General elections: India 2009

Hats off to the politicians!

There is a general tendency to criticize the politicians for anything and everything. I must admit that I am one among the critics. If anything goes wrong all the accusing fingers turn against some politicians. Of course, they make our task easier by reacting quickly to some unpleasant incidents to pin down their counterparts or …

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Ragging means flogging

Education is occupying a significant position in India and the universities are finding it difficult to cope with the heavy rush of students aspiring for higher studies; but the country should be proud of this healthy trend. Some of the universities are of very high standards and their products are capable of competing with the …

Reflections

Economic slump, bailout and all that

Whenever the world suffers a severe setback on the economic front, some stop gap measures are initiated to lessen these effects. Bailout, infrastructure developments etc are some of the ready made short-term measures resorted to by the states.   Incidentally, such practices had been in vogue centuries ago, at least in India. The kings and …

Reflections

My Heroes: Jawaharlal Nehru and Sachin Tendulkar

I am sure I’ll be laughed at if I say my heroes are Sachin Tendulkar and Jawaharlal Nehru; why even my own conscious mind questions my strange taste, but I can’t help it. Whenever I think of Nehru what comes to my mind is his famous “long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny” …

General elections: India 2009

Adieu to truth and non-violence

What is happening in Mahatma Gandhi’s India? He was an embodiment of truth and non-violence. Thousands of his followers stood by these principles before and after independence. But things began to change and truth became the first causalty. Now it is the turn of non-violence to quit the scene. The politicians make provocative speeches and …

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English serves the purpose

 Though colonization was a symbol of exploitation of the weaker countries, and it was a long struggle for such countries to liberate themselves from slavery, we cannot ignore a few valuable legacies left behind by the colonial powers, especially by the British; the notable among them being the English language which became an international vehicle …