Why Rahul Gandhi Continues Rafale Allegations: Mera Baap Chor Hai

Ever since Rahul Gandhi has got the whiff of Rafale deal, he has been going nonstop. He has alleged involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal corruption. Indian Media which thrives on allegations has given enough and more coverage to these accusations. Rahul Gandhi has come up with a slogan “Chowkidaar Chor […]

Ameenpur Lake Hyderabad: A Biodiversity Heritage Site Fends For Itself

Ameenpur Lake in Hyderabad has the distinction of being the first water body in the country to be declared a Biodiversity Heritage Site. I suppose having such a tag meant that it must be very important and unique from the viewpoint of nature/environment/wildlife. I checked the website of National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India to […]

5 unanswered questions for SBI bailout of Jet Airways

Jet Airways has lurched from one crisis to another throughout its existence. The noteworthy aspect is that it has always managed to survive whatever the crisis is. The latest mess for the airline is its inability to pay for the lease of its aircrafts and they getting grounded one after the other. A company is […]

Shaktikanta Das, the RBI Governor, and Indian State

Shaktikanta Das was appointed as RBI Governor within 24 hours of the resignation of Urjit Patel. For the job as important as RBI Governor, it would be expected that the Government will need some time to come up with the replacement, but that was not to be. It was almost like the Government knew all […]

MPs and MLAs should be called lawbreakers, not lawmakers

Our media refers to MPs and MLAs as lawmakers. Media would report that the lawmakers have given a statement, lawmakers have done something or lawmakers have not done something. It sounds fashionable to report about MPs and MLAs as lawmakers. All of us know that nothing can be farthest from the truth. Why do we […]

Review: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: India’s Day Out

A movie Presents a microcosm of India. Shows what works in India and what does not. Is hilarious, idealistic, crazy, outrageous, realistic but not preachy. Made by a first-time director assisted and acted by who’s who of Indian cinema in later years. Made on a shoe-string budget, without the dance and songs routine, goes on […]

Reservation that India needs more

The reservation is undertaken to address the historic oppression, inequality, and discrimination faced by castes/tribes/classes. The purpose of reservation is for the uplift of the oppressed and downtrodden. To a sensible society, the gradual phasing out of the reservation, post evaluation, should be considered as the success of the affirmative action. However, in the Indian […]

10% Quota: A right or a wrong

Narendra Modi government passing 10% quota for the economically weaker section (EWS) in general category has raised the hackles of a number of people. It has been termed as a political ploy targeting the 2019 general elections. A whole lot of political commentators have raised the point if this move will pass the Supreme Court […]

Why the lobbying bill is not relevant for India

The Disclosure of Lobbying Activities Bill 2015 (DLA) was introduced before the Parliament to regulate the practice of lobbying in India and to increase transparency in governance. Lobbying refers to a broad range of activities that attempt to influence policymaking. It is used to influence the way a legislator votes on a matter before the […]

Indian Railways Facts & Figures: Air India In The Making

If there is a singular way of knowing how defunct and dysfunctional Indian State is, it is through Indian Railways. If there is any time any more proof required that Indian State messes up everything that it engages in, look at Indian Railways. Indian Railways is symptomatic of what ails the Indian State; rather it […]