The budget and beyond

BY AMIT KAPOOR  How does one determine the finances of a country where the growth rate is slowing, banks are sceptical to lend and tightening fiscal space leaves little scope for adventurism?... Read more »

J&K High Court failed to adequately defend human rights principles enshrined in Constitution

Source: In a written reply to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir in January 2017, the then-Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti stated that from 2007 to 2016, over 2,400 were detained... Read more »

If EC’s credibility is under question, shouldn’t one “assume” EVMs might be tampered?

Source: Gauhar Raza, scientist, documentary film maker and poet; senior human rights activist Shabnam Hashmi of the Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD); military veteran Major Priyadarshi Chowdhury (retd); and... Read more »

MHA ‘Order’ Opens Doors for Shah’s ‘Threat & Promise’: NRC Countrywide a la Assam

Source: The new Foreigners (Tribunals) Amendment Order 2019 allows all states to constitute their own FTs, earlier unique to Assam, to address the question of citizenship of a person. Sources claim... Read more »

Judgement pronounced in the Kathua rape case! Justice being done?

Source: A special Pathankot Court on Monday, June 10, delivered its verdict in the Kathua rape case. The Court found six people guilty and sentenced three people to life imprisonment and... Read more »

Massive mandate & damage to Opposition

Source: By Dr Madabhushi Sridhar Is opposition becoming extinct in India? With the kind of politics we are witnessing, one wonders whether the Opposition will be ‘extinct’ from the field of political... Read more »

When class 11 Modern School girl bluntly queried, “Sir, why are all terrorists Muslims?”

Source: By Firoz Bakht Ahmed When one considers to focus on a topic like “Religion, power play and terrorism”, ultimately all things about Islam and Muslims broil down to a few... Read more »

Religious war supersedes insurgency in Kashmir

New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Indian deep state alarmed over the widespread toxicity of Islamic indoctrination in the Valley of Kashmir, in the main south Kashmir has changed tack on the prism... Read more »

Strong shadow cabinet can ‘bring discourse back’ from clouds, mangoes, Nehru

Source: By Joe Athialy Why not a shadow cabinet? Tried in some parts of the country in the past, in different forms, it’s time to form a shadow cabinet at the... Read more »

Will Modi walk the talk?

Source: By Javed Anand  On May 25, addressing a meeting in New Delhi of the newly-elected BJP-NDA MPs after the landslide victory at the hustings, Narendra Modi proclaimed “it was the responsibility... Read more »

Can Modi Win “Sabka Vishwas”? Did Modi implement Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas?

Source: By Ram Puniyani After 2014 victory Modi, Prime Minister of India had promised that he will implement Sabka Sath; Sabka Vikas (Taking everybody along, development for all). To this slogan he... Read more »

Congress sweeps Karnataka Urban Local Body polls

Source: Just a week after being wiped out in Karnataka during the 2019 parliamentary elections, the Congress is back with a bang in the municipalities and local councils across the southern... Read more »

Can a social media blitzkrieg wipe away Pratap Chandra Sarangi’s past?

Source: Newly elected Member of Parliament Pratap Chandra Sarangi has become a social media darling as the poster boys for austerity. But did you know that he was the state coordinator... Read more »

EVM controversy: Fresh instances of malfunction reported

Source: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections was filled with a lot of political turnarounds and controversies especially relating to the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT).... Read more »

Cabinet swearing in sets stage for BJP’s organisational changes

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of union council of ministers on Thursday has set the stage for organisational changes in BJP as the party chief Amit Shah has now become... Read more »

Special status “not exceptional” to J&K, exists in Himachal, North-East, Andamans

Source: May 30: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah recently said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot remove Article 35-A and Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), adding, “Let him be as... Read more »

Terror attacks in India, excluding J&K and N-E, killed 884 civilians, 29 security men from 2004 to 2018

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A total of 864 civilians and 29 personnel of security forces were killed in 47 terror attacks witnessed from 2004 till last year in the country, excluding Jammu... Read more »

National Protest Against Alleged EVM Fraud; Supreme Court Asked To Set Aside Elections…

Source: “BJP President Amit Shah boasts of making BJP the biggest political party in the world with a membership of over 7 Crore active members. He talks about having 25 youth... Read more »

Expect the unexpected from Modi in Camelot

May 29 (IANS) With a gargantuan majority at his disposal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a huge gene pool to choose from and reward as he goes about appointing members to his new... Read more »

Why the Hindi Belt Voted for Modi? – A Ground-level Account

Source: By Dr Gilbert Sebastian Sachin Mathew (name changed), one of my students who completed M.A. in at the Central University of Kerala subsequently did his B.Ed. and worked in a... Read more »