A small village in the hinterlands of Jharkhand “It’s simple child. You go there, pick up some coal, return & we pay you five rupees every day” said the stout middle-man, Vishnu beamingly. “So, children pick up your shovels & get to business we’ve enough work at hand” added Vishnu as he looked towards the… Read More The Black Diamond
One of the glaring flaws of democracy is, many a times ‘popular sentiment’ ends up hijacking relevant issues of poverty, education & job creation. In nations like India hamstrung by ‘policy paralysis’ of successive governments, popular sentiments can easily turn insidious. They are often put to use by beleaguered governments to cozen the masses as… Read More What’s In The Identity?
As the ‘Ram Janambhoomi Movement’ began gathering steam in 80’s propelling BJP led coalition government to power after a series of communal riots across the nation. Muslims of India would develop a sort of paranoia towards Right wing political entities. In the 90’s as the communal cauldron simmered Muslims would tread on the devious path… Read More Muslims & The Dangerous Game Of Ideological Warfare
As the political cauldron in India continues to simmer; the left pitted against the right, the centrists up in arms against a government many of whose representatives are regularly accused of stifling civil liberties & setting communities against each other to further their Machiavellian motives. At such ominous times (pun intended!), it’s never late… Read More Tracing The Origins Of Naxal Movement
Honestly, a million dollar question, wish I could hammer down the answer. India comprises nearly 2.4% of world’s land & astoundingly supports well over 17% of world’s population. The grim result is: a third of world’s poor live in India. The very fact that India today is the world’s fastest growing major economy doesn’t help… Read More The Number Game: India’s Population
If I were to choose a single phrase then, certainly Muslims are indeed responsible for their troubles & abject conditions. But, things are far from being pretty simple. So, I’d rather enumerate a few among the myriad of problems: