Engineers, doctors, lawyers, bankers, and teachers — all have one thing in common. They all happen to be citizens. Yet, I was able to sail through four years of an engineering course at a top technical university, without giving any significant thought to my citizenship and the intellectual burden it brings. I questioned corruption, but only as […]
The liberal discourse will find it difficult to promote its progressive winds until it learns to work WITH the current realities, and not deny or ignore it condescendingly.
Not everyone has the desire or the eye to identify and be bothered if an image has been photoshopped to influence their thoughts. Reversing the rot requires us all to be aware of the trickery we are being made conduits for.
Discussing freedom of the press and censorship is not just the media’s business; it’s OUR business. And so is the objectivity of the media: a participative democracy is as much about demanding a free, unbiased media, as it is about seeking honest lawmakers and ministers.
For once, we must prioritise the principle of why free media must exist, much above the biases of the media (read, paid media) and the biases in our own minds (read, “presstitute”). We must understand why the media exists and how it would serve us best.
There definitely is a lot to criticize the reservation policy and the related politics, but moaning over the seat that couldn’t be yours is not one of those ways.
It takes a good amount of dedication to go head-over-heels for Game of Thrones and memorize the latest music track, or to sit and watch an entire IPL match out of sheer passion. But to be able to survive a life that doesn’t come even close to taking initiative to create and innovate is a failure of education.
While the freedom to express protects one’s most basic human rights, some reasonable restrictions are required to protect the existing systems of which one is part of.
The hypocrisy lies in the fact that while discussing these “Indianisms”, pride is the dominating feeling amongst ourselves, but it turns to anger when a white person on “poverty tourism” points out the same things.
At different levels – individual, societal and governmental – that caste, both as identity and hierarchy, is deep-rooted in the Indian society.
Today, the Juvenile Justice Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill proposes that 16- to 18-year-olds in conflict with the law, be tried as adults in case of heinous crimes.
Why can’t we abolish the practice of legal killing of people, instead of making it more acceptable by calling it “death penalty” and “retribution”?