Nepal’s Constitution and Lessons for India

New Delhi’s response to the constitution has come as a surprise to many. As a democratic country itself, India has arguably overstepped the limits of suggestion and rather tried to impose its views on its much smaller neighbor. In various international forums, India has repeatedly advocated for a country’s right to self-determination. Unfortunately, this seems…

Who Am I -An Inquiry About the Self

-Mukesh Rawat Lying on my bed I closed my eyes Took some deep breaths And I was wondering… What am I? Who am I? and more importantly… Why am I? Am I student? Am I a friend? Am I a son? Or Am I something else? If I am a student- Should I always see…

Stirring Emotions in the Time of Disaster

“That the media rose to the challenging task of providing the catastrophe wide coverage so as to attract national attention was commendable. But it cannot be allowed to get away scot-free for the sensationalism and emotional opportunism that marked the coverage.” The torrential rains and cloudburst in Uttarakhand earlier this year, which triggered landslides and…

बाज़ार

बाज़ार -मुकेश रावत (mukeshrawat705@gmail.com यह दुनिया एक बाज़ार है, हर शख्स एक सौदागर। यहाँ सपने कुचले जाते हैं भावनाऐं नीलाम हो जाती हैं।। हर चीज की एक कीमत है, हर कीमत पर एक ग्राहक । शराफत का कोई मोल नहीं, कैडियों के भाव वो बिकती है।। हर रिश्ता एक समझैता है, समझैता इन्सान की कमजोरी।…

Are Indians Any Less Racial?

We want Arunachal Pradesh to be part of India but we don’t like the Arunachalis from the state. We like tea from Assam but we don’t want an Assamese to be around us. We want the likes of Mary Kom and Suronjoy Singh in the Indian Olympic squad (because they are the ones who can…

Will Nagaland Ever Have Peace?

The six-decade history of the Naga issue suggests that violence has done more harm than good. While peace talks are the only rational solution, New Delhi must realize that by sidelining a faction of the NSCN in the talks, it is only perpetuating the chaos and breeding future resentment. Ever since Independence, peace and stability…

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…