The Dark Face Of Culture: Caste Discrimination

In a disheartening revelation that came through the Human Rights Watch’s report titled “Cleaning Human Waste: ‘Manual Scavenging,’ Caste, and Discrimination in India, India has been unable to let go of the horrific caste system even in this age of modernisation and globalisation.

Love Jihad: What Exactly Is This New Phenomenon?

The Bharatiya Janata Party, possibly paving the way towards a victorious electoral result in the Uttar Pradesh state assembly in 2017 on the lines of communal divide, has started warning Hindu families of Muslim’s love Jihad.

Kashmir: Cause Or A Symptom Of India-Pakistan Rivalry?

In 1947, a small Muslim-dominated Princely state in the north-western part of the Indian sub-continent, the Maharaja (ruler) of Kashmir was to decide which side the state would join when the country was being partitioned. The Maharaja singed the Instrument of Accession deciding temporarily to join India until a referendum was to be held in which the people where to make the final call. The plebiscite however, never took place and since then Kashmir has become the “issue” for India and Pakistan. The two countries have fought three major wars over Kashmir (1947, 1965, and 1999).

Scrapping Off The Planning Commission

Keeping in mind India’s need for modern economy as well as to keep intact the federal structure of the country, the government has decided to do away with the Planning Commission— an institution which formulates the country’s Five-Year Plans.

Can 8000 Crore Lead Kashmir To Stability?

Jammu and Kashmir is a state in India that has faced an extreme degree of violence and instability. Insurgency has been the dominant characteristic of the state for over half a century now. What began on the eve of the day of freedom for both Pakistan and India is continuing even till today, 67 years later. Before one comes to any sort of judgment, it is rather important to understand the nature of instability in the region. The instability is not a result of terrorism or economic factors, although at times one might be led to believe that it is. The nature of insurgency in J&K is that of identity that has given rise to identity politics. It is now a state caught as a bone of contention between the two rivals: Pakistan and India.

US Drops Bomb To Avert Genocide

Subsequently the US military dropped bombs onto a truck that was towing artillery that belonged to the Islamic militants. The decision to bomb followed after the ISIL had driven out a pre-Muslim minority group, Yazidis from their homes. The main reason behind it, according to President Obama was to prevent genocide in the country.

Solitude: The Gift Of Human Soul

In this age, where we digitally interact with everyone in a matter of seconds, we are made to believe that any company is better than our own company. We are not taught to love our own company, or for that matter, even ourselves. Instead, we are taught to appreciate others and the company that they can provide us. We are led to believe that we can find solace in other people, love, family, job, everything; but not within ourselves.

Chetan Bhagat’s Complaint To The West

The fiction or even non-fiction of the aforementioned writers that have managed to get themselves featured in the literary cannon of English Indian literature, has been noticed as well as appreciated by the West. Their writings do not necessarily include a portrayal of an underprivileged India in order to grab attention or sympathy. The tales of Ghosh or Lahiri include themes of displacement of population, border conflicts, and the way history of a nation is remembered. These issues are as much the essence of bringing a change in the nation and extending individual freedoms, which is the ultimate goal of Mr.Bhagat, as he proclaims.

Hindu State: Undermining Secular India

The speculation that there would be minority marginalization in India began with the Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral victory; and now it seems to be acquiring a tangible base. According to a report by the NDTV, a Goa Minister has said that if Narendra Modi is given support, he will “help” India develop into a Hindu state.

A 42-Year Old Hot Woman: Readjusting The Male Gaze

Citing the examples of American actresses like Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara and Amy Poehler, Junod obviously keeps his list of “hot” women restricted to those who have actively maintained themselves to look a certain way. With huge showbiz obsession and the pressure to look good shoved down women’s throats, his piece does nothing but reinstate those pressures. And why do women need to look good, anyway? Is it so that the average 42-year-old American man can have the pleasure of looking at pretty things?

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