Monthly Archives: February 2011

Krishna Krishna Bala

In the history of Independent India, none have cast aspersions on the Chief Justice of India but the developments occurring today signal that such a day is not too far. A former Chief Justice of India has set very wrong … Continue reading

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Breaking news – Latest trend of politicians

Do you want to know what is the latest passion of our politicians and their sons (from various wives :)). It is buying or setting up news or television channels. Suvarna, Janashree, Samaya, Jaya, Kalaignar, etc are some of the … Continue reading

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India – a truly prismatic society

Around five decades back, political scientist Fred Warren Riggs propounded the theory of prismatic societies. Sometimes, I am amused by the farsightedness of these thinkers whose hypotheses have stood the test of time. According to this theory, all societies pass … Continue reading

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Forms of protest

Have you ever seen the proceedings of Lok Sabha? Live proceedings can be watched online. I expected to learn a lot about the parliamentary proceedings by watching this television and the feelings are mixed. Sometimes, I have seen very good … Continue reading

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‘Azaadi’ for Jammu and Kashmir

Though I do not have any knowledge of the ground realities in Jammu and Kashmir, I am writing this article. I have also not visited this state though the Dal lake and the Shikaras have enthused me.  Thus, I am … Continue reading

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The ‘Un’ British rule in India

At the outset, I would like to make it clear that I am not eulogizing the British rule but making a dispassionate analysis of “What would have happened if the British had not ruled India?” The Indus valley civilization, Vedic … Continue reading

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Development versus environment protection

There is no dearth of contradictory phrases in our human world. I thought of analyzing one such contradictory pair of phrase in this article. Most of you might have heard people saying that we should not pursue development at the … Continue reading

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India chaka chak

Before you speculate, let me tell you that I am influenced by the trailer of the movie ‘Mumbai chaka chak’ in titling this article. The difference is that the movie is about getting Mumbai rid of plastic where as this … Continue reading

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Correcting regional imbalances in India’s development

Every mature Indian should be aware of the havoc that movements for new states have created. Most notable among them is the call for Telangana statehood. “India, that is Bharat shall be a union of states” says article 1 of … Continue reading

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Human greed

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed said Mahatma Gandhiji decades ago which holds true even today. Capitalism as practiced in India today ignores a lot of ethical and human principles. The state has … Continue reading

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