Another wave of colonialism?

Learning and knowing as many languages as possible is indeed a special talent and an advantage for any individual. This talent brings people together because communication is the most important trait of human society. This trait also creates cultural cohesion…

Divisive politics-II

As stated earlier, it is a pity that those vowing to root out corruption from the system, and getting votes for ‘exposing’ it, are the ones who are now keenly looking for more and more such skeletons tumbling out of…

Divisive politics-I

The BJP juggernaut now sweeping large swathes of India seems unstoppable. Now with 21 states out of a total of 29 under its belt, it redounds to the highly effective and efficient administrative structure of the party that despite having…

Common front

Rahul Gandhi as president and his Congress leaders appear to be taking on a more aggressive posture, attacking the BJP for its divisive ideology and its failings on the governance front. Other party leaders have also been quite aggressive in…

Bad business

The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision to put a blanket ban on Letter of Undertaking (LoU) as well as Letters of Comfort issued by the bankers to businesses for international transactions may hit both the business of imports and…

A moral responsibility

Sustainability is a long term human well-being on earth, in harmony with nature. Sustainable development means sustainable economic growth, meeting the diverse needs of all people, improving their quality of life while safeguarding the earth’s life-supporting ecosystem. This was adopted…

Risky flights

Grounding of several aircrafts by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) belonging to two private airlines, Go-Air and Go-Indigo, resulting in cancellation of scores of flights on various routes causing inconvenience to passengers appears to be kneejerk reaction from…

Focus on quality

The existing state of educational institutions in the State is precarious, where a top heavy approach and focus on quantity and not quality is guiding the state’s ill-conceived education policy. Where the need is to strengthen the primary and basic…

New political alliances

Defeat of Bhartiya Janata Party and its allies in the parliamentary by-elections on Wednesday in both Uttar Pradesh and Bihar should start ringing the alarm bells for ruling NDA government at the centre. The party which is aiming to expand…

Rural crisis

The massive farmers’ rally that marched the long distance of over 180 kilometres from Nasik to Mumbai within six days and brought the Maharashtra government on its knees, forcing the latter to agree to almost all of the demands is…