Our government and we   We have no alternatives left but to pray to the God almighty to make our government’s foreign policy strong enough because they are least worried. We all know that only a strong government with a strong foreign policy...

An eye for eye and tooth for a tooth

Subhash Chandra Bose was a national leader who was faithfully associated for many years with the Congress party that followed Gandhiji's path non-violence, but when he saw the atrocities of British Government and the plight people, he chose a path...

Poisonous partnerships

The real fourth-estate? In the recent set  of political development, where the association of electronic media comes to high light in describing each and every sense of political development, the whole set of new reporting seems to be...

Adhar Card

Introduction: The mission of UPA government was to give a unique identity card to Indian citizens which will be a citizen card with multi-purpose functionalities replacing all forms of cards such as ration card, voter identity card, green card,...

It is interesting to note that the party that has been in power at the Center for the maximum time since 1947 is accused of appeasing the principle minority in the country. This accusation is leveled by the principal opposition party from many...

Some facts about Indian Democracy

Introduction: About four and a half decades ago when I first voted in a general election in a booth, a few steps away from my residence, I hardly realize the purport of voting for a particular person or a party excepting that a citizen should do...

Water security

Introduction: As we know, Food Security Bill was passed in both houses of Parliament a few days ago and with presidential assent the Act will replace the ordinance. Despite all its shortcomings, the act is expected to benefit a vast majority of...

Since many weeks now, political discourse in India has become minority focused. Every party has something to say and it is done with more and more crudity. It seems that a few parties want to be seen as anti minority thinking that it will fetch...

The vicious circle of political reservation

Introduction: The Constitution of India is secular in its theology and advocating equality of all citizens irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion. However, the secular character of the Constitution of India is highly jeopardized by clause...

Judiciary slips in where legislature falters

Introduction: The two historical and landmark judgment pronounced by the honorable Supreme Court of India of 13th July 2013 on the criminals contesting elections and politicians inside bars has created a flutter in political circles. The Supreme...

Introduction: There is no leisure in politics. Elections to the local bodies, to the state legislators and the Parliament all occur in phases and in a cluster including elections to fill up the gaps. Three to four state assembly elections occur...

Introduction: In democracy, the party in government is known as the ruling party and the party or parties constituting the rest are called the opposition creating a phobia that the opposition is only to oppose measures taken by the government,...

Insensitive Politicians & Hurtful Statements

Let us assume a hypothetical situation. The Indian troops at the border do not fire in return when enemy troops fire on them and in the process some collateral damage is suffered. Later on when there is an uproar at this behavior, the troops say...

Good governance vs. vote bank politics

Introduction: Good governance is a socially acceptable language widely used at present. Generally speaking, good governance means, a clean and impartial system adopted by the government for ensuring fundamental rights, justice and human rights to...

Meals Cost Rs 12 in the mid 1970's !!

Couple of politicians have recently stated that in Mumbai one can eat a full meal in Rs 12 and in Delhi for as low as Rs 5. While it is laughable, it also shows how disconnected our leaders are from the reality. My thoughts went to my college days....

Indian Politician : I Am Right You Are Wrong

  The cloudburst in Uttrakhand has led to daily outbursts at each other by the representatives of the two national parties on TV channel debates on the unfortunate tragedy. That a state has faced devastation of gigantic proportions leading to...

Whither Indian Political Dynasties

Indian democracy has a dubious achievement to its credit. It is responsible for the creation of an estimated 500 political dynasties in the country. Ever since 1947 which  saw India becoming independent but today we are heavily dependent on...

What If.....

What possibly could have happened had Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose returned to India after the Second World War? It's a question I often try to find the answer of. Nobody knows for certain whether Subhash died in the plane crash in 1945. Till now...

If The History Of India Could Be Changed

India has a rich and colourful history. The history of India is one of the grand epics of world history. The history of India dates back to almost 75,000 years ago. The first major civilization in India, "The Indus Valley Civilization" thrived in...

The state of Indian farmers

After independence, former prime minister of India, announced, our country could wait for everything, but not for agriculture. He believes the development of agriculture should be done from day one. The paradigm shift after 60 years of independence...

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