Supreme Court ignoring perils of imposed nationalism?

The Supreme Court has transgressed into moral policing yet again with its recent decision to make the singing of the national anthem compulsory before movie screenings. With a plethora of imperative pending cases in the pipeline, I find it rather odd that the Courts in India waste precious time and resources in defining something as personal as patriotism and the way a citizen should choose to express the same. Nationalism is the feeling of belonging to your nation and being […]

SEPARATION OF POWERS

The Theory of Separation of Powers emerged as a distinct doctrine in the “Espirit De Lois” or “Spirit of laws” which is a book written by Montesquieu in 1748. Basically this doctrine of Separation of Power was given by Aristotle but a whole new concept was given by the writings of Locke and Montesquieu on which this theory was propounded to differentiate between legislative, executive and judicial power. This doctrine is popularly known as “trias politica”. This doctrine saw its […]

किसी की सफलता , किसी की सजा…!!

उस दिन मैं दोपहर के भोजन के दौरान टेलीविजन पर चैनल सर्च कर रहा था। अचानक सिर पर हथौड़ा मारने की तरह एक एंकर ने कहा- देखिए … मुंबई का छोरा – कैसे बना क्रिकेट का भगवान। फलां कैसे पहुंचा जमीन से आसमान पर। और वह उम्दा खिलाड़ी कैसे बन गया खलनायक। माजरा  समझते देर नहीं लगी  कि तीन दिग्गज खिलाड़ियों पर बनने जा रही फिल्म की चर्चा हो रही है। जिसमें एक का  मामला तो साफ था। क्योंकि वह […]

स्वतंत्र भारत में खबरों की आजादी…!!

आजादी के बाद से खबरचियों यानी मीडिया के क्षेत्र में भी आमूलचूल परिवर्तन आया है। पहले मीडिया से जुड़े लोग फिल्म निदेशकों की तरह हमेशा पर्दे के पीछे ही बने रहते थे। लेकिन समय के साथ  इतना बदलाव आया है कि अब इस क्षेत्र के दिग्गज बिल्कुल किसी सेलीब्रिटी की तरह परिदृश्य के साथ  पर्दे पर भी छाये रहते हैं।अपने ही चैनल पर अपना इंटरव्यू देते हैं और हमपेशा लोगों की बखिया उधेड़ने से भी बिल्कुल गुरेज नहीं करते। बदलते […]

LET’S HAVE A CONVERSATION!

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change In general we feel proud that ours is a generation which is very much socially connected. But on a second thought, are we really “connected”? Do we actually know each other? Most of us spend major part of our lives, chatting, but are we actually having any […]

DEFYING ALL ODDS

Where you focus your energy determines where you will go. If you focus on the setbacks and challenges it brought you, you can’t move forward. Courage and determination has proved that no one can stop you from achieving what is meant for you, all it requires is just the morality, hard-work and perseverance. Growing up with scoliosis; a medical condition causing uneven musculature on one side of the spine and topping UPSC civil service exam which is country’s most prestigious […]

A Girl Needs No Special Rights, Only Equal

Gender discrimination is one problem that continues to affect women in India. The traditional oppressive norms have relegated women to secondary status at the workplace and in the household. This has left them with little or no education at all, poor health and financial status, as well as little involvement in the political arena. They are quickly married off when too young, and that means they become mothers at a tender age. They cannot cope with the stringent domestic and […]