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”
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) completed its 10th anniversary recently. In this phase it earned a lot of fame, but it also faced ridicule from certain sections of the society. Continue reading “Evaluation of MGNREGA’s Decade Long Journey”
It’s a scary prospect to consider — the death of a beloved fictional character. However, in case of Santa-Banta, it may happen. More than 5000 websites, print and other media publishing jokes on Santa-Banta could be banned!
The news comes following the report that the Supreme Court of India has accepted a public interest litigation (PIL) which seeks a ban on jokes on the Sikh (Sardars) community. Continue reading “Santa-Banta: Could they die?”
January 11 to January 17, 2015. Week #11
The Big National News
The Supreme Court upheld its earlier decision to discontinue Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.
What is Jallikattu?
Jallikattu (meaning, to embrace bulls) is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. It is a Tamil tradition mentioned in Sangam literature. Continue reading “Week #11: We Got No Bulls Here!”
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!”