23 June 2018
Election rhetoric is at its highest pitch now. But has the three-way battle among the two mainstream majors and the change brigade really focused on solutions to problems that the voter faces? Much of the political posturing has been based on targeting personalities and individual styles of functioning - the 'shehzaada' versus the 'anarchist' versus the 'dictator'. But one has not heard much on how parties and their leadership plan to right the wrongs that they accuse their rivals of having... Read More
In early February, 20-year-old Nido Tania from Arunachal Pradesh was attacked in broad daylight in the national capital  and beaten to death in what appears to be an altercation that started with a racial slur hurled at him. The incident elicited yet another round of discussion on the abuse and discrimination that people from the North-eastern states of the country are subject to. Newspaper features and blogs brought to the open, once more, the explicit and insidious forms of harassment... Read More
With the formal induction of Nandan Nilekani into the Congress party and his confirmed candidature in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, it is only a matter of time before he resigns from his post of Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). But its widely publicised Aadhaar project is far from fruition. Much as the party may tout Aadhaar as a huge accomplishment, controversies and complaints have dogged the project since its inception. On the one hand it has come under... Read More