October 2016

What Are We to Think?

A cascade of developments should make us afraid of what seems to be emerging politically in the United States at this time. Although politicians keep telling us how great we…

Is Gandhi Still Relevant?

Mention Gandhi in certain circles and the response might be one of cynicism: his ideas are outdated and irrelevant in today's world. Such a response could not be further from…

Poor Women Furrowing Male Bastions

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million. --Jean-Jacques Rousseau The 21st century poses many challenges that require new…

O.B.Cs And Social Discrimination In India

The worst sufferers of social discrimination in today's India are the Other Backward Castes (O.B.C.) This is because, after the exit of the British, instead of equal opportunities, their share,…

10 Days In October

Playing off of John Reed's classic work about the Russian Revolution, I picked my title because of something that was whispered to me today by folks on the inside, who…

The Apologetic Chief Executive!

The Chief Executive of the State having all the residuary powers under the constitution and presiding over the destiny of the millions of the state subjects has to be honest…

Reality Of SECC-2011 : Unequal Citizens

The Central government's decision to conduct a socio-economic caste census (SECC) was a ray of hope for many marginalised classes, especially for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as it is the…

If I Advised The AIMPLB

Okay! So, you are laughing. Good! I love to make people happy and after all we all have our right to fantasize. The question I asked myself was, ‘If I…

Punishment Is Violent And Counterproductive

Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish 'enemies'. And, according to some,…

When The Voiceless Get A Voice

If there’s one overwhelming sign that numbers mean nothing and organization means everything, it is the plight of Dalits and Muslims in India. Dalits and Muslims are officially 17% &…

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