My India

Rajendra K Pachauri, the former Director General of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has recently been appointed as the chairman of the organization. However, the appointment has been met with criticism and is a matter of speculation. RK Pachauri has been caught in allegations of sexual assault and even had to resign from the post of Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; however, he was involved in the functioning of TERI. Why [...]

February 9, 2016
E-commerce and India Post

India Post is shining and how! For a department that had been struggling for survival against changing times driven by technology, India Post is now at the centre of the E-commerce revolution sweeping the country and reaping its benefits. Before we discuss how the sun is shining on India Post, let us first put in perspective its past. The rise, fall and rise again After independence, the Indian Posts and Telegraph Department, as it was [...]

David Headley

He not only hoodwinked the Indian officials by giving incorrect details in visa application, but also changed his name from Dawood Gilani to David Coleman Headley. Yes, this Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist had accomplished a string of missions he was expected to do ahead of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. In his testimony before the special TADA court through video conferencing from an undisclosed location in the US, Headley harped on the obvious but also revealed [...]

Aid for Sex Workers

Prostitution, the taboo word, actually finds its roots in the archaeological findings of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Today, India is home to the largest red-light area of Asia. The one and the foremost reason for women turning towards prostitution in India is poverty. Ignorance, illiteracy and hunger, the outcomes of poverty push many into flesh trade. However, prostitution does not give any respite to the sex workers from poverty. In fact, apart from being socially [...]

International Fleet Review 2016

The Indian Navy is currently hosting the International Fleet Review (IFR-16) at Visakhapatnam from 04 – 08 February 2016, which has seen record participation of navies from 50 countries. The sheer number of navies represented from across the globe is an endorsement and recognition of India’s emerging status as a major naval power. This is the first time so many countries have participated in an International Fleet Review hosted by India. The last major International [...]

auto-expo-day 4

  Action continues at the Auto Expo 2016 with record footfalls attending the mega display. Saturday saw over 1.2 lakh visitors and Sunday is expected to witness a larger turnout. Celebrities like Sachin Tendulkar who happens to be the brand ambassador to BMW, John Abraham – the brand ambassador for Nissan and Yamaha, actress Katrina Kaif, Indian Captain Virat Kohli and fast bowler Zaheer Khan, were among the stars adding to the already glamourous auto [...]

February 7, 2016
The advantages of eating jaggery

  Jaggery is a product of sugarcane with 50% sucrose, 20% invert sugars, and 20% moisture. Known as Gur in most of the languages in India, jaggery is one of the most popular sweeteners in India. Although sugar and jaggery are obtained from the same source of sugarcane, they vary in their properties as well as benefits.  The first stage of boiling the sugarcane juice remains the same for both the products. However, unlike sugar [...]

Safai Karamcharis on Strike

The capital is back to being held ransom by disgruntled staff of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) as it enters the 11th day of the strike on account of non-payment of salaries. For 11 days now, it’s been the people of Delhi who have been suffering stockpiles of garbage and filth that striking workers of MCD have refused to clear. People using NH24 and Vikas Marg have been particularly hit with garbage piling up [...]

Air Bags and some more air bags

If there is a place holder for Auto Expo 2016 that place holder is Hello Namaste by Ford India. It is as close to modern Indian spirit as any other elaborate place holder could’ve dreamed to be. It kind of lives with you long after you have moved away to other pavilions. The DNA is contemporary Indian, and that matters a whole lot with lot of people. Auto Expo has become an institution, people from [...]

February 6, 2016
IPL Auction 2016

The IPL auction is like any other auction. The participating teams are allowed to have a certain amount of money within which they have to buy. This is why every year before the auction the franchises let some players go in order to have some money with which they can buy new players. This is especially applicable for teams that do not perform according to expectations and want to do better the next year. Normally, [...]