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 […]

Resignation of Urjit Patel and Indian State

First, it was the resignation of Arvind Panagariya. An incident. Second, it was the resignation of Arvind Subramanian. A coincidence. Third, it was the resignation of Urjit Patel. A pattern. I know that just three resignations in the mighty Indian State do not make a pattern. But then, these are not the resignations of a […]

The corrupt TTE – Everlasting memory of a train journey

What would be your everlasting memory of a long distance train journey? The answer will vary from person to person. For someone, it might be the ever-changing landscapes. For someone, it might be the chance to take a long pending rest. It could be the smell of food at each of the railway stations for […]

Anganwadi Visit – Whose Children Are They Anyway?

A country is expected to invest in her future generations. How a country provides for her children shall sow the future of the country. I invite you for a peek into the first interaction that the toddlers/kids have with the Government’s build-up for them and what goes into the character building of our future generation. […]

Google Doodle and India’s Heritage

What do you know about Anandi Gopal Joshi? Asima Chatterjee? Rukhmabai Raut? Cornelia Sorabji? Leave aside knowing anything about them, have you heard about them? Unless for Google Doodle, I would not have. India has a rich cultural heritage and a glorious past. That is what we talk about, we hear and we would like […]

WhatsApp Rumours, Indian State and Indians

WhatsApp rumours lead to the death of 29 fellow citizens. India is diverse, different languages, different cultures; I had wondered what holds India together. WhatsApp rumours and its tragic results are giving me the answer – Our stupidity. Lynching has happened across the length and the breadth of the country. The responses, all throughout, are […]