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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Surely this interim budget of 2019 can be a helping hand for the BJP in the upcoming general elections. It will be interesting to observe what strategies Congress and Mahagathbandhan are considering to tackle recent master strokes of the BJP.