Monthly Archives: March 2011

Some notes on the census form of India

I recently had a look at the census form of India. I was happy to note that question 3 on ‘Gender’ seeks to enumerate transgenders alongside men and women. I was shocked to find that under question 9 on ‘Disability’, ‘mental retardation’ is listed as one of the disabilities. Now who uses that kind of language in  census form? Continue reading

Act of tyranny! Bill of injustice!

The Hindu has written against it. Churmuri has protested it. Kafila has protested it. Prashant IyengarVickram Crishna and Nikhil Pahwa have all protested it. Yet by and large, the blogging community seems to be unware about the fact that their freedom of expression is in grave danger! All of a sudden when citizen journalism is the order of the day and RTI is taking shape, the tyrant government is blocking our freedom of speech. Continue reading

Is high GDP really a curse?

Many economists, leaders and intellectuals of today believe that the development rate India being close to 9% is a curse for India. They are partially right in saying so as their concern is the masses of the nation who neither contribute nor benefit from our spiraling GDP. Life for these people becomes difficult day bay day. These people have strong concern for equality. But believing that high GDP is a curse, the right thing? Continue reading

Dandi March II

71 years after Mahatma Gandhi led the Dandi march, on 12th March, 2011- NRIs all across the world have launched Dandi March II– A 240 Mile Walk Against Corruption in India. Will this march be enough to uproot corruption from India? Read my latest article on the-NRI.

The trouble with Telangana

Should a separate state of Telangana be formed? It is an issue that has been brewing for a long time, highlighted and exploited by numerous political parties for petty motives. Know the comeplete story before making an opinion. Read my latest article on the-NRI.