SOCIAL ISSUES

EVEN IF I WAS IN TWO MINDS..

COLORES INFINITUM Like it happens every day with them, they were calling to pull attention as I got down the Delhi Metro station. It was the hottest day of May so far, over 45 degree Celsius. It was routine, calling passengers like this, but the rickshaw-puller on that day pulled my attention. He was a lanky fellow, lean and thin, ...

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FINDING JUSTICE: A HERCULEAN TASK, EVEN A MIRAGE FOR SOME

Salman and Jayalalithaa may walk free in finality but we will keep asking questions. Well, legal recourse is a costly thing in this country and how it serves the purpose of the high and mighty is clear, first from Salman Khan’s hit and run case, and then in J. Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case. In both cases, the trial in lower ...

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SALMAN KHAN: SOMETIMES, BEING A CELEBRITY IS A BANE AS WELL

No doubt Salman Khan of the day is a good man and what we are seeing of him today, especially in context of the court cases, is basically about his survival instinct. He has changed over the years, especially in last decade. What he did in the ‘hit and run’ case today and what he is doing in other cases ...

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SALMAN KHAN FOUND GUILTY: IS EVERYONE IS EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW?

In a 2002 hit and run case, Salman Khan was today sentenced to 5 years in jail. The court, based on evidences before it, found he was driving the car, and was drunk and was not carrying his licence. The survivors of the case do not want him to be punished, and so are millions others, including those from the ...

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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE: MEANWHILE, INDIAN FARMERS CONTINUE TO COMMIT SUICIDE

Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Kalaburagi The Hindu-April 28, 2015 Two more farmers commit suicide over crop loss Daily Mail, April 28, 2015 Cotton farmer commits suicide in TN Business Standard, April 27, 2015 Another farmer commits suicide in Haryana Chandigarh Tribune, April 27, 2015 Ninth Rajasthan Farmer to Commit Suicide in 1 Week NDTV, April 26, 2015 Unable to ...

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AN INDIAN AND A PAKISTANI SHARE PEACE NOBEL: NOTHING REALPOLITIKAL ABOUT IT

It was all so good. It looked brilliant on screens wherever the broadcast was being shown. The rounds of applause were spontaneous. The value addition of musical performances by artists from India and Pakistan was a treat to eyes and ears. It happens like this every year, except the value addition. What was announced two months ago had its final ...

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WHY THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE IS STILL THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION (BUT WITHIN A FRONTIER)

Peace Nobel is still the most talked about and speculated for Nobel Prize given its ‘political nature’ and the ‘emphasis’ on socio-political themes attached with the decision-making process that gives enhanced recognition to an issue and draws worldwide attention that many ‘powers’ don’t like; or highlights an issue that has been always there with activists working on to bring changes ...

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CLEAN INDIA: CAN PHOTO-OP MINISTERS DELIVER US OCTOBER 2, 2019?

Reports say prime minister Narendra Modi was worried about the sustainability of the Clean India campaign in discussions with his officials. And his worries came true on October 2, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, the day which Narendra Modi chose to launch the campaign with the message of the Mahatma on cleanliness. The reason to link it to the Mahatma was ...

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SPOT FILTH! LOCATE GARBAGE! WHERE IS LITTER? THOSE WHO FAILED TO MAKE A MARK

(..by the photographs..)        Related post: SPOT FILTH! LOCATE GARBAGE! WHERE IS LITTER? THOSE WHO MADE A MARK SPOT FILTH! LOCATE GARBAGE! WHERE IS LITTER? THOSE WHO MADE A MARK Delhi, like any other Indian city, is no free of filth. Yes, being the National Capital of India, it has some very nice, clean patches like the Lutyens’ ...

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SPOT FILTH! LOCATE GARBAGE! WHERE IS LITTER? THOSE WHO MADE A MARK

(..by the photographs..) Delhi, like any other Indian city, is no free of filth. Yes, being the National Capital of India, it has some very nice, clean patches like the Lutyens’ Delhi or the posh localities of its different city districts. But except few of the places, the measures are cosmetic one can find on digging more. Main roads are ...

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