ढोंगी मीडिया

समाज की तरक़्क़ी में निष्पक्ष और संतुलित मीडिया का बेहद अहम योगदान होता है, पर क्या करें तब, जब समाज के इस मज़बूत स्तंभ को ही घुन लग जाये। चेहरों पर ‘लिबरलपने’ की नक़ली मुस्कान ओढ़े, इनके हर मंतव्य में समाज का हित नहीं,बल्कि स्वहित छुपा होता है। किसी भी ख़बर को पहले ये अपनी बनाई तराज़ू पर रखते हैं, फिर दूसरी तरफ़ धर्म व जाति की बाट चढ़ाते हैं। ख़बर पर मिलकर चीख़-पुकार तभी मचाते हैं, जब इन ख़बरों का मसौदा इन पलड़ों पर भारी पड़ता है। आज कुछेक…

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Understanding Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana

Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana is one of the cornerstones of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao initiative by Government of India which was announced by PM Modi on 22 January 2015. This Yojana encourages parents to save funds for the future education and marriage expense for girl child. It is basically a saving scheme for girl’s future, with relatively high rate of interest. The scheme has been well accepted by the masses in wake of the financial security and independence it would provide to the girl child as well as her parents…

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जाति के फेर में,रह गया बिहार अंधेर में

‘बिहार’ जहाँ बौद्ध धर्म की उत्पत्ति,प्रचार व प्रसार की शुरूआत हुई। कई बौद्ध विहार व स्तूप बने और “विहार” का अपभ्रंश “बिहार” हो गया। भौगोलिक रूप से गंगा के मध्य मैदान के बड़े हिस्से में फैली सपाट और समतल भूमि है ये। हिमालय से गंगा,कोसी व अमरकंटक से सोन जैसी नदियों ने अपने जल से सिंचित कर हरीतिमा की चादर इस धरा पर पसार रखी है।गौतम बुद्ध,महावीर,गुरू गोविंद सिंह जी सरीखे दिव्य महापुरूषों की धरती है ये। सम्राट अशोक ने बौद्ध धर्म अपनाकर न्याय ,सुशासन एवं जन-कल्याण के नये मानक…

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मन की बात – देश से सीधा संवाद

जब से देश में भाजपा की सरकार आई है ‘मन की बात’ ने हमारे जीवन में अलग सा स्थान बना लिया है। उससे पहले राजनीतिक दलों ने जनता के “मन की बात” सुननी तो दूर, कभी अपने “मन की बात” तक नहीं सुनी। आज तमाम दलों की जो दुर्गति हो रही है,जनता उनसे कोसों दूर भाग रही है.. उसके जड़ में यही “मन की बात” है। कभी तो थाह ली होती कि जनता चाहती क्या है ? किन परेशानियों से जुझ रही है? पर नहीं..सब ने अपनी अलग “बुद्धिजीवियों “के…

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Delhi via Lucknow: Mission 2019

These are best of the times for Modi-led BJP. It couldn’t have been worse for other parties. BJP have won most of the elections in 2017 – whether State Assembly, Municipal Corporations or Panchayat. If March elections gave 4 out of 5 states to BJP including a landslide win in India’s most populous state of UP, winning Delhi MCD polls in April was sweet revenge for its humiliating loss in February, 2015. UP’s victory was both spectacular and unprecedented with BJP & allies notching up 325 out of 403 seats.…

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Can India Be The Skill Capital of The World?

With crores of Indians and many of the great renowned luminaries applauding the policies and main stream strategies by the PM Modi led BJP government to boost the Indian economy, we are moving greatly towards a brighter India. Unlike the previous government and their scandalous leaders, Modi government has been very strategic in understanding the core glitches hindering the country’s growth. India was growing and is still growing; agreed! But do you really believe that this is the best growth rate that we can thrive at? In a nation like…

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English, Power Asymmetry & Mental Slavery

Irony, yes, this article is in English. But it is important I get across to upwardly mobile English speaking Indians in the language they have embraced wholeheartedly. After reading this column, I hope you will recognize the power asymmetry you enjoy over Indians who don’t know English. English can never be the unifying language in a land which has enormous linguistic diversity for thousands of years. Anyone who argues that India is a services economy and has advantages because of English speaking ability needs to expand his/her frame of thinking.…

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Smart City Program, A Smart Initiative. Part2

Is Smart City Program, a Smart Initiative? – Part 2 In the given backdrop (Refer Part 1) of abysmal condition of our cities and their governance, Government of India (GOI) envisaged the Smart City Program (SCP) and launched it in 2015. It focuses on both planning and execution in a time bound manner to take the cities under the program to a new level of development. The program covers all States and UTs to select one hundred cities which prepared their own proposals at city level with involvement of private…

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My Two Ideas

Its election results time and some congratulations are due. I wish to congratulate the BJP and its karyakartas along with the chief architects Mr. Narendrabhai Modi and Mr. Amitbhai shah on their splendid victories across some very important states. I wish they carry out their agenda of development in these states as well. The purpose of this write up is to share a couple of ideas- 1. An idea to widen the existing “LPG Subsidy give-up “scheme. 2. An idea to produce electricity on a large scale. Let me explain:…

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Smart City Program, a Smart Initiative. Part1

Modi Government, as per its election promise, launched Smart City Program in June 2015. By now, sixty cities have been selected after a rigorous competitive process of two regular rounds and one Fast Track round under the program. Still, people question the seriousness of the government on building 100 Smart Cities. It is important that this ambitious initiative is understood in the background of India’s urban development scenario. Background Indian cities did not get due attention of our governments until they could not be ignored anymore. Just look at what…

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