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Atal Bihari Vajpayee- A man of substance

“Maut ki umar kya hai, do pal bhi nahi.” Atal Bihari Vajpayee- a writer, a politician, a poet passed away on 16 August 2018. The man of diverse interests has left behind a legacy that will be remembered by generations to come. His words, and his outlook towards the world are still relevant in today’s times. At 93 years of age, he was the oldest surviving former Prime Minister of India. The life of Vajpayee [...]

Somnath Chatterjee profile

The nation was gripped with a patriotic nationalist fervor with Independence Day just two days away when the news of the demise of Somnath Chatterjee saddened the atmosphere. The country was still recovering from the death of M Karunanidhi when this sad news engulfed the entire nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet referred Somnath Chatterjee as the strong voice of the downtrodden people who worked hard for the upliftment of their living conditions. [...]

Emission Standards in India

Air quality has become a rising social concern worldwide in the backdrop of soaring air pollution from industries and vehicles. Due to acute problems of traffic jams from the increasing vehicles on the road, developing countries, like India, are facing severe environmental threats. India is on the brink of becoming a major manufacturer of passenger vehicles as its production increased from 3,707,348 units in 2016 to about 3,952,550 units in 2017. The country, despite being [...]

India sixth largest economy in the world

Indian economy has become a global role model for several developing countries. India has the largest population in the world and seventh largest country in terms of area, thus, it makes India’s economic growth story a remarkable journey. Indian economy was reeling under the ruins of economic distress, that encapsulated the country for 200 years of colonial rule. Indian economy recently became the sixth largest economy in the world in terms of gross domestic product [...]

Maharashtra Bandh Maratha Reservation Protests halt the State

Wide-spread protests across the state of Maharashtra on Tuesday brought an abrupt halt to the life in the state. Violence and damage to public property was seen across several places in Maharashtra with reports stating the damage being done to shops and vehicles increasing with every hour. However, Maratha Kranti Morcha called for a peaceful protest to be followed today, but things took a nasty turn. The protestors took to railway tracks to block the [...]

Sanitary napkins - A GST journey

While menstruation remains more or less a social stigma to talk about, one thing has managed to break the silence a little. Goods & Services Tax (GST) gained a lot of attention, for a lot of reasons, one of them being the tax rates on sanitary napkins. When it was first announced, the 12% GST on pads raised concerns from social activists who saw it as an attack on menstrual hygiene. With the government slashing [...]

Rahul Gandhi New face for PM

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections looming over heads, downpour of speculations is already in place. The opposition needs a PM candidate, and it needs it soon. In this season of names being called out everyday, one particular name has naturally made the highlights- Rahul Gandhi. The Congress President has hinted on several occasions, his willingness to become the next Prime Minister. With questions being shot from every direction, is the ‘Prince’ really ready to [...]

Clearing The Hovering Clouds

‘Make in India’ and ‘Made In India’ have become a topic of debate in recent times with a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between the two. Most of us think of them as the same concept but precisely, they are two different economic programs. Discussing these in detail will help us in getting a fair idea of both initiatives launched by the government. Make in India Make in India is an initiative launched by [...]

Fake News Indian

India and the world is grappling with the problem of fake news, that has not only destabilised the basic foundations of the society but also created a sense of fear among the public. In the last few years, social media has become the forest while fake news is the wildfire that spreads across the forest and causes irreversible damage. Almost every other day, there is a news that due to a viral Facebook post or [...]

India-Bangladesh Relations

The Indian subcontinent was undergoing massive transition in 1971 with the fragmentation of Pakistan, as East Pakistan was disintegrated from the West Pakistan. India consistently supported the broiling struggles in East Pakistan led by Awami League leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman that led to the formation of Bangladesh. India was vocal of Bangladesh’s independence and played an imfluential role in the establishment of the country. India is an important neighbour for Bangladesh due to strong Geographic, [...]

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