Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hopes and expectations from a new UN Secretary General

In the end, it was a unanimous election by acclamation of the new United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres. The winds of a...

Demonetisation of currency and dynamism of social institutions

The study of Sociology hinges around the five major institutions that are present in all the societies – Family/kinship, Religion, Education, Economy, Polity and...

History Shall Absolve Me: Castro, The Juvenile Genius

He called himself a blend of “Socialist, a Marxist, and a Leninist”, survived assassinations, dodged poisoned cigars, romanced guerrilla warfare: the “Crazy One”, who...

Tough Love: Modi Doctrine for Pakistan

After the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, for many years India maintained a pacifist stance with Pakistan. Several Indian governments repeatedly sought talks with Pakistan...

Women Safety in India: An Epitome or Epitaph?

The thinking man in me was galvanized by this pragmatic yet thought provoking recent TV Commercial of Sonata ACT watch with a SOS call...

Life in the delta

The largest mangrove forest in the world lies in the Indian subcontinent, the Sunderban delta. About 10,000 sq kms stretched across India and Bangladesh,...

Demonetisation: A Positive Step towards a Less Cash Society

The Prime Minister announcing the withdrawal of the legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes was conceived as a surgical strike...

India’s Diverse Borders: Remnants of a Colonial Legacy

Frontiers of India are a product of the exercise of partition carried out by the British during 1947 on the basis of religion. This...

Does India Need a Global Media Platform to Project Its Soft...

Recently, speaking at Ramnath Goenka Journalism Award function Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi underlined the need for emergence of Indian media institutions with global...

Bombay and the founding of Shanghai

The recently concluded 8th BRICS summit in Goa (October 15-16) marked the beginning of coperations by the BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB), headquartered in Shanghai....

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