Tag Archives: Indian Affairs

OPINION: Dangerous Tussle Between the Army and the Government

Opinion

How a relentless Army chief suddenly appeared to relent, is worth noticing. Yesterday, March 30th, General V.K. Singh said, “There are some elements in our society which are playing an active role in trying to project a schism between the Honorable Raksha Mantri and Chief of the Army Staff. This is untrue and needs to be guarded against.” His statement ...

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OPINION: Murder in the Name of Honor

Opinion

Many a times we come across the word “Honor Killing” but very few of us are actually aware of what the term really means. Honor killing is said to be done when family members murder another family member who has brought “shame” and “disgrace” to the family name. Usually in India it takes place over an “inappropriate” relationship or because ...

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News Analysis: Media and the Satanic Verses

News

Controversy has been dogging Salman Rushdie and his book “Satanic Verses” since the time the book was published. And again on the eve of Jaipur Literature Festival this month, it initiated a debate within various social, political and literary circles, as some Muslim organizations and clerics voiced their protest against the invitation of Rushdie for the festival. When, on January ...

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OPINION: Is Holding Parliament Hostage Over FDI Justified?

Opinion

Since the start of parliament’s winter session this year, the functioning of parliament has been stalled mainly due to the issues that include the demand for a separate Telangana State in Andhra Pradesh, Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala and the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in unorganized retail trade. The already queered government on issues such as 2G spectrum allocation and Commonwealth ...

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OPINION: Iconising and De-iconising Anna Hazare

Opinion

Anna Hazare and his team members have reasons to be more cautious and understand that the media has potential in iconising as well as de-iconising a person. At a time when a bunch of prominent team members, including Prashant Bhushan, Swami Agniwesh, Rajinder Singh and Raju Parulekr, have willingly or unwillingly sidelined thus weakening the team, poor comments by Anna ...

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OPINION: An Appropriate Response to Lelyveld’s Book on Gandhi is a Counter Book, not a Ban

Opinion

Joseph Lelyveld’s book titled, “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India” has brought great discourse on Gandhi not only in India but outside India also, after the book got reviewed by Andrew Robinson for the Wall Street Journal. Andrew Robinson in his book review argues that the book makes claim that Gandhi was bi-sexual and racist. This write ...

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OPINION: Foreign Universities in India Should be Allowed but Regulated

Opinion

With the globalization of world economies, one doesn’t expect any sector to grow in solitude, especially when that sector is the education sector. So India opening up it’s education sector for the world is a welcome step towards a better future in educational infrastructure. Indian education sector has always been under criticism for it’s lack of global exposure. Though India ...

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