My India

Punishment for Rape

Rape is undoubtedly a heinous crime and an issue of great concern in India today. Despite enacting new laws with stringent punishments and setting up fast-track courts, things have not changed much. With more rape cases are coming to the fore and covered in the news, few questions always come to our mind.   Is it only the pervert individuals who are responsible for rape cases or is it that our criminal justice system is [...]

The Hall of Public Audience, Diwan-e-Aam

    As dusk descended on the pink city, the yellow bulbs assisted by the moonlight came to the rescue of the Amber Fort, which otherwise slips into darkness. A night trip to the fort is four times costlier than the day trip. While an entry ticket during the day costs just INR 25 per Indian visitor, at night it becomes INR 100.   In 2013, Amber Fort (also known as Amer Fort), the hill [...]

Section 66A

    #1 The Article : Article 66 A was the result of an amendment of the Indian Information Technology Act that was enacted in 2008 and enforced in 2009. The article deemed that “sending offensive message through communication service (electronic means)” is a criminal offence. It also stipulated that offenders shall earn a prison term of up to three years and may also need to pay a fine. According to the article, the use [...]

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli

He is the younger generation’s role model; he plays astonishing cricket and has amazed fans with his success on field. He is Virat Kohli. The young cricketer from Delhi climbed the ladder of success quite fast, thanks to his commitment to the game. With aggressive batting and consistent knocks, the middle-order batsman has carved a niche for himself. As India take on Australia in the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup on Thursday, Kohli, the [...]

History and growth of Indian Railways

The history of Indian Railways goes back to 1832 when the modern plan was proposed. The innovative plan completely transformed the history of transportation of India. Though no action was taken for over a decade, in 1844 Lord Hardinge, the Governor General of India, allowed private entrepreneurs to launch the railway system.   Beginning of Railway Services   In 1845, the Indian Railway Association was formed, which was later incorporated into the Great India Peninsula [...]

Integrating Kashmir youth into mainstream

Ever since the accession to India, the Kashmir valley has been a political challenge for the Indian government and all previous governments, at the centre and at the state level. All have tried to work towards a political settlement and greater integration with the rest of the country, but the valley still continues to remain alienated.   The Problem   Pakistan has never accepted Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India and still considers the region [...]

Eradicate tuberculosis(TB)

On the eve of the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24 March, the WHO has sent forth a rallying call for all nations to gear up to end TB. It would be hardly surprising if this call was particularly directed towards India, as an estimated 40% of the total Indian population is said to harbour the organism causing TB. WHO estimates that about 3,00,000 people die from TB related causes in India. It is not [...]

Smart cities to boost Indian economy

The Smart Cities project, one of the dream projects of Narendra Modi, is likely to start from April 2015. The project had been announced some time back and all this while there had been a huge amount of discussion with the various entities who are supposed to execute the same. M Venkaiah Naidu has informed the media that all permissions needed to get the ambitious project off-ground will be received by the end of March [...]

Mobile e-Commerce in India

The e-commerce revolution in India has been unparalleled. According to Technopark, a retail advisory, the country’s retail e-commerce industry is estimated at about USD 2.3 billion. This is, however, a fraction of what it is likely in days to come. By 2019, the e-commerce marketplace will grow to about USD 19 billion. And driving the phenomenal success of e-commerce is ‘m-com’ or mobile commerce. Indians are now ready to order groceries, conduct financial transactions, and [...]