Tag: Opinion

Opinion: Why the Right to Information Act must be protected

Why the Right to Information Act must be protected

Since coming into force the Right to Information Act, 2005 has been a vital legislation protecting the democratic polity of the nation. Foremost, it enables and empowers any citizen of India to demand information from public authority with the reply expected within a reasonable span. The Act also requires that[Read More…]

Why now more than ever do we need a secular India?

Why now more than ever do we need a secular India?

Indian democracy has been unique in encompassing the plurality of religion, giving freedom to practice religion, recognising it as an essential part of Indian psyche and yet never declaring a state religion. The nation’s constitution-makers took care to adopt the term to plural and multicultural Indian sensibilities. Our secularism is[Read More…]

The importance of humour in the workplace

The importance of humour in the workplace

Who doesn’t like a good laugh every now and again? – The saying that ‘’laughter is the best medicine’’ is absolutely true. The reason for this is that when we laugh, were able to decrease the stress hormones that give us sleepless nights and also complicate our life, our body[Read More…]

Congress likely to back opposition nominee for RS Deputy Chairman

Let the lawmakers make laws

Louis XVI in 1787 reminded the Parlement of Paris in vain that it was a mere registering body of royal edicts. Indian Parliament needs no such reminder, for it has, of its own free will, reduced itself to that position. In the Westminster system that we follow, the executive is a creation[Read More…]

Unnoticed sexism in every day life

Unnoticed sexism in every day life

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…]

Leaving hotel rooms…

Leaving hotel rooms…

Leaving a hotel room induces mild anxiety. Firstly, one is compulsively turning the thick duvets and opening the random bed side drawers (which one can swear have never been used) to check for any stuff left behind- earrings are most likely candidates but there are also chargers, and in worst[Read More…]

North Korea warns that nuclear war may break anytime

North Korea and Pakistan: Nuclear rogue nations

India is one of the few countries in the world who is striving for peace development and security. It has always helped poor, underdeveloped, developing nations to strive for progress and peace. It conducted nuclear test only for its regional security and never violated any international norms or regulations. However,[Read More…]

The Discreet Charm of the Small Town…

The Discreet Charm of the Small Town…

Ruskin Bond, besides his writing, is known for his fondness for his hometown Mussoorie. Most of his stories are also based in the hills. His Roads to Mussoorie is his loving tribute to the beautiful hill town. He writes about the lovely and languid pace of the city and his[Read More…]

Stop making mockery of martyrs

Stop making mockery of martyrs

On the evening of 23rd March 1931, when the British government in India hanged Bhagat Singh along with Sukhdev and Raj Guru, he was merely 23 years old. With a smile on his face and sparkle in his eyes, he kissed the noose and met his death as if he[Read More…]

Disrupting the Indian TV News eco system

Can a media outlet survive on sound alone? Or would that just be Image, signifying nothing? What makes a long-term brand and how sustainable is it, beyond the first 100 days? These are some of the initial questions that confront anybody attempting to understand the launch of Republic. That it[Read More…]

Madhushala in the age of prohibition

“Musalman o hindu hain do, ek, magar, unka pyala, Ek, magar, unka madiralaya, ek , magar, unki hala, Dono rehte ek na jab tak masjid mandir mein jaate, Bair badhate masjid mandir mel karati madhushal ।” Many of us, poetry lovers, have enjoyed these lines of “Madhushala” sung by Manna[Read More…]

Tax Free Wings

Women’s empowerment by far is one the most vexed issues in any nation. However developed or underdeveloped, liberal or conservative a nation may be, the difficulty with empowering women is a challenge that cannot simply be tackled by any government by fiscal and legal provisions like in the case of[Read More…]

New age militancy and the state response to the growing violence in Kashmir

Guns or Roses – A choice Kashmir has to make

“A stone pelter is pelting stones for his nation.”  Farooq Abdullah “Indian government should resume talks with Pakistan or be ready to lose Kashmir.”  Farooq Abdullah “Valley is losing faith in Indian Democracy.”  Karan Thapar It has become a fashion for the elite intellectuals of India to lambast every policy[Read More…]

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