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Religion and Politics

There is a certain truth in the teachings of great men like Valmiki, Gautama Buddha, Jesus, Prophet Muhammad etc. There is absolutely no truth in the religions that carry their name because if one looks within these organised groups, it is the insatiable hunger and appetite for controlling humans and extracting maximum capital from their vulnerabilities.

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Why politics needs reform…

Why politics needs reform… Someone once said that politics is the last resort for scoundrels. Today world over, this saying has been painfully more than accurate. Being in civilian politics these days, is never a profession to brag about. Why are the politicians so hated? First they come to you during the time of elections […]

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What does Modi’s coronation mean for India?

Last Friday, September 13th 2013, the chief minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendra Modi was crowned as the BJP’s presidential candidate for 2014 General Election. This decision by the principal opposition party of India to anoint a highly polarizing figure of Indian politics, has been welcomed across the country with jubilation and acclaim. Ten years ago, […]

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Why do modern societies need any armies ?

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” Thomas Paine Armed forces are the pride of any nation. Millions of armed men keep a constant vigil on our borders so that you and me can get along with our business of making a living and creating value added lives. From time […]

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A dialogue on Iraq

It was 2003 when President George W.Bush declared a war on the Saddam Hussein led Iraq. The war from the beginning to almost a decade was a major mess due to the intransigence of the American regarding the Arab culture. However one of the main objectives of the President Obama in his first term was […]

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Why democracy will never work in the Arab world ?

The past few days have been a harrowing experience for democracy in the Arab world. Egypt one of the most populous Arab countries in the Middle East just had a second Tahrir square revolution. This time it was a coup d’etat when the first democratically elected government of Egypt was overthrown by an ambitious Egyptian […]

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Rise of Naxalism

Due to the IPL fracas, the news organizations in India have shown a certain laxity in the coverage of the Naxal attack on politicians in the Indian state of Chattisgarh. It is a dastardly attack, no doubts on that. But the event offers certain lessons the corruption laced Indian polity needs to remember. Development and […]

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Indian woman: Goddess, Mother, Rape victim

In the beginning of this year, the horrifying tale of Amanat or Nirbhaya or the nameless girl (who was brutally raped by sex starved dastards) became a staple diet for media outlets all over the world. Since then, the news regarding women from India has never been the same. Check out this damning Kindle single: […]

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Modi and the idea of India from an NRI

These days, Narendra Modi, the current chief minister of the Indian state of Gujarat is much in news. The main opposition party of India has virtually endorsed him as their choice for the important post of Indian prime minister. In a parliamentary democracy, this position is of utmost importance. Barring two terms by the incumbent, […]

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I am my Brother’s Keeper: A Dialogue about South Asian politics

” I’m talking about a moral deficit. I’m talking about an empathy deficit. I’m taking about an inability to recognize ourselves in one another; to understand that we are our brother’s keeper; we are our sister’s keeper; ……. we are all tied together in a single garment of destiny” President-elect Barack Obama Its after a […]