Opposing job reservation? Just Jealousy!

Opposing job reservation? Just Jealousy!

Sir, Glancing through what appears to be a letter written by a ‘fellow’ media student named Preeti Dayal, I would like to put forward the following points. Her arguments are fundamentally flawed and out of whack. I took out a calculator and did some basic adding up of the percentages she has mentioned. 15 +7.5+ […]

Dad’s Day, essentially Catholic!

Dad’s Day, essentially Catholic!

Someone sent me a photograph via WhatsApp this Sunday  morning from the tiny  parish of Sikandra in the Jamui District of Bihar. The Church of St. Francis Xavier hosted a Fathers’ Day event, where the Dads who came to church, whether in their 20s or their 80s were felicitated and handed flowers.  Along with today […]

39% Union Ministers with criminal cases

39% Union Ministers with criminal cases

NEW DELHI: Of the 56 ministers who took oath on Thursday 30 May and are part of either the Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha, 51 are crorepatis and 22 have declared criminal cases against themselves, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). It said eight ministers have declared their educational qualification to […]

Bihar board ‘cheats’ student, rapped by HC

Bihar board ‘cheats’ student, rapped by HC

Patna: The Bihar School Education board was ordered to pay Rupees five  lakhs to a ‘failed’ student by the Patna High Court. The reason? The board tried some hanky- panky, and the High court found out about it. A school girl in Bihar showed unusual grit and determination when the eastern Indian state’s school board […]

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Pak-Bangla tension grows as Hasina stops visas to Pakistanis

Certain political parties in India may have demonized Bangladesh for sending illegal migrants in Indian election campaign. They do not realize that the country born out of a bitter struggle against Pakistan. Bangladesh has  no love lost for Islamabad. Bangladesh has now done what Modi’s India cannot imagine – stop issuing visas to Pakistani nationals, […]

Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram: New Trafficking Hotspot

Mizoram state, in northeast India which shares a border with Burma (Myanmar) appears to be the new hot transit zone for the illegal trafficking of girls and women. Human trafficking and the modern slave trade, unfortunately, appears to be flourishing. The traffickers just find new sources and new routes. People in distress are the easiest […]

India: stop wasting water or face disaster tomorrow!

India: stop wasting water or  face disaster tomorrow!

NEW DELHI – World Water Day is over, and the world moves on to other matters. A global water crisis continues, nonetheless. A crisis already exists for many people in South Asia and there are indications that conditions could get worse before they get better. Almost 600 million people in India are at high risk […]

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

B’desh arrests local extremists for LGBT activist murders

DHAKA  – Two of Bangladesh’s leading LGBT activists, who were hacked to death over three years ago, have received justice at last. Eight Islamist extremists from a banned group were charged by Bangladesh police on Sunday (May 12) for the 2016 murders of two prominent gay rights activists. Earlier, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) […]

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

Whatsapp, Facebook shut down as Muslim Bashing escalates in Lanka

COLOMBO : Social media misuse again bares its fangs, this time in the wake of the Sri Lanka Church bombings. Reuters reported that the Sri Lankan government said on Monday (May 13) that it was temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, after violent incidents in the wake of […]

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

India sinking deeper in gloom : World Happiness Report

Sad to report, India isn’t a happy nation. Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the general elections. India […]

It ain’t going away!

It ain’t going away!

Strange isn’t it? Just yesterday, the 20th of March, we the ‘conscious intelligentsia’ marked two events or ‘international days’. One was the day of the house sparrow, and the other was the international day of Happiness, whatever that means. The sparrows that would nest in the rafters of our houses and bungalows a few decades […]

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