corner. We need more helping hands to grow more. If not controlled, this MP farmers’ … Read moreMP farmers’ agitation: why PM Narendra Modi should be worried!

7 lessons that AAP needs to learn from MCD elections results 2017

7 lessons that AAP needs to learn from MCD elections results 2017 4

The  MCD elections results 2017 are not just a tight slap on the face of the Aam Admi Party, they also signal the unraveling of this ‘party with a difference’. If Arvind Kejriwal is serious about his future, then he must learn the following lessons: The voter distrusts you Mr. Kejriwal, you won 67 seats … Read more7 lessons that AAP needs to learn from MCD elections results 2017