On Sanskari James Bond

On Sanskari James Bond

Sir, On the subject of ‘sanskari James Bond’ controversy, I would like to share some thoughts that I picked up from a recent editorial. The censor board has taken on the peculiar task of timing James Bond’s kisses. Citing its outmoded obscenity codes, the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification has ordered that […]

Let’s put Patna on the Smart City list

Let’s put  Patna on the Smart City list

Sir, I wish to draw the attention of the authorities and the people through Newsnet One to the importance of being smart or say being a part of the smart city panel list. As we all know, Patna being a state capital is not listed for smart city development, for the simple reason that it […]

Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

Hijras must improve their own image to be accepted

Sir I do believe that all humans have equal rights. All humans also share equal responsibility.  Reading about the problems of Hijras on Newsnet One  I am sad. But there is another side also. Hijras are scary. They enter trains and frighten the travellers. They use filthy language. they do not beg, but demand money. […]

Madarsas must modernize to benefit country

Madarsas must modernize to benefit country

Sir – The Maharashtra government has recently announced that madarsas which do not teach science, mathematics, English and the social sciences will be considered “non-schools”. The state government there gives each madarsa a yearly grant of Rs 5.5 lakh. It must be remembered in this context that the United Progressive Alliance government – which had […]

Will Asaram Bapu walk free?

Will Asaram Bapu walk free?

Sir, Just yesterday, I chanced to see a news flash on television that a key witness that linked rape accused Asaram Bapu to his crime, has been killed. This bumping off of key witnesses appears to be a murky business. It is really suspicious. Now that the key witness has been killed, the court may […]

Delhi Protest against Manipur Police

Delhi Protest against Manipur Police

New Delhi : North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) extends solidarity to the movement against state repression in Manipur! Joins march from Vijay Nagar to Vishwvidyalay metro station by students from Manipur! Today a large number of students from Manipur took out a march from Vijay Nagar to Vishwvidyalay metro station in solidarity with the […]

India: still a long way behind

India: still a long way behind

Sir , The Supreme Court of the United States of America has legalized same-sex marriages in all the 50 states of the country. While pronouncing the verdict, the associate justice of the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, said, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice […]

Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

Christopher Lee: Iconic Villain

Sir , It was sad to read the news of the death of Christopher Lee, who essayed the iconic role of Count Dracula. With his demise, a glorious chapter in the world of cinema has come to an end. Lee, a British actor who earned a knighthood, had devoted his long acting career to portraying […]

Get aware about elders abuse

Get aware about elders abuse

“Some years ago, I was visiting a grandmother who was looking after her two young grandchildren in a mountainous region of Uganda. We got out of the Land Rover with our country staff and walked over to her shamba, expecting to have a relaxed working day in the countryside. Instead we were greeted with the […]

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

Child labour: complicated problem, systemic gaps

It is very disturbing that child labour is still an unsolved problem in the 21st century. On one hand we talk about achievements such as making a mark in space by successfully launching Mangalyaan to explore Mars, while on the other India is the largest hub of child labourers. Do we really deserve to feel […]

Thoughts on Child Labour Day

Thoughts on Child Labour Day

Sir, India is home to the largest number of child labourers in the world, over 12.59 million! A major concern is that the actual number of child labourers goes undetected. M.V. Foundation in Andhra Pradesh found nearly 400,000 children, mostly girls between seven and 14 years of age, toiling for 14-16 hours a day in […]

Hot and Hotter

Hot and Hotter

Sir, The mercury in my town has risen to 42 degrees! People are trying to beat the heat in every possible way. But the heat continues to have its effect, especially on people who cannot afford to protect themselves from it. Even in the houses of the rich, air-conditioning machines are breaking down, often leading […]