Experts say the sentiment on the ground is that the Taliban defeated the US and NATO forces and compelled the world’s most powerful military to cede the region back to the outfit. Everyone knows American troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Everyone knows a deal was struck between the two belligerents – the US military […]This Global Stock Market Rush Owes To Amateur, Retail Investors
Investor education is the key. Otherwise, in a landscape where macroeconomic indicators across the globe are weak, young investors may be at a risk of financial loss in stock trading. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the benchmark index of the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada. Amid high unemployment rate in Canada, and record-high inflation, which […]Time is now for like-minded, upright politicians to back the BJP
Sovereignty and territorial integrity matter. Sans them, a society is nothing more than a permanent settlement vulnerable to upheavals. Likewise, armed forces and law enforcement agencies protecting the borders and upholding laws of the land within the borderline also matter. Besides social well-being, which is shaped by inter-personal relations, the above-stated elements safeguard the economic […]Rebuttal to the International Press on India’s handling of Covid-19
Let’s turn the clock back to 2020. For many months, the world’s top health body, WHO, unequivocally discouraged the wearing of face masks by the general public. The argument was that it would inculcate a ‘false sense of security in the person wearing a mask. In June 2020, however, and after three months of having […]Is Enough Being Done To Fight Economic Offences?
The fight against economic offences is still on, and the results are there to see, both in droves and trickles. There has been no letup in India government’s concerted efforts to cleanse the system for ensuring a bigger turnout of the fraudsters and defaulters to face the punishment and pay up. The Central government in […]The Aftermath Of India’s Economic Offensive Against China
With its official notification of April this year which mandates that all countries, sharing a land border with India, would now face scrutiny before foreign direct investments (FDIs) are allowed, the Government of India has sent a strong political message to China. The whole world has become wary of the prospects of their firms being […]Does Anti-Hindu Secularism Call For A Review?
The Central government needs to take up India’s anti-Hindu Secularism for review to address the apprehensions of the Hindus across the country. In its days of glory, the landmass of Hindustan had included several of its neighbouring countries with which it is currently sharing borders, to form a homogenous culture. It is home to the […]The challenges to ‘Secularism’ and the need to implement NRC to preserve it
The most serious challenge to Secularism springs from the ignorance of the silent majority of the Hindus about the impending probability of their becoming a minority community in their own country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not participate in the Bhumi Pujan ceremony of the Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya. And the State-owned national broadcaster […]India’s Post-COVID Priorities
Prioritisation of the tasks ahead is imperative, and their implementation should be taken up with a benign attitude to ensure that no issue is left out or excluded. And that by itself is no mean task! While the onslaught of Covid-19 and the frenetic activity it generated are behind us, India should lose no time […]A saga of mistakes: Misadventures and policy fiascos of Congress governments of the past
The laundry list of several other goof-ups involving the Congress governments is practically endless, including the numerous terror attacks carried out by Pakistani terror outfits like LeT, JeM, etc in the Indian heartland, and the dastardly attack on the Indian Parliament, to name a few. Even as the Indian National Congress (INC) inherited, by default, […]China versus Rest of the World
It is evident that China is fast losing friends, besides the US, in Europe too. With its expansionist agenda becoming more and more pronounced, it is a question of time before China is totally cut off from the international community and gets branded a pariah state. Is it possible for someone to “gang up” against […]India-China Face-off in Ladakh and the nexus between CCP and Congress
The Congress-CCP nexus and the proximity of the Congress first family to top Chinese leadership do not add up to any good for our country. Unfortunately for the CCP, the Congress Party is not in power currently India has learnt the hard way that there is much more to a war than a flare-up of […]Time To Review Or Abrogate Article 30 Of Indian Constitution
Abrogation of Article 30 of the Constitution is a vital move in the State’s war against the fundamentalists used as a cat’s paw by Pakistan and the other external enemies to destroy our nation. There is no other country in the world like India, where millions of people practising different religions live in near-perfect communal […]अवैध मुस्लिम बांग्लादेशी घुसपैठियों से भारत की आंतरिक सुरक्षा को खतरा
(The article “अवैध मुस्लिम बांग्लादेशी घुसपैठियों से भारत की आंतरिक सुरक्षा को खतरा” published in UP Dainik Bhaskar, June 28, 2020)विकृत भारतीय इतिहास का पुनर्लेखन ज़रूरी
(The article “विकृत भारतीय इतिहास का पुनर्लेखन ज़रूरी” published in UP Dainik Bhaskar, June 23, 2020)Illegal Muslim Immigrants from Bangladesh Pose a Serious Threat to India’s Internal Security
Illegal Immigrantion is a ticking time bomb of serious demographic changes and communal clashes in India, as proved by the recent anti-CAA protests across the country. Massive illegal immigration of Muslims from Bangladesh is a precursor to the strident demand for a separate Muslim State. Independent India has seldom seen such tough situations as it […]Should Distorted Indian History be Rewritten?
(The article “Should Distorted Indian History be Rewritten?” published in magazine Uday India in June 13, 2020 English edition)Will Covid-19 Global Tragedy Spell the Death of Communism?
China’s unbridled hegemonistic ambition has led to its landing in the doghouse in the new world order. As the epicentre of one of the greatest threats to humanity, Communism is likely to fall apart under its own weight. Communism is on borrowed time. Its epitaph has long been ready. It is already discredited throughout the […]Woman’s Empowerment And Women Protesting On The Streets
Education, awareness and the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) are some of the key factors which can constitute the basis of the program necessary to bring about women’s upliftment and empowerment across the country. Indian women have traditionally enjoyed tremendous respect and recognition in the society. Vedas and Puranas contain several verses and accounts that give […]India-Iran Bilateral Relations At Crossroads
India and Iran could move on with a bit more of understanding of each other’s domestic and global political compulsions and the need to work together. Iran has lately been hit by a double whammy of a monumental health crisis and an unsavoury turn of events in its bilateral relations with India. What makes the […]Should Active Politics Be Banned In Academia?
The modern Indian universities may be characterised as the training fields of those scholars whose ambition for the future lies in a career in politics rather than in spheres related to academics. Universities are no new phenomenon in post-Independence India. Throughout its chequered history, India had been known for its seats of higher learning such […]Degeneration Of Indian Democracy Into Anarchy
Democracy will not be allowed to degenerate into anarchy by the determined people and the Government of India. In a cruel twist of history, Indian Independence did not bring in its wake freedom from a prolonged sense of slavery and subjugation. What resulted at the end of a century-old back-to-back rule by bloodthirsty warlords from […]China’s Culpability Is Real, It’s Not China’s Criticism
Politics involves criticism, sometimes justified and sometimes unfounded. Rationality, on the other hand, involves fixing accountability. The adverse impact of COVID-19, the infectious disease that originated in the Wuhan city of China, is out in the open. Recalling a time when the world halted as it is currently is not easy. Passenger airplanes are grounded […]Governance and Innovations amidst Crises
Old order changes yielding place to new. Transition periods of the old order to a new one form the cradle of crises. It is during a crisis that one feels the need to innovate and reinvent himself. A chrysalis does not remain within the cocoon for long but undergoes a metamorphosis during the course of […]Exemplary And Innovative
(The article “Exemplary And Innovative” is published on page no. 6 & 7 in ‘Organiser’ dated 19th April 2020)Shun Negativity And Show Resilience
(The article “Containing The Likely Fallouts Of Covid-19 On Indian Economy” published in “Business World”)Fighting An Invisible Enemy Called Covid-19
Doctors recommend hand hygiene by washing hands often with soap or hand sanitizer and social distancing. Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is the most recent addition to a long list of death traps that humankind has stumbled onto in the course of its short sojourn on earth. Intriguingly, it is a problem of man’s own making for […]The Legislative Route To Social Reforms
Issues of societal importance are discussed, debated and thrashed out in the Parliament by the people’s representatives and in the public fora and the media by the people themselves. The appeal of the axiom “All is fair in love and war”, is unassailable and its reach universal. Love and war are all about honour, pride, […]Women’s Safety and Public Ire
Hardly passes a day when you sit down with a hot cup of coffee in hand in the morning to read the newspaper and don’t find the headlines screaming at you about the horrid rape of a woman. A detailed account of the gory details of the sordid act is given to make your stomach […]Is Patriotism on the Wane?
Love reigns supreme in every sphere of personal and social activity. Although love means a lot, nay everything, to a lover, it is one’s love for one’s own country that is considered supreme, without prejudice to the purity or bonafides of any other kind. This is precisely why politicians with a blemishless personal life and […]What slowed down India’s economy and how is the government trying to revive it?
It would be overstating the obvious to say that the Indian economy has of late been passing through a particularly bad patch. What needs to be done to hitch it up has been engaging the attention of the experts and the government alike. The disturbing development of the slowdown has been depicted as a meltdown […]Many Aspirations and Budget 2020
Union Budget alone cannot shape which way the economy steers. There’s a lot more to this. For example, when the parliament enacted the bankruptcy law, The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, it was a sure boost for both ailing banks that were demanding an uncomplicated and fast way to recover dues and corporates that are […]The Aftermath of CAA
The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), which metamorphosed into the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), was a watershed in independent India’s legislative history. It also had a cascading effect on political discourse and social harmony in the country. Apart from becoming a momentous piece of legislation, the CAA set off a national dialogue involving the elite and […]Is Hinduism Losing Ground at Home?
Hindus do not look for safety in numbers. Nor do they live in clusters. They draw strength and sustenance from the reassuring words contained in many ancient Hindu texts that Dharma which they uphold would come to their rescue in times of need. It is this unshakeable belief that enables them to live in peace […]Will Delhi Become Victim of Freebie Culture Yet Again?
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had won the 2013 and 2015 Delhi Assembly elections on the plank of populist measures such as free water, electricity, WiFi, medical care, etc to people of the low-income group. This time around, it is offering these free essential services to people of not only the low-income group but also […]India and the RCEP
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has proved to be a non-starter insofar as India is concerned. Our country is not per se against mutually beneficial economic cooperation pacts. However, it opted out of the RCEP as it found that there was a mismatch between its aspirations and the proposed preferential trade deal. Simply […]Is Air Pollution Here to Stay?
Environmental pollution is not a subject close to the heart of the common man in India. More so is the case with air pollution. The common man is much too preoccupied with the mundane matters of his day-to-day life to become exercised about a larger national issue like air pollution. Time is, however, running out, […]Water Management – A Huge Task Ahead
With the solitary exception of air, could there possibly be anything more important than water for the survival of life on planet earth? Is this not the reason why water prospecting always finds a place right at the top in the to-do list of exploratory space missions? With the unnerving prospect of a steady increase […]Mission Chandrayaan and India’s Giant Leap into the Future
India’s space program started off both as an ambitious and bold venture for a young nation which had to rebuild its economy from scratch after having remained a colony for well over 200 years. Even after the dawn of Independence, the nation’s overall development remained embroiled in an unviable economic policy and unethical minority appeasement practices. […]The Stranglehold of Black Money over Politics in India
Although the spectre of black money has haunted our nation ever since Independence, it was only in 2013-14 that two political parties came forward and promised to strive for its total eradication. While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by Arvind Kejriwal made a hue and cry over the issue of corruption, he did nothing significant towards […]