Author Archives: junejasc

. New India

  The resounding win of his party in the elections to the largest State in the heart of India, Uttar Pradesh, made the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi  revive the talk about a New India. In a radio talk on Sunday, … Continue reading

Posted in Public Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Discrimination hits all

An unfortunate suicide by a   Jawaharlal Nehru University scholar,  named Muthukrishnan, was reported on Monday this  13th March. His being a Dalit  revived memories of another suicide by a Dalit scholar, Rohith Vermula, in another University  over a year … Continue reading

Posted in Public Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is Democracy Divisive?

India is the largest democracy in the world. The country has a bewilderingly multifaceted  demographic profile. The country  is peopled by followers of several religions including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism & Jains.  While Hindus constitute over 80% of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Pitfalls of Democracy

We in India take pride in the country being a democracy though some aspects of how it works in our country also shame us. We have political parties, each of whom is supposed to have a political ideology based on … Continue reading

Posted in Public Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Odd Thoughts on God

Suppose you were the supreme boss of a set-up. You have hundreds of people working in the set up organised in different groups, each group functioning under a lesser boss. Some of the lesser bosses treat their workers cruelly or … Continue reading

Posted in Life's Posers, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Fight Against Corruption

Some videos posted on Facebook by a jawan in India’s Border Security Force have again brought into focus the practice of corruption both in civil and defense/security services in India. The Jawan has alleged that jawans manning security posts at … Continue reading

Posted in Public Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Incentives & Awards

The Government of India has launched a drive to make India digital. It wants India to become a cash less (or less cash) economy in order that the evils inherent in a cash economy, such as lack of transparency leading … Continue reading

Posted in Public Affairs, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment