Politics

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global consumption

Earth Overshoot Day: India a role model for global...

August 22, 2020

Even though Earth Overshoot Day 2020 has been delayed by three weeks due to coronavirus pandemic, humanity is racing ahead to rapidly devour all global resources. If the whole world lived like Qatar, global resources for an entire year would be exhausted by February 11. For Luxem...

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Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in India

Another nail in coffin of freedom of expression in...

August 18, 2020

Supreme Court’s Friday ruling holding noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of criminal contempt of court has been roundly criticised by lawyers, former judges, retired bureaucrats and the media as an attack on freedom of expression by the guardians of the Constitution. “Supre...

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Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Normal

Independence Day 2020: New Normal and Better Norma...

August 15, 2020

As India marks its 74th independence day, it is an occasion to see how far have we come since our ‘tryst with destiny’ began on that fateful day of August 15, 1947. For a nation ruled by foreign powers for centuries, 74 years of independence is not a lot of time. But in a rel...

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August 5: Shifting the discourse from Kashmir to Ram Mandir

August 5: Shifting the discourse from Kashmir to R...

August 6, 2020

The decision to organise the bhoomi-pujan for the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is a well-thought out and strategic move by the BJP to shape the political agenda of the country over years to come.

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Global leaders complicit in murder of democracy in J&K

Global leaders complicit in murder of democracy in...

August 5, 2020

A year of flagrant violation of human rights in Jammu & Kashmir has gone pretty much unnoticed globally as political leaders, self-proclaimed human rights champions, continue to look the other way.

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Government disregards disabled persons during pandemic

Government disregards disabled persons during pand...

August 4, 2020

Voluntary organisations as well as family members of the disabled are left to fend for themselves as government ignores the needs of persons with special needs.

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Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic, says UNDP

Basic income key in battling coronavirus pandemic,...

July 25, 2020

A well-targetted basic income for the poor could play a key role in stemming the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, says UN. In India, it could help in preventing reversal of decade-long gains in poverty eradication.

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Freeing the minds of idea of slavery

Freeing the minds of idea of slavery

July 23, 2020

Nearly 150 years after it was abolished from most nations, slavery continues to rankle millions of people and is one of the most divisive issues.

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EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the bush

EU India Virtual Summit 2020: Beating around the b...

July 19, 2020

Last week has seen yet another EU-India Summit come and go. As in the past two decades, the meet was noticeable only for the absence of any real meat on the table.

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Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks ...

July 15, 2020

As in a few other countries, journalists reporting on coronavirus pandemic in India have been threatened, attacked & jailed by a nervous government.

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