उत्तराखंड की एक अंतहीन राजनीतिक अस्थिरता

जिस राज्य में मुख्यमंत्रीयों का अधिकांश कार्यकाल अपनी ही पार्टी के लोगों से अपनी कुर्सी ऐन-केन-प्राकेण बचाने में लग जाता हो, वहाँ भला क्या उम्मीद कर सकते हैं? यह कांग्रेस-भाजपा की अंदरूनी गुटबाजी का ही खामयाजा है कि उत्तराखंड में न तो कभी एक मजबूत सरकार बन सकी और न ही उसे नियंत्रित करने हेतु…

Irom Sharmila and the Alleged Criminal Intent

It is ironic that in a country that claims to be the ‘world’s largest democracy’, Irom Sharmila has been held for much of the last 14 years under a provision of law which has been considered “anachronistic”, “arbitrary” and “inhuman” by the judiciary on multiple occasions. On 2 November 2014, Irom Chanu Sharmila’s fast in…

Time to Reinterpret Nobel Peace Prize Criteria

In the modern world, there is reason to expand the interpretation of what the prize represents. The Nobel Peace Prize is once again the center of debate. Or is it unnecessarily being dragged into one? The debate largely turns on Alfred Nobel’s will and its varied interpretations. The critics claim that this year’s Nobel Peace…

Let Football Bridge Some Gaps in Northeast India

Through the human history of collective living, sports has always been an instrument that facilitated the establishment and deepening of a common identity. It has had its share in arousing feelings of togetherness not only in the West, but also in a country as diverse as India. The inclusion of the NorthEast United Football Club…