Articles by: Mohd Shahwaiz

Bihar Election in the Pandemic Can Neither Be ‘Free’ Nor ‘Fair’

Bihar Election in the Pandemic Can Neither Be ‘Free’ Nor ‘Fair’

Co-Written by Mohd Shahwaiz & Shayenaz   Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has unequivocally made impacts on each country and every people, in one way or another, have experienced effects in terms of ruining of social values, economic losses, psychological disorder, and as well as political consequences related to the state’s management of the pandemic situation and continuation of democratic practice.[Read More…]

by October 30, 2020 India
Tackling New Phase of ‘Untouchability’ In India

Tackling New Phase of ‘Untouchability’ In India

The word “Untouchability”, in common parlance, is arguably associated with the lowest caste people of India – the Dalits.  The pyramid of caste hierarchy is supported and regulated by the ‘Varna System’. However, there is neither scientific reason in the creation of a hierarchical division of the people nor having a moral stand to justify any corner of the existence[Read More…]

by April 16, 2020 India
Why This Year’s ‘International Women’s Day’ Should be Dedicated to Shaheen Bagh

Why This Year’s ‘International Women’s Day’ Should be Dedicated to Shaheen Bagh

The entire world has  observed the combination of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) as a factor for breeding a huge number of stateless people in the world or even may create ‘largest statelessness crisis’ in the world. In response to CAA and NRC, the Indian academics, liberals and secular people remained inefficient to challenge the[Read More…]

by March 9, 2020 India
Delhi Election 2020: One Election, Two Battles

Delhi Election 2020: One Election, Two Battles

In the most common parlance, like every election in a democracy, the current election of Delhi legislative assembly seems that it has triggered the battle between major parties – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC) – to got requisite electoral mandate of people in order to claim the throne of the national capital[Read More…]

by February 6, 2020 India
 Lal Bahadur Shastri: The Forgotten Gandhian

 Lal Bahadur Shastri: The Forgotten Gandhian

Every year, India celebrates 2nd October in shape of the birth anniversary of the two great personalities – Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri – who have an irrefutable contribution to the independence of our country from colonial power. We often less remind the birth anniversary of Shri Lal Bahadur as this date is profoundly chosen to remind our beloved[Read More…]

by October 12, 2019 Life/Philosophy
India And ‘Crony Capitalism’

India And ‘Crony Capitalism’

In 2012, Daren Acemoglu & James A. Robinson wrote a book, Why Nations Fail, in which they point out that when political power is captured by elites, all the wealth taken by few, and opportunities and prosperity apparently disappeared for the masses at one hand. And the public insititutions operate under highly influenced and show disparity in the treatment of[Read More…]

by August 29, 2019 India