The explosion of daily coronavirus cases and deaths in India is in stark, depressing contrast with the proactively managed first wave of COVID-19 last year. The entire country is currently being ravaged by the second wave of the global pandemic, which has turned out to be far deadlier than its predecessor. At the beginning of … Continue reading Covid Crisis in India: Clouds of Despair and Rays of Hope
The Coronavirus pandemic has upended life like nothing else I have experienced before. In different ways, it has hit us all. The government was in a dilemma – how to save both lives and livelihoods. To make matters worse, the GDP sank by a precipitous 23.9 per cent in the first quarter of this year. … Continue reading Madhubani Art UnMasked
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, is Election Day in the USA. Traditionally, presidential elections in the USA have been held in November on the Tuesday after the first Monday of the month. As I write this blog, according to data compiled by the US Elections Project, more than 99,657,079 people have already cast an early vote, either … Continue reading MAKE THE YOUTH VOTE COUNT!
India has a long tradition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family and Atithi Devo Bhava – The guest of god. In modern times, these traditions have been evolving. The current Indian state was formed out of the integration of various princely states and partition of “greater India – which included current India, … Continue reading CAA and NRC – Protests across – Is it fair?
Bucking the demoralising trend of death and paralysis of e-commerce companies, Karfa gives birth to an online platform for rural artisans in India. Through Karfa, I hope to create a business that boosts the prosperity and growth of those who have been oppressed for generations. My decision may be seen as a naive one, given … Continue reading Going against the trend with Karfa
Mufti faces Twitterati's wrath for blurring the lines between politics and sports Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti received heavy criticism for a tweet that purportedly sought to combine politics with sports. After India's loss to England in the Cricket World Cup 2019 essentially ended their winning streak, Mufti had tweeted that she believed it was … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: July 2019
Delhi CM Kejriwal pushes for free bus and metro rides for Delhi's women On June 2, Kejriwal revealed his plan to waive bus and metro fares for Delhi's women, in order to "encourage" them to use public transport. He clarified that this perk would not be enforced on anyone, that is, those who can afford can … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: June 2019
On April 4, commemorations were given to the fallen British and Japanese soldiers who perished in the Battle of Kohima, which took place between April 4 and June 22, 1944. The annual ceremony was attended by representatives of both the warring sides of that time. While the town of Kohima was submerged in a wave … Continue reading Battle of Kohima: The forgotten face-off that sealed Allied victory in Asia
Opposition and Twitterati mock Modi on his "cloud" and "digital camera & e-mail" comments PM Modi was panned by opposition members and social media stalwarts alike for his recent comments regarding the Balakot Air Strike and for his claims of using futuristic technology back in the late 80s. The Prime Minister revealed that he gave … Continue reading Indian Politics Round-up: May 2019
The General Elections are now done and dusted, and we finally know the names which will form the nation's 17th Lok Sabha. While this was an election where a large number of youngsters became first-time voters, it was also an election where many politicians became first-time MPs. Two of the most noticeable first-time MPs are … Continue reading Lok Sabha welcomes 267 first-time MPs