Two eminent Indian women shows us the way how to protect dignity self-esteem

This blog is about country’s  two eminent women, who are in news for two different reasons, but both have stirred the nation’s conscience  by  asserting themselves, when both of them  found that they have not been given the  treatment, both have deserved.

Our Democracy has degenerated into the might of majoritarianism

Recently, with a group of friends and relatives, I visited the iconic India Gate in Delhi. Even amid the vibrancy of the tourists from all over the country and the associated 'selfie' culture, I witnessed the massive presence of the cops and paramilitary forces.

Afghanistan: Return of Taliban to effect mostly to women, children

The US-Taliban talks have bogged down because the latter is not willing to negotiate with the Ashraf Ghani government in Kabul. Washington is keen to leave Afghanistan and save the $45 billion it spends there annually but is troubled over what the Taliban will do to Afghanistan after it leaves.

Jadhav Case: The ICJ has upheld the right to consular access.

In a final closure of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled in favour of India on merits, affirming Jadhav’s right to consular access and notification. Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf, president of the ICJ, delivered the 15-1 verdict on July 17.

Religion seems to be influencing Pak cricket is disturbing development

The team prays together fastidiously, recites ayats (Quranic verses) in its huddles and celebrates personal and collective milestones with sajda (the act of kneeling in Muslim prayers); they all fast during Ramadhan, some even during games.”

Elections: Idea of India may have lost its political currency

The sheer scale and size of Narendra Modi’s electoral victory poses fundamental questions beyond the usual election analysis. The BJP has not only defied anti-incumbency to increase its overall vote share, but has also made inroads into new regions and constituencies to consolidate its grip on power across large parts of India. 

The template of Hindu Rashtra

Salil Desai If the BJP sweeps the polls, what will stop it from pursuing its Hindu Rashtra agenda? It’s expected that Hindu Rashtra will declare Hinduism as our state religion, ending secularism.


Sri Guru Amar Das Ji was born on Baisakh Sudi 14, 1636 Bikrami i.e. May 5, 1479 at Basarke Gillan village, which is about 13 kms. south-west from Amritsar, in district Amritsar, Punjab. In his fond memory, in this village at his birth place Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan Sri Guru Amar Das Ji has been established. 

Priyanka a new political icon of Gandhi family born

Rahul Gandhi has just won his first three elections, having fought and lost more than 30, so he is finally being seen as a leader. And not just a bumbling heir. Is this the time for his sister to come in as number two on the board of the family firm?

BABA DEEP SINGH JI SHAHID : A Great Liberator of Religious Places

Holding a khanda (double-edged sword) in his right hand and his severed head in his left hand Baba Dip Singh Ji (1682-1757) sacrified his life fighting against oppression for the liberation of Sri Harimandar Sahib, Amritsar. 

Modi’s promises of jobs, vikas, prosperity shelved, polarisation is the mission

Young Indians bought new hope & optimism of Brand Modi in 2014. Now they’re confused & angry as BJP government turns out to be Indira-era Congress, plus a cow.

Efforts on to swap Pakistan Dr Afridi with Aafiya Siddiqui imprisonment in US

Last month, Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani woman jailed in the US, requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to get her released from prison. She is serving a 86-year sentence since 2010. She was tried on charges of trying to kill an American soldier in Afghanistan.

Yogi calls Bulandshahar cop killing an accident

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister has remained conspicuously silent on the death of the police inspector, but has spoken out against alleged cow slaughter.

India should encourage people’s initiatives to forge normal relations with Pakistan

The election of the eminent Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan, as Prime Minister (albeit through a flawed election) has rekindled hopes among committed democrats in South Asia, especially India, that Pakistan is about to emerge into a new dawn. Also that it would bring to an end many of the travails that afflict India-Pakistan relations today.

Report that showed higher GDP growth under UPA than Modi’s NDA removed from govt website

Report by government-backed panel has pegged average growth under UPA at 8%, higher than that during 4 years under NDA.

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