No place for Secularism

It has become a fashion in this country to discuss and talk about secularism on the one hand but supporting special benefits and privileges for minorities. Secular democracy is boasted as the best asset in India but in practice, secularism and democracy rotate only in appeasing some castes and minorities. The Hindu community is the […]

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Coffee and the Book

A foggy winter evening, Covered in dark clothing, Through the haze, silently sitting; Hot-coffee and me–sipping; In a desolate corner of the cafe.     A Muslim,  a Jew, a Christian; A Hindu, an Atheist-all sitting; They gossip, drink, laughing, Like good old friends, beaming; Life became good and teeming.   Then came two gentlemen, staring; […]

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An Intersectional Feminist Study of Smashing Islamic Patriarchy in Meera Syal’s My Sister Wife

Meera Syal (born 1963) is a very popular English actress and writer. She has written many screenplays and two novels. She has also won many prestigious awards including Media Personality of the Year in 2001. She has Indian roots and descendent of an Indian family. She was born in a small town near Wolverhampton in […]

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Song of My Nation

Song I hear Bharat Mata singing, the diverse hymns I hear; The farmer singing his, as he tills his fields, The student singing his, as he turns the pages; The soldier sings him, as he flutters his guns. Ask not, what you can get from your Mother Land: Ask yourself, what you can give to […]

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O My Justice!

Where the nation is liberated of the fifty million pending cases; Where judges and judiciary are free of dates and adjournments;Where the people have not been tormented by the narrow procedural laws;Where Aryans and Salmans are not treated as special creatures; Where the cases are not delayed and lost due to aggressive Sibals and Singhvis; […]

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Move beyond the quotas

As was expected media is given big space to the announcement to the promise by Congress and announced by its star campaigner Mrs Priyanka Gandhi. It appears that Indian leaders are highly obsessed with reservation and quotas and they have no other constructive and positive idea in their armour. UP has only 403 assembly seats. […]

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Fissure in castle America: Openness, extreme freedom, excessive rights, discord in society – these will un-make America

Images of a lighted city across the river Hudson with its glowing in the night high-rise and vivacious get-up-and-go might lead some viewers in New York that it is the happiest and the best place in the world. Unfortunately, this is not true. See, Shanghai another same type of city, Whangpoo river flowing through the […]

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Cut the freebies and waste of money

All are worried to strengthen the economy on the one hand and the other helping the people by reducing pressures on them.  But again the rhetoric is on the same beaten pattern — Free vaccination for all, unemployment allowance,  job programmes and freebies for the poor, GST and tax cut on consumer products etc. They, […]

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Yoga-Divine Healing

  Control the untamed ideas, Nobody has to do untamed pleas, Nobody has to be on knees, The pain of hundred miles cures, A mild pang of Yoga conjures.   Let drive my breathing song, To soothe mind and body throng, Gather all vibes and senses belong, Makes empathy, poise strong; Wipes out polluted and […]

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