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33 Percent Women reservation in parliament

The real test of democracy is the creation of equality of opportunity for the hither to deprived sections of society. It requires both a favourable social atmosphere and an individual attitude. Individual attitude and social atmosphere is a sort of rev ...

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Efficiency and corruption go hand in hand

The law and economics of development focuses its attention on the effects that well-functioning legal and judicial systems have on economic efficiency and development. Adam Smith states in his Lectures on Jurisprudence that a factor that "greatly retar ...

0 Comments. 3907 views since Mar 21, 2009

India doesn't have a National Language

For the Last 21 years, I was under the conspiracy that, Hindi is the National Language of India. Just few days back I came to know that India doesn't have National Language. I felt ashamed. How come I was not sure of this small fact?. <p ...

1 Comments. 3703 views since Oct 12, 2007

Corruption is an economic lubricant and hence may not be all that bad

This citation attests to the ancient nature of corruption, which amounts to the abuse of public office for private gain. Yet it also illustrates that even then corruption was regarded as corrosive to the development of the state and that specific measu ...

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Has the Indian political structure outlived it's utility

India stands out as a shining symbol of democracy amongst the nations that emerged as independent states after the demise of colonial rule post-World War II. India’s founding fathers, and I stress the plural, opted for the Westminster model of parlia ...

0 Comments. 2820 views since Jan 31, 2009

Rashtriya Khel Ki Durdasha (in Hindi)

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0 Comments. 2588 views since Apr 4, 2008

Is war with Pakistan inevitable

India and Pakistan are once again on the verge of war. They have fought in 1948, in 1965, and in 1971; and they have been on the verge of war many more times since then. The latest flare-up occurred when three militants attacked an Indian military camp ...

1 Comments. 2364 views since Jan 31, 2009

Gandhi Ji and Non Co-operation Movement

MAHATMA GHANDHI , He was not anyone's idea of a charismatic leader. Just a short, thin, shrivelled man, with what Sarojini Naidu called `Mickey Mouse ears’ and a twinkle in his eyes. He talked of ahimsa, or non-violence and ahimsa wou ...

0 Comments. 2327 views since Mar 23, 2009

Has the time come to eradicate the nuclear weapons

Introduction The reduction of U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals suggests that such weapons have a reduced role in world affairs. But what that role should be is unclear. Should nuclear weapons be available only to prevent nuclear war or, instea ...

3 Comments. 1797 views since Feb 15, 2009

Active Judiciary is a threat to democracy

A state which declares itself a legal state has to accept the role of the judiciary to maintain checks and balances on the executionof power by the legislative and executive branches. To control the latter, the judiciary is responsible for deliberating ...

0 Comments. 1763 views since Mar 22, 2009

No Hindi Please

September 14 is Hindi Divas. Hindi is a direct descendant of Sanskrit through Prakrit and Apabhramsha. It has been influenced and enriched by Dravidian, Turkish, Farsi, Arabic, Portugese and English languages. It is a very expressive language. ...

0 Comments. 1687 views since Sep 12, 2007

Reservation in Educational Institutions

You guys must have heard the news about the reservations in premier institutions. The current debate about 27% OBC reservation and sufficient access to educational institutions poses various questions to the stakeholders. Post liberalization, i ...

0 Comments. 1594 views since Sep 10, 2007

The Saga of Kashmir

Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Historically the term Kashmir was used to refer to the valley lying between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal range. Today Kashmir refers to a larger area that includes the Indian-admi ...

1 Comments. 1588 views since Sep 11, 2007

Banning Students Elections is not a solution

Supreme Court recently gave judgement that the country needs good students and not leaders engaged in goondagiri and dadagiri in colleges and universities. As if taking cue from this observation, UP Chief Minister announced a ban on students' elections ...

1 Comments. 1464 views since Sep 12, 2007

It's Ram today and may be Gandhi tomorrow

&quot;Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.&quot; (July 1944) Renowned scientist Albert Einstein once said this referring to the Father of the Nation Mohandas Karamchand ...

1 Comments. 1457 views since Sep 16, 2007

Truth of Indo US Nuclear Deal

IN THE fullness of time, last week's nuclear agreement between India and the United States will be seen as one of those decisive moments in international politics when two powers who have been courting each other for some time decide finally to cross t ...

0 Comments. 1411 views since Nov 1, 2007

Article 49~0 of the constitution

Elections are going to be held in Gujarat very soon and all political parties have started and initiated the campaign. But are you aware of a power which lies with the citizens to reject a candidate in an election. Did you know that there is a ...

2 Comments. 1408 views since Nov 27, 2007

Fascism of Left, Hypocrisy of Congress and Nandigram

BRINDA KARAT, when interviewed recently by Karan Thapar, who played the 'Devil's Advocate', revealed the ugliness that lies beneath her fair skin. To refresh everyone's memory, it was Brinda Karat, who in the run up to the State- sponsored civil war on ...

2 Comments. 1337 views since Nov 25, 2007

Sania Mirza's showing disrespect to Indian flag questionable

WHEN THE media underscores cases filed against Sachin Tendulkar for cutting an India-shaped cake or Sania Mirza for disrespecting the tricolour, it is merely lapping up. I look upon at such episodes to be a futile activity, with no firm grounds. It is ...

1 Comments. 1304 views since Jan 17, 2008

Anbumani Ramadoss faces heat now

The World Bank has yet again expressed concern over corruption affecting implementation of its health projects in the country. A recent probe by the organisation has revealed unacceptable indicators of fraud and corruption. A review sanctioned by GO ...

0 Comments. 1237 views since Jan 24, 2008

INDO - US Nuclear Deal

What is the INDO - US Nuclear Deal ? Indo - US civilian nuclear agreementis the name commonly attributed to a bilateral agreement on nuclear cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of India. The framework for this agre ...

0 Comments. 1223 views since Aug 16, 2008

Politics at its Best

Mumbai has been in headlines for the last few days and we have seen some very parochial politics being played there and elsewhere in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists are on a rampage against the North Indian migrants in M ...

0 Comments. 1196 views since Feb 19, 2008

Should organ trade be legalised

HUMAN ORGANS Transplant Act was enacted in 1994 and it put some curbs on the commercial trading of kidney. But it resurfaced in 1998 after discovery of organised rackets in Noida and Karnataka that year. The organ trafficking is not new to t ...

0 Comments. 1115 views since Feb 12, 2008

Amarnath Land Controversy

The Story of Kashmir, the latest land dispute in Jammu and Kashmir is yet another case of three parties seeingthree completely different things in what is one entity: J&amp;K. Here he looksat the three extreme views: in Jammu, inKashmir and i ...

0 Comments. 987 views since Aug 18, 2008

Youth for Equality Vindicated as Hon. Supreme Court upheld OBC Reservations

THE QUOTA row might hit the country again following the judgement given by the honourable Supreme Court today. With this verdict the court's interim order of March 29, 2007, staying the implementation of the quota has now been lifted. The highlights of ...

0 Comments. 983 views since Apr 10, 2008

HYDE ACT (Act Behind the INDO-US Nuke Deal)

Hyde Act and nuclear scientists' note We are of the view that India must not directly or indirectly concede ourright to conduct future nuclear weapon tests, if these are found necessary to strengthen our minimum deterrence AFTER A meeting ...

0 Comments. 979 views since Aug 2, 2008

Education In India

The birth of child has been always considered as a very auspicious occasion. Right from that time, the parents and otherrelatives start researching in to even the very minute things, hisname, his education, and much more; all those ...

0 Comments. 920 views since Aug 19, 2008

One of the worlds top ten brands North Face

In the 1960s The North Face had produced many fomous brands climbing appliance. The two hikers enjoyed climbing but their clothing are bad. So they went back to produce climbing equipments to sell. They gradually developed brands and products. It is now in favor of climbers. ...

0 Comments. 832 views since Sep 21, 2010

Right to Information

"What does 'Right to Information' means?" 1. When does it come into force? It comes into force on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment on 15th June, 2005). Some provisions have come into force with immediate ...

1 Comments. 788 views since Oct 16, 2008

SWASTIKA: Soul of Hinduism

A swastika is a cross with four arms that are bent at a right angle, all four arms are the same length and sometime there will be a dot or charm in the negative space. It is a common symbol throughout India and world wide. The name swa ...

0 Comments. 756 views since Mar 22, 2009

Muslim Community: Think before Voting

THE GENERAL elections have begun in the country. In the coming 25 days, the world’s largest democracy will elect a new government. But one thing that peeves me is the way the political parties are trying to garner votes from the Muslims of the countr ...

1 Comments. 750 views since Apr 29, 2009

Third Front in Politics of INDIA

The 2004 elections saw the Congress and BJP winning 26.7% and 25.4% of the seats in the Lok Sabha respectively. The contest was mostly about adding more parties to the UPA and the NDA , and when the UPA captured the support of ...

2 Comments. 699 views since Mar 28, 2009