Review of ‘Truth in Fetters : Broken Promises and Shattered Unity’ “Change is in the air”! A retired academic who had his last assignment as Vice Chancellor of a leading university said to me the other day, while we were discussing the contemporary political scenario. Frankly admitting that he had supported Modi’s candidature then and … More Bharatiya Janata Party or Bharatiya Jumla Party !
Guest post by GURPREET SINGH It was summer of 1985 when we were visiting New Delhi, the national capital of India to attend a wedding in the family. I had a long hair back then and was aged 15. Both me and my uncle who were wearing turbans like other Sikh men were waiting at … More 1984 and Punjab’s Transformation to a Hindutva Laboratory: Gurpreet Singh
The CPI(M) is currently being rocked by an internal ‘debate’ over what has emerged, to put it in somewhat old-style communist speak, the ‘Congress Question’. I put the word ‘debate’ in quotation marks because, there is a touch of innocence to the way positions in support of a possible alliance with the Congress are being … More The ‘Congress Question’ in the CPI(M) and the Problem of Historical Relevance
(Photo Courtesy : http://www.malaysiagazette.com) Faith based banking in a country which has secularism enshrined in its constitution ! Does not it sound anachronous ? Well, as far as the present dispensation at the centre led by BJP is concerned – which has an altogether different take on secularism – it does not seem to think … More Islamic Banking in India – For Financial Inclusion of Muslims or to squeeze them further ?
Guest Post by BIHU CHAMADIA Congratulations on the completion of two years of government. But I just want to ask a simple one line question. Completion of two years but at what cost? At the cost of increase in the number of farmer suicides, at the cost of creating war-like situations in educational institutions, at the cost of … More Congratulations on the Completion of Two Years of Government: Reaction of JNU student, Bihu Chamadia
“Lack of education lead to lack of wisdom, Which leads to lack of morals, Which leads to lack of progress, Which leads to lack of money, Which leads to the oppression of the lower classes, See what state of the society one lack of education can cause!” Jyotiba Phule ..Most people do not realize that … More Reading Phule – Now No More Silences!
Guest Post by RAVI SINHA …it takes an error to father a sin. ─ J. Robert Oppenheimer Future historians of India may well describe the past year as a year of political sin. This was the year in which the man who had earlier presided over the Gujarat Carnage was awarded the ultimate prize. The … More The Sin and the Error : Ravi Sinha