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?

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

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

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

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?

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

India Israel relations – past, present and future

India Israel relations - past, present and future 2

India Israel relations have always been affected by the Muslim politics pursued by various Indian governments. Indeed, the ties between the two countries never ever achieved their true potential until Narendra Modi made his historic trip to Tel Aviv yesterday. India Israel relations – the past Do you know that India had actively helped in … Read moreIndia Israel relations – past, present and future

The Modi Trump meet is not going to achieve much in the short term

The Modi Trump meet is not going to achieve much in the short term 3

This Monday’s Modi Trump meet disappointed a lot of Indians who expected that this Modi visit, like the previous one,  would be a grand affair. Modi’s 2017 US  trip did not turn out as dramatic as in 2014 when he did a roadshow in Madison Garden, New York. That visit was also marked by the … Read moreThe Modi Trump meet is not going to achieve much in the short term

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 4

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

Shanghai Cooperation Organization : how does India gain

Shanghai Cooperation Organization : how does India gain 6

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. This meeting was important for two reasons. One, India decided to join the China led SCO and secondly, there was an informal meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif. What is Shanghai Cooperation Organization? Also known as SCO, this is a … Read moreShanghai Cooperation Organization : how does India gain

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

Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit? 7

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!

Paris Climate Treaty and America’s bullheadedness-know the details

Paris Climate Treaty and America's bullheadedness-know the details 8

What is Paris Climate Treaty? The Paris Climate Treaty has been much in news lately, thanks to Donald Trump. But before we move on to him, let us understand this treaty. Plainly speaking, the Paris Climate Treaty is an agreement among nations of the UN to control their greenhouse emissions. The operative word is “voluntary”. … Read moreParis Climate Treaty and America’s bullheadedness-know the details

Narendra Modi Government Supports Demolishing of Triple Talaq

Narendra Modi Goverment Supports Demolishing of Triple Talaq, Halala

Central government lead by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a solid step in right direction. The recent developments shows that government is willing to provide equal opportunity to the women of Muslim community. The Indian Constitution has always enshrined the concept of freedom, in every sense possible. Freedom of employment, freedom of expression and … Read moreNarendra Modi Government Supports Demolishing of Triple Talaq

Is it Demonetization or Sanitization of People in India?

India

November 8 the entire world was holding its breath on account of the U.S. Presidential election. The speculations for the next POTUS were on every tongue. Right then, another storm – DEMONETIZATION was brewing in India. To anyone sleeping or unaware otherwise, it was a joke of sorts. Who would have thought this joke would deprive … Read moreIs it Demonetization or Sanitization of People in India?

Modi Meets Biking Queens After Record-Breaking Tour

Narendra Modi Meets Biking Queens After Their Record-Breaking Journey

Four women bikers set their journey on June 06 last month and after 39 days of non-stop biking on roads, they returned to India. Collectively referred to as Biking Queens, these girls successfully completed their journey and termed the mission successful. Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally greeted them after the completion of this initiative. These bikers … Read moreModi Meets Biking Queens After Record-Breaking Tour

Narendra Modi’s Answers to Arnab at A Glance !

Narendra Modi's Answers to Arnab at A Glance !

Top Quotes from Narendra Modi’s 1st interview as PM 1) The country has made a rapid move forward in the last 2 years. Comparing the present NDA government to that of its predecessors, you won’t find a single issue that has been overlooked by us. 2) Government’s all organs such as PMO, MEA, Finance and … Read moreNarendra Modi’s Answers to Arnab at A Glance !

Mumbai Fire at Make In India – What Celebs Says

Mumbai Make in India Fire

Today massive fire at Make in India Mumbai event caused panic through out the country. At the time of fire renowned celebrities and politicians including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Hema Malini were present at the venue. Luckily there was no casualties. Fire broke … Read moreMumbai Fire at Make In India – What Celebs Says