Historically, our traditions have been designed in a way to protect and conserve environment. The current dispensation has propagandised recovering the ‘lost glory’. Ironically, the government has done more damage to the environment through its flawed policies and vested interests
On 2nd October, 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched as a nationwide movement to clean India and make it Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2019, 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It was PM Modi’s pet project and he infused lots of funds for the mission. Much water has flown since, quite literally as well, but nothing substantial has been achieved till date. This will also go down in the annals of history as a monumental governance failure.
Unlike in any autocracy, democracy stands on the firm legs of several unalterable institutions, but Modi has finished them all, bringing Indian polity to wheelchairs
The Modi government has posted a man facing well documented serious criminal charges against him at the head of the country’s premier investigation agency: ‘clean governance’…
The problems between North Block and RBI cannot afford to get out of hand for the sake of the India growth story
We don’t need countless small rules, but we need one strict rule which can never be compromised come what may
What ails the Indian education system? Why do many students – and their numbers keep increasing every year — go abroad for higher studies?
The media played an important role in facilitating the shift to the right and is now more closely aligned with right-wing opinion in the country
The Supreme Court- directed National Register of Citizens has created huge uncertainties in Assam, with no political party willing to walk the talk, and the government has no clear plan of action
An overload of PILs has resulted in ever increasing pendency and arrears which in turn resulted in depriving justice to the people whose cases had to wait for longer periods
Once the middleclass, including sections of the intellectuals, are tamed, and with the business community behind a leader, nationalistic circus can begin