Women’s issues have never really stirred the governments in India. We’ve had a woman Prime Minister, a woman President, women Governors, Chief-Ministers, Education and Foreign Ministers; IPS, IAS and IRS Officers, but to what effect?
From the reality show judges with a penny’s worth of brain to actual rocket scientists from ISRO, everyone has shouted the deplorable condition of a woman in India, and yet the State hardly lifted a finger. And every government since 1947 is equally to blame. Continue reading “Marital Rape is Still Legal in India!”
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Substantial Relief for Low-Income Earners – People earning less than 5 lacs in annual income will see relief thanks to an increased tax rebate of Rs.5000. This rebate will be extended under Section 87A.
Continue reading “Highlights of the Union Budget 2016”
The section of the post about Apple and FBI first appeared on the Quartz Daily Brief. I highly recommend signing up for it.
Apple’s battle with the FBI is being talked about as a defining moment for privacy. And it is. But the real reason why is obscured by both sides’ rhetoric. Continue reading “The Connection Between Apple, FBI and Jat Reservation”
After a long and hard-fought battle between the telcos and a very vocal online community, a decision has finally been made on the issue of net neutrality.
TRAI has ruled against differential pricing for data services in a major support to Net Neutrality. The ruling can be seen as a blow to Facebook’s Free Basics, Airtel Zero and other similar data services which offered access to some websites and content for free. Continue reading “TRAI Rules in Favour of Net Neutrality”
There was no post for Week #9 because of the New Year!
January 4 to January 10, 2016. Week #10
The Big National News
The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommended sweeping reforms for the controversy-ridden BCCI.
Well, for starters, the IPL Scam. Also N Srinivasan. That guy is the worst!
Amen. So what were the recommendations? Continue reading “Week #10: Let’s Bet Big!”
December 21 to December 27, 2015. Week #8
It’s that time of the year when all you want to do is just curl up into your blanket and sleep all day.
Basically, you want to be a cat! And so do I. So this week, I’m just going to disturb you so that you can continue to enjoy the warmth of your soft duvet.
Continue reading “Week #8: Holiday Season!”
December 14 to December 20, 2015. Week #7
The Big National News
No GST even in this session.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday indicated that the government may not be able to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the ongoing session of Parliament.
Continue reading “Week #7: It’s All About the Money!”