The past few months have been troubling for those who follow the Indian socio-political situation closely. Mob lynching in the name of cow-protection has morphed into a Frankenstein's monster. The state of Jharkhand in Eastern India is now turning out to be the epicenter of mob-justice & utter lawlessness. The ruling party including the incumbent … Continue reading Daily Takes: The Spectre of Mob Lynching In India
Firstly, some barrage of stats : Average growth (GSDP) between 1994-02 was 3.6% Average growth (GSDP) between 2001-12 was 6.3% Per capita income in 2000-01 was Rs. 9,980/- Per capita income in 2011-12 was Rs.21,734/- For further comparisons related to bifurcation of Bihar see Did Jharkhand progress after getting separated from Bihar? In terms of … Continue reading Daily Takes: On The Thought That Stable Government Can Bring Substantial Changes In Ranchi
I’ll tell you one thing; Muslims in India particularly in the past two decades have finally realised that they are falling behind in most of the social indices from education to jobs & wealth. With a waning political clout, they now know that if they won't act fast, they risk being crippled permanently as the … Continue reading What Is The Next Big Thing About Islam/ Muslims In India?
Hang on tight as I delineate this: As a kid, I grew up listening to his speeches & as you’d guess it, I was actually quite impressed with his style, wit & rhetoric. He has his own style of quoting from plethora of religious texts; from Quran to Bible & Bhagwat Gita. As I grew, … Continue reading Daily Takes: Swooping On Zakir Naik
When I first decided to put up this column, Daily Takes, I planned it as a ‘crisp’,’ concise’ & a subtle piece opining on current issues concerning India & the world. Breaking from the norm, today we’re to address something that would in the end decide how successful the Indian nation turns out to be; … Continue reading Daily Takes: The Rot In The System
National The Supreme Court restores Nabam Tuki led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh. The Constitution bench remarked; the Governor overstepped his mandate in delegitimizing the state government. This is the second instance following the Uttarakhand fiasco where the Central government’s dealings with an opposition state was found unwarranted by the Apex court. The way ‘co-operative’ … Continue reading Daily Takes: Faith Restored & The Coup That Was Long In The Making
National A court orders cow slaughter case to be registered against Akhlaq’s family, Akhlaq was killed on 29th September by a rancorous mob in Dadri near Delhi. The relatives of the accused involved in the gory lynching of Akhlaq were long pressing the administration to prosecute Akhlaq’s family amid forensic reports that the family actually … Continue reading Daily Takes: Unbridled Fanaticism
National Yet again Kashmir continues to simmer following the killing of a militant, Burhnan Wani & the emotionally charged up funeral procession where tens of thousands assembled. In the wake of protests; 34 die. This seemingly eternal cycle of violence & the unnerving calm post the crackdown by armed forces begets an equally unnerving question; … Continue reading Daily Takes: The Valley Simmers & Britain finds its May