Taming the Djinn of Corruption

A spectacular win in 3 North-Eastern states specially Tripura, stunning loss of 2 seats in UP Lok Sabha by-elections, TDP’s shocking exit from NDA, perplexing ‘No confidence’ motion in Lok Sabha and well-scripted win to snatch an extra seat in Rajya Sabha from UP. Things can’t be more topsy-turvy for Modi Govt which would complete its normal tenure early next year. Modi stormed into power with a historic win and absolute majority in May, 2014. During election campaigns he placed emphasis, among other things, on 2 issues agitating the minds…

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Daffodils in the Desert: Ground breaking at Abu Dhabi

It is a nippy sunday morning and the better half and self is chatting up on the breakfast table on the twitter flutter of the day – ground breaking for a Hindu temple in UAE, with Government leaders at the apex in attendance. As perhaps the title of this article allures, neither is a temple or for that matter Hinduism a daffodil nor is the UAE a desert in the way we understand deserts. But the news did create a buzz in our ‘Event’ – which the better half-jokingly calls…

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Collaboration @ Corporates – An Integration of Feminine & Masculine

Collaboration – there was a time this word was relatively new in Corporate India. That was when the masculine form of leadership was prevalent. Authority, power, decisiveness, clarity (masculine traits and all of which are required) came into force……and the feminine aspects of leadership of nurturing, collaboration, patience, staying with ambiguity – were in the shadow. As there is rise in the consciousness of the feminine in society, corporates and their chieftains started adopting the feminine – atleast in words. Often, we hear Leaders prescribing – “collaborate with your colleagues,…

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018: High Level Points

I went to the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here in Singapore on Jan 6 -7. I would like for the readers to have a high level visibility to what exactly happens in this event. Back when I lived in India, I used to wonder what type of outreach Indian government does to non-resident Indians. I am intentionally using a bullet point format so it is easy for readers to read it while dealing with wide variety of topics. Day 1 Nitin Gadkari (Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping…

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Viral Zone: Is The Fourth Estate Under Threat in Modi’s India?

Todays Viral Zone will feature Viral Tweet Chain from the popular centre of right Twitter handle @srirambjp with user name Sriram. What is The Fourth Estate? Preceding to the revolution of 1789, there were three estates or divisions in French society, the clergy, the nobility and the commons. These three estates were represented in the early form of a Parliament called the The Estates General. In British Parliament today the clergy is represented by the House of Lords, the common people are represented in the House of Commons. With the advent…

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The Indian Legacy in Calculus – Fundamentals of Mathematics

As most of us already know, mathematics plays a crucial part in our school, college and university curriculum. However it is sad to note that most parts of India hardly know anything about our own country’s inherent legacy in fundamental mathematics. One of the most useful and elegant areas of mathematics is calculus. Without calculus much of basic sciences, engineering and medicine would break down. Calculus plays a pivotal role in explaining anything from dynamics of galaxies to motion of electrons. It is in this context we need to remember…

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Kisan Shashaktikaran

India is ranked second worldwide in agricultural output and is the largest economic sector of India. It is main occupation of 58% Indian population. Different regions celebrating different agricultural festivals clearly indicate role of agriculture in Socio-Economic fabric of India. In terms of size of Industry, agriculture and allied sectors (including agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishery) is estimated to be 17.3 per cent of the Gross Value Added (GVA) during 2016-17 at 2011-12 prices and it accounts for about 10% of the country’s exports. India is world’s largest producer of…

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Why Rahul Gandhi’s Soft Hindutva Fails to Convince Hindus.

Since past two months Rahul Gandhi, who is very soon to be anointed as President of Indian National Congress party is carrying out an extensive electoral campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections in Gujarat. Congress party which is the propagator of ‘Secularism’ has deployed soft Hindutva card as a part of its electoral strategy in Gujarat. Towards this its star campaigner Rahul Gandhi is visiting several temples during his campaign showcasing himself as a devout Hindu. About two weeks back, in one of such visit to a temple at Becharaji,…

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The Trolls of Congress, Will Rahul Gandhi Rein In?

On 7th September, 2017, Indian National Congress through its official party handle @INCIndia posted a tweet claiming that while their party was fighting trolls, PM Modi was igniting trolls. Congress’s claim that it was fighting trolls was apparently for public consumption because from the day Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minster, party’s senior leaders, State units and youth organisation handles have regularly posted abusive tweets against PM Modi, Smriti Irani and other leaders of BJP. Congress has never taken any action against such leaders, State units and the youth organisations…

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चुनावी समर में चर्च का तुग़लक़ी फ़रमान

चुनाव की आहट होते ही जनता की बारी आती है अपने चुने हुए प्रतिनिधियों के कामों की मीमांसा कर, सही को फिर से मौक़ा देने की और गये-बीतों को बाहर का रास्ता दिखाने की। मगर जिन दलों का पूरा कच्चा-चिट्ठा खुल चुका हो, उनके पास एक बड़ा आज़माया हुआ रास्ता है; धर्म को भुनाने का मार्ग। ले देके यहीं तो शरण मिलती आई है उन्हें। जब परिवार की दी गई दुहाई काम ना आई, तो याद इस दर की उन्हें सदा है आई। धर्म के तथाकथित आकाओं का एक तुगलकी…

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