On a regular Friday evening after winding up work, I dragged a friend of mine to explore the culinary world hidden in the by-lanes of Delhi’s Paharganj. It was purely coincidental that this friend happened to be a man. As we were navigating the busy streets unable to locate this particular restaurant[Read More…]
Author: Angellica Aribam
The fight for right to privacy has more to do than just Aadhaar
In the year 2012, Justice (Retd.) K.S. Puttaswamy filed a petition before the Supreme Court challenging that the Aadhaar violated, among other things, the fundamental right to privacy. The petitioner contended that forcing the citizens to part with their biometric information and the unencumbered power that the State comes to[Read More…]
Aadhaar, the much needed reform in the world of ID cards
The Indian voter ID card is issued by the Election Commission of India. The voter card is issued to all Indian citizens who have attained the age of 18 years and qualify to be a voter. It has a general identity, address, and age proof. It is also known as[Read More…]
Soldier dies at the border, his family faces apathy: Anjali Sirohi, Martyr’s daughter
Family of Late Lt. Col Ravindra Kumar from 38 Assaulters Engineer Regiment is going through a tough phase because of the apathy of government officials. Is this how we wish to pay tribute to the heroes of the nation? His daughter, Anjali Sirohi, talks about the crisis that the family is undergoing[Read More…]
Is the Indian telecom industry ready to move out of Jio’s shadow?
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries created a splash in the Indian telecom industry with its entry. The revenues of India’s telecom industry have seen a big fall after the entry of Jio despite the number of telephone subscribers in India rising from[Read More…]
The concept of identity: Who is an Indian?
Since the moment we are born, we’re labelled as ‘Hindu’, ‘Muslim’, ‘Sikh’, ‘Christian’, ‘SC’, ‘Adivasi’, and what not. This is where our first confrontation with the concept of identity arises. Identity, as Merriam-Webster dictionary puts it, is the condition of being the same with something described or asserted. So, identity, as a matter[Read More…]
China: The new axis of evil power to its neighbours?
China has to its credit a great civilisation, the discovery of compass, centralised administration, gun powder etc. In the present day, China is known for making cheap and low-quality goods, anti-dumping and infamous for border disputes to most neighbouring countries (14 countries by land, and 6 by sea). China is[Read More…]
Through music, I found myself and evolved as a person
Being inclined to music from an extremely young age, my very first aspiration was of singing in front of a huge audience. Through these years, music has intrinsically woven itself into my life and became an inextricable part. No matter what mood I am in, I always fall back onto[Read More…]
Fika, the sweet knot that weaves the society
Would one ever believe that a word which probably means tasteless in Hindi could actually be the sweetest of the activities, a must for the success of a team, a society and more so a nation? Fika is Swedish for coffee breaks meant for socialising, often accompanied with sumptuous sweets.[Read More…]
My love affair with Momo in the age of bans
The call for a ban on momo by a BJP MLC in Jammu and Kashmir a few days ago took me quite by surprise. As a lover of the white, crescent-shaped piece of instant gratification, I couldn’t for the life of me understand what did it ever do to the[Read More…]
Post-Babri generation: Where do we stand?
I was born the year the Babri mosque was brought down. Consequently, I have no memory of the event, neither the movement that preceded it nor the riots that ensued. All that I know is from what I have heard or read as part of contemporary history, same as many[Read More…]
Health promises and the helter skelter
After a long wait of 6 years, Bhola and Sarita had their first child and they named her, Jyoti. In just three months of her existence, Jyoti had become the lifeline for the couple. Their mundane life in Birgaon village of Jamtara district in Jharkhand, had suddenly turned lively. Things[Read More…]
Fundamental logic, the common link between Paresh Rawal and Abhijeet
If Jesus Christ were alive today he would have been over 2000 years old. But he isn’t alive. He was crucified, even if he were not, he would not have been living anyway; reason being, human beings don’t live that long. How do we know this? It is scientifically proven,[Read More…]