Ah, my country. My beloved India… I feel so disappointed writing this post coz, once again, we have shown the impatience and (dare I say this too early) … 1,442 more words
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During the 2014 general elections, I heard a lot of people countering arguments against Narendra Modi with the claim that those criticizing him only did so because, being snooty and elitist, they were naturally terrified by the prospect of a mere tea seller getting elected to the high post of the Prime Minister of the nation. 770 more words
For the last month or so, our country has been grappling with a strangely painful issue. The strangely painful nature of the issue seems to stem from the fact that it revolves around a practice that has been in adoption for eons but has suddenly become hostile to the level of tolerance that we, humans, or at least a faction of humans have. 1,055 more words
In the aftermath of the Nirbhaya gang rape case, I found two responses dominated on the part of regular citizens of the country – those who declared outrage at the state of women in Delhi and the nation at large, and those who expressed outrage at the state of women in Delhi and then declared things weren’t as bad in their own city, thank god. 704 more words
In an article posted on the website Newslaundry on 14 October, Rupa Subramanya argues that government statistics do not support the view that “there’s been some sort of upsurge in communal violence since the election of Narendra Modi”, contending that figures that show an increase of 25% in communal incidents in January-May 2015 vs. 553 more words
Let’s talk about the ‘S’ Word: SECULARISM.
Pragya Jat, 1st Year Economics.
Secularism, a term as intrinsic to my understanding of India as electoral competition. But, apparently for some in the current political discourse, it has become contentious. 651 more words