POST-TRUTH INDIA

In the post-truth world that is today we find it easier to live in the bubbles that we have created for ourselves than to try and understand the realities around us. We prefer to call the bubble that we live in as the real world and brand others who are different from us as “pretenders”…

SHAHRUKH KHAN , FAN AND MODI

Shahrukh Khan’s movie Fan had everything going for it . Being produced by the premier production house of the country – Yashraj Films and directed by Maneesh Sharma whose surprise hit Band Baaja Baaraat turned Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma into stars they are today , it was supposed to be a Blockbuster . Sadly…

MANDAL,KAMANDAL AND INTOLERANCE

A few months back the English speaking Indians had a realization – that their country is becoming “intolerant”  . Though it took our upper class(caste) elite 70 years to realize this basic feature of Indian society,  It was a great step forward for a class that cared for nothing but self preservation .  But as…

BHARAT VS INDIA – THE MODI EPOCH

All over the world political establishments are seen as the prime perpetrators of injustice . In democracies like ours we change the governments for their misdeeds like the 2G scam, In autocracies like Egypt people take to the streets to overthrow leaders like Hosni Mubarak and in regions like Kurdistan people take to violence to…

ROAD TRANSPORT AND SAFETY BILL , 2014

The Road Transport And Safety Bill , 2014 proposes to provide a framework for safer, faster,cost effective and inclusive movement of passengers and freight in the country . The bill aims at reducing road accident related fatalities by 5 lakhs , increase GDP by 4% on account of increased infrastructural efficiency and provide nearly one…

BALI 9 EXECUTIONS AND INDIA

Today Indonesia executed two Australian citizens who were accused of trafficking drugs into the country . This case certainly has no makings of a global headline , as Indonesia , like many of its south east Asian neighbors prescribe death penalty for drug related offenses , What catapulted it into the global stage is the…

IS KYASANUR FOREST DISEASE THE NEXT H1N1?

Kyasanur forest disease or monkey fever is a zoonotic infection commonly seen along the western Ghat region of India , with mortality rate ranging from 4 to 15 % . Though the virus was isolated in 1957 , it was post the wayanad outbreak in 2013 that widespread human causalities were reported . As of…