Monthly Archives: August 2016

Public (Dis)Services in India

It is too well known that the so called public services in India are anything but public services. It is also well known that the worst sufferers of the apathy of these services, which are paid for from the taxes … Continue reading

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The Dalit Factor

The Dalit problem in India is the outcome of the caste system practiced in Hindu Society for thousands of years. The caste system categorised people according to their pursuits in life, e.g. those pursuing learning and knowledge, especially of scriptures … Continue reading

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On Freedom

India observed the 70th anniversary of its independence on August 15th this year. Around this day, there was a lot to read, watch and hear in the media about various aspects of freedom, how it had impacted the country and … Continue reading

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India 70

I write this blog on the 70th anniversary of India’s independence. Having lived through days (in free India) when one had to queue up for hours/days/weeks/years for every necessity, like milk in the morning, wheat/rice and sugar every month, vegetable … Continue reading

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Respect for Law in Delhi Waning?

A Delhi court on 3rd Aug. 2016 witnessed a scuffle between security guards manning the court’s entrance gate and a lawyer resulting in reported injury to the lawyer and subsequent agitation by the court’s lawyers against the police action. That … Continue reading

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Dynasty Vs. Ideology

The BJP President made a pitch for ideology driven politics by stating that parties bereft of ideology are often confined to families that “kill the very essence of parliamentary democracy”. He implied that family driven parties (in India) followed no … Continue reading

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