“Kitne achhe systems hai foreign me”, “India me aisa kyu nahi” These are the typical replies I get from my paraplegic friend whenever I share an article or two about people with disabilities (PWDs) abroad. And let’s be honest, India is far from being inclusive. According to the WHO, 1 billion people have some form […]Read More Few Ways TO Make Society More Inclusive
8th November 2017 marked the first anniversary of demonetization. The Government of India, yesterday, celebrated an “Anti-Black Money Day”; on the other hand, the opposition declared it as a “black day”. A year earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a drastic decision on November 8th, 2016 and India was plunged into chaos. Prime Minister, in […]Read More Demonetization : A masterstroke or a failed experiment ?
This Thursday, High Court set aside the disciplinary action taken by JNU against 15 of its students, including ex-JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in connection with a controversial event on February 9 last year in the varsity. I can remember how angry I was when I heard that some students of JNU have ‘allegedly’ raised the […]Read More Dissent ≠ Anti-National
It is said that the worth of a civilization can be judged by the place given to women in the society. In India, we worship our strong, independent goddesses And I think no will deny the fact that women in India have made a considerable progress since independence. Breaking the glass ceilings, recently two women […]Read More Marital Rape : Sacred Tradition !?
“There is a fundamental right to privacy, but it is a wholly qualified right since the right to privacy consists of various aspects and is a sub-species of the right to liberty, every aspect of it will not qualify as a fundamental right” Attorney General KK Venugopal said this to a nine-judge constitution bench headed […]Read More Privacy : A myth !?
“we should rid ourselves of our colonial mentality of obeisance or servitude, or words to that effect, and address one another as Mr or Mrs. No more Sirs and Ma’ams. We are a nation of equals. No more kowtowing to the white men. They are not superior to us in any way. And so we […]Read More No Sir, No Ma’am ?
Last week, Sheetal Wayal, A 21-year-old girl, committed suicide because her father, an indebted farmer couldn’t bear dowry expenses. This is the second incident from that same village in which a girl had committed suicide over dowry. Mohini Bhise ended her life about a year ago in a similar fashion. She had left a suicide […]Read More Dowry & Great Indian shaadi market
Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it. – Hannah Arendt How amazing it is that in this ever-changing world, these lines written […]Read More Post Truth And People
Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos recently said that, “The Greek government is negotiating with responsibility and resolve… but all of that must, however, be without any additional burden, and without extra cost for Greek society. Our aim continues to be an agreement with not even a euro more of additional measures” And again the Greek […]Read More Grexit & Greece Crisis
We have less than 1,000 years to escape planet earth or face extinction – Professor Stephen Hawking. I read this in the newspaper last week and It was enough for my mind to start brainstorming, Why one of the world’s smartest man is saying that the future of humanity lies in space !? why he […]Read More Heading towards the extinction