Analysis

  • Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings

    Dr Rahul Pandey   Partial results of two important official surveys were released recently. They point to dismal living standards of India’s rural population and rising cost of health and education beyond the means of ordinary ci...

  • Missile Man – An Advocate of Peace

    When APJ Abdul Kalam stepped into office in 2002 as the 11th president of India, he was known as the “Missile-man.” He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, in 1997 for his pioneering role in Indi...

  • Ayodhya attack: When will the truth of 5 July come out?

    By Manzar Mehdi Faizabad:  It was on 5 July, 2005, when the disputed site of Ayodhya came in the headlines of Indian media. It was a typical terror attack in which no policeman lost his life, nor anyone from public was a casualty whil...

  • Modi and Ajit Kumar Doval

    Since it became clearer that Ishrat Jahan and others were killed for the sake of saving Chief Minister Narendra Modi in a fake encounter on June 15, 2004, much water has flown down the Narmada river. Mufti Qayum Mansoori was acquitted along wit...

  • Indian Democracy Being Reduced to a Farce?

    During parliamentary sessions, rival political parties have certainly a right to raise their voices over issues which concern them, but not without maintaining parliamentary ethics and standards of them being politicians representing a major de...

  • PM’s long silence

    The whole Opposition has almost stood united in Parliament, demanding from PM about his response and views about the various issues cropping up back to back from ghar wapsi to Love Jihad in past ten months. But the PM has maintained a strategic...

  • BJP confusing people between correlation and causality

    At the very outset it is important to understand the tactics of the present ruling party which has come into power on the basis of a so-called “development agenda”. BJP as the ruling party of India has several times reiterated that ...

  • India, Israel and Palestine

    Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj announced recently that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Israel. Shri Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. Indo-Israeli relations have witnessed a sharp upswing since the present Governme...

  • Iftar Party of RSS- A Cosmetic Show!

    Who should be complimented for RSS having organised an Iftar party for the first time earlier this month? What does this really indicate? It is indeed amazing that the organisation, infamous for its anti-Muslim communal activities, has tried cr...

  • Modi Sarkar's First Birthday

    Modi government's direction is towards growing inequalities and further marginalisation of weaker sections, while the elite corporations exploit cheap human labour, environment and public resources for huge profits.

  • Rediscovering Beauty in Ramadan

    Ismael Abdela   Beauty is truth, Truth, beauty,   that is all ye know on Earth and all ye need to know            Keats, 1819   The successful pra...

  • Modi Chasing a Mirage!

    This impression has certainly been created by the excessive importance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accorded to the International Yoga Day. He did succeed in attracting global attention and also dominating the media. At the same time, it is ti...

  • Mushawarat President disassociates from the pro-Israeli lobbying in Delhi

    New Delhi: Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan, President of the Indian Muslim apex body, the All India Muslim Majlis-e Mushawarat, has disassociated himself from a pro-Israeli lobbying activity organised in a Delhi hotel today in which the organisers decla...

  • Achche din for Left, not BJP: Gautam Navlakha

    Gautam Navlakha  a civil liberties, democratic, and human rights activist, and  journalist, addressed the public meeting  organised by Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) Mumbai , titled  “Acche din? O...

  • Modi’s “Stand” Against Sangh

    Should Prime Minister Narendra Modi be complimented for having finally come out with statements which suggest that he is not pleased with Sangh Parivar’s “hate speeches?” Modi recently stated that comments against minorities w...

  • Patriotism, Nationalism and Social Peace: Some Aspects of Lala Lajpat Rai’s Ideas

    Following is the full text of the Vice President’s address:   ‘PATRIOTISM, NATIONALISM AND SOCIAL PEACE: SOME ASPECTS OF LALA LAJPAT RAI’S IDEAS’   “It is a privilege to be invited to jo...

  • Modi’s First Year As PM!

    A year has passed since Narendra Modi took over as prime minister of India. The hype raised about Modi-wave that had apparently swept Lok Sabha polls appears to be fading way. Modi seems to be more in news for his foreign travels and various de...

  • Yet another Hindutvawadi statement

    Another controversial statement has been issued by the Hindu Mahasabha leadership in Haryana on 24 April, 2015. The state president of  Mahasabha, Dharam Pal Swatch issued a statement at Jind, declaring a prize of Rs. 5 lakh each and publi...

  • Who pays for the PM’s expensive wardrobe?

    A young man from Orissa tried to find out the dress designer of  PM Narendra Modi, sometime back. He also asked how much is spent on his dresses and who pays for them. He was hopeful that he could do so under RTI Act. But, he was disappoin...

  • Mr Prime Minister, your words don’t match your deeds

    By Dr Rahul Pandey  In an impromptu debate in the Lok Sabha on the tragic suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain and said that farmers could not be left to fend for themselves. He ad...