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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 …

General elections: India 2009

Elections in India and the USA: Spotting the difference!

There may not be much in common between USA and India but there is one big thing in common which eclipses umpteen dissimilarities that separate the two. The big thing I have in mind is democracy and all the good things that go with it. Not long ago, in India too there were two party …

International issues

“Be like a winnow and not like a sieve”

Even if we are to go back in time by 4 or 5 centuries equipped with powers to witness how the people, in those days, were punished for minor offences, I don’t think we would witness anything similar to what a 17 year old girl in this Swat district in Pakistan underwent very recently.  She …

General elections: India 2009

Promises of freebies galore

With only a few days left for the general elections in India, the political parties, especially the smaller ones who have formed opportunistic alliances are vying with one another to attract the voters. While major parties are talking about various welfare measures, which promise long-term benefits for the people and the nation as a whole, …

Reflections

Talent knows no boundaries: A peek into the lives of Indian slum dwellers.

“Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.”   By Thomas Gray   There are ever so many awards ranging from Nobel Prize to Oscar to identify talents all over the …

General elections: India 2009

Shh….Election commissioner is watching!!

While the fear of a hung parliament in India after the 15th general elections and the consequent confusions loom large, people are already confused.  As the drama unfolds, our attention is diverted from the main show to comic interludes of friends becoming foes and the reverse of this phenomenon. An average voter takes a decision …