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There was not much of difference between Atalji's BJP and the Congress Party. That's why BJP couldn't command any majority during his tenure. It was Modi who generated a confident Hindu agenda and has given a given a stabilizing bracket for them to hold on.
How CAB (amendment) presumes that India is Hindu State ??? Your version is weak and baseless. This bill will allow Non Muslims to reach (or already reached) India without any document as refugees and acquire Indian Citizenship easily because they are not safe in many respects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and they want to leave (or not to go back to) any of these countries due to constant dangers and atrocities of extrimists in these countries where it will be nearly impossible for them to retain their religious identity. Present Government is not going to interfere with Status of Indian Muslim Citizens by introducing CAB (Amendment). So no question of Secular Fabric of India being broken down.
That's very true but that's how finite minded leaders prove their win with finite metrics and finite figures! The question is how a leader with infinite vision can prove his "win"? Because even Steve Job was also asked to leave the organization in this game of "finite" vs "infinite" mindset!
The bill in question as the other policy decisions of the Modi govt. fall flat the objectives for want of coherence. They are bound to boomerang like others.
This is simply aswome... Awaiting for season 3. Please don't take much time release it ASAP
Our government is a failed system also their activities are against public.
So extra activities takes place in society.
What needs to be done apart from having fasttrack courts is that, special investigation teams dedicated solely for rape cases has to be set up. It should comprise of atleast one female agent so that the rape victims might feel comfortable to open up.
All the agents of the special team need to be trained on sensitively handling the victims and efficiently closing the case.
Well written, giving a relegious criteria is major drawback of the CAB and overall it would do more harm than good to the people of India and in principle is violation of our Constitution.
This article is pure junk. The writer comes across a shallow snob. I sometimes wonder if Scroll is compromising quality to satisfy its sibling, quantity.
I have known Vijay Kelkar for a long time. He and Shah make a compelling case for criticism and dissension in a democracy. A government that tries to squash the voice of the people will ultimately be a weaker government. In my recent book India: Still A Shackled Giant I find that India scores very poorly in governance. Voice and Accountability is “C” rated and is in danger of sliding to a “D” grade.
It seems that the report lacks appriciation of depth of the Kashmiri problem. It's long standing irritant problem which was major threat to national integration. Few months are further required to bring normalcy in the Kashmiri people to accept the change in the interests of this country. If communications are disrupted for few months nothing will happen. There's no life threatening situation for the law abiding citizens.
The media should also shoulder some responsibility for the integration of the Kashmir with rest of India. It's not in the interest of this country to project the Central government and its agencies in bad light. You media people exercise some restraints in the Kashmiri matter. If you people are serious make some positive suggestions for the authorities to bring early normalcy. Pl don't be played by the foreign hands and be patriotic.
PC is still most powerful politician in the Congress after the Gandhis. While the SC might have given a gag order, there has been a press conference already held today by PC and congress. End of the day its a white collar crime and in India we have very poor track record of closing such cases. Most often it is all an eyewash. Nothing ever happened on the 2G cases or the CWG scams. All the accused politicians are walking free, getting re-electing and carrying on with their lives. It is time we wake up as a society. Every high profile case is in the end just an election slogan. UPA won post the Gujarat riots, NDA won post the 2G/CWG/Coal scams. Rafael didn't catch enough traction else who knows what could have happened.
I think the author himself/herself has either not been a runner or is hell bent on proving its point that only when running is done for the sake of running without being quantified or used for self-promotion can it be truly enjoyed.
But if you look at human nature we are by nature competitive and running is nonetheless a demanding sports which calls for a lot of investment of time, energy and discipline (perhaps that's why people mention it on their CVs). Only 1% of the total population would have run a marathon and yes it is something that you should feel great about. Like reading exercise/running too is minority sport.How many people you know run?
Yes at times obsession with Target/Goals can act as stressors but that is true for everything in life,be it your job, hobby, relationship,etc.
It seems just, that the early industrialised and developed economies have a greater role and responsibility in funding and focusing the needed plan of action, more so, with respect to the developing countries, to reach the targets set by the Paris Agreement.First of all, Sivan Kartha should be appreciated for the equity analysis made and for evolving metrics for the share to be borne by the developed nations.It appears unfair for a country like the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.India has shown a commendable commitment to the cause, being recognised as the only nation among G-20,anywhere close to 1.5 degree C target.It is obvious, that millions all over the globe are affected by a climate crisis they did not cause.It is very apt and just to understand that, this is a global crisis and hence calls for global participation and world can not afford to exclude any nation from a meaningful participation for any reason whatsoever.All in all, the movement to contain the crisis needs to gather greater momentum .The onus of transferring a heathy and a habitable planet inherited by us, preferably bettered but not battered, to the successive generations rests equally with all of us ! ! !
Other states after putting thick blanket, are sleeping and snoring comfortable. It is the duty of the states to develop infrastructure for the sportsperson of the state.
What happened to origionsl idea of flodd control ? Has study been done to assess the damage by floods ? Rehahabitation first and then dam should be the focud
Why is it that mainstream media is complicit with governments by their silence on such atrocities ?
A gang-rape by a few criminally minded men gets media attention for days on end and is even discussed in Parliament ; why is it that state atrocities which should deserve more media attention is completely ignored ?
No amount of outraging by a few online media sites is enough to compensate for the total silence by mainstream media.
Even activists and NGOs are now afraid to speak out against governments.
God help India and Indians.
You guys have posted the wrong trailer for Leś Miserables.
Can you please provide the link to the data provided in the graph?
Islam has never stoped women from entering masjid, it only shows the prefered place i.e. it's more rewarding for women to pray at home and for men at masjid.
A good study carried out ! It is observed that the gestures, content ,style,spirit, intensity, pitch,mood....., of the voice and the language may be some suggestive features of mental health.In the case of depression,many times the mood is dull and dim and melancholic too.Usually the utterances are protracted, some times slurred or broken, conveying feelings of despair and disheartenment. Feelings of pessimism, isolation too are felt in the content and style.Greater usage of first person singular pronouns is perhaps more common with introverts who do not give a vent to their minds and share feelings with others so easily and are engrossed in their own world.It is indeed sad to note such a whopping increase in the global incidence of this problem as mentioned.Similarly, I feel the metrics like gestures and the language especially, the style ( unduly repetitive,extent and periodicity of agressiveness or submissiveness, ....)may throw ample light on mental health problems such as OCD, bipolar disorder too.Counselling by near and dear along with an identification and knowledge of factors that contribute to or aggravate the symptoms play a crucial in the management of the problem apart from conventional methods of treatment involving clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.Studies reveal that AI, machine learning are going to provide newer insights and impetus for an overall improvement in the management of the problem.
Bajaj views represent silent majority even Yeswant Sinha publicly told no industrialist have guts to critise Modiji government long time ago.
It's all due to delay by police department . This department should be treated strictly .
The falling tax revenues will lead to greater market borrowings by the central and state governments. This is likely to crowd out the liquidity available for the private sector. As a result, the growth of the economy will suffer further.
Alternately, the government can print more rupees. This will depreciate the rupee further.
Conclusion: The period of economic misery is here to stay for at least a few years. Tighten your belts people.
So these are the ones who are awarded Charles Wallace Translation Fellowships. Shudder to think of the translations he submitted.
That's how it goes. You don't have to even figure out the rudimentary meaning of the text. Let alone the nuances and varied interpretations.
Wonder whether the writer has read all the listed poems at least once! He attributes "Cherukatha Innale,Innu" and "Vivechanam" as Akkitham's writings. Indeed they are celebrated works of Prof. M.Achutan.
Apparently it has been hashed up without reading Akkitham and culling out information from the Net.
Shall I take this article as an indicator of the reliability coefficient of Scroll in matters relating to politics and international affairs as well?
Namaste all, yes agree that no one should reveal the victims name just like in nirbhaya case,
Secondly every one suggesting to dial 100/compelling it's possible only if the victim in procession of a communication device it's ok...but it's not possible for everyone even without mobile phone also Police has to act on behalf of citizens for safety,security,protection by making Police men visible at vulnarable places.tnq..ffi
The recent debacle has made the women journalists to come down from their high platform and write with some sense now.
Even the Firstpost author's article today on Suhel seth is having a cautionary tone.
If all the articles during the #metoo movement last year were like this, I am sure at least I would have been a strong supporter.
But, they threw all the caution away in their articles and were ready to believe every accusation and toast the accused. Even Varun Grover episode did not make the feminists stop and analyze. Anybody cautioned about this "witch hunt" was considered as an "enabler". That made me stay away. Let us see how this move ahead now.
When the problems facing humanity needs cooperation amongst peoples and nations, we are getting more tribalistic. I really despair. I was reading recently about some research indicating we are close to the tipping point. But my personal feeling is that we are past the point.
The way government is giving away freebies and subsidies do not think economic activity is going to rise,the government is indirectly asking people to stay at home and enjoy the benefits
They should actually make it possible for Indians to purchase land homes and apartments without ever having to physically visit J&K . That what multiculturalism and equal rights for all Indians are . Irrespective of religion a seller is a seller and a buyer a buyer. And I am not even going the way tens of thousands of Kashmiri pundits were made to sell their lands before being ejected during the previous inept regime .
Judiciary indeed act under the veil of secrecy when it comes to administration. When its is administration commoners do not step into it .. commoners can claim on the administration of justice, But for that judiciary is always open. One can always avail certified copies of any verdict and challange the same in the higher courts when it affects them.. what is the aim to allow involvement of commoner in administration. Administration must have its secercy.. otherwise the discretion would be challenged and imparting justice would be held up on media trial, RTI pressure, Govt. Involvement.
The apex court itself said that they want to rethink on the verdict as they think it could be wrong and hence referred to a 7 member bench. Let that verdict come then necessary action will be taken. Until then the Kerala government will wait and deny entry for women.
In Lok Sabha elections Congress had a better chance in forming the government at the center than the left. Sabarimala was never an issue as after this Lok Sabha election there was 6 elections held in Kerala and 3 out 6 seats was won by the left and all 6 where supposed to be Congress strong holds in state.
The lady was attacked by a guy working in a helpline run Hindu Seva samithi or indirectly RSS. No info about the arrival of these activist was with any of the state news channels except for BJP run Janam TV. Even the police came to know after they arrived. And it was all a drama starting from tripti Desai arrival at airport and the pepper spray incident in commissioners office premises. Pepper spray it seems then how is lady able walk around with open eyes and no scream of pain ?? Drama.
And temple is not a place for activists to show equality. If that's the case then let these activist go and take part in Jalikettu or kumb Mela and show women equality in cultures or customs there also.
So let's wait for the final verdict by the apex court on sabarimala issue then the state government will show how well they can implement it. The decision will come only in 2021, Kerala state elections time.
The poor, the downtrodden and the daily bread earners are the worst sufferers in all situations of commotion and chaos whether the source is floods or draught or scorching heat of summer or biting cold of winter,surging crude or sagging economy etc.The question,why the itinerary of a common man is so disturbed as mentioned, if everything is smooth, seems puzzling. Quite shockingly, contradictory versions on the restoration of normalcy are heard from different sources and this situation must end soon bringing credibility to the sanctity of the right to know the reality.If what is stated here in is fiction, there is an urgent need to condemn it by the authorities concerned.The other side of the coin is, the time and thought spent by the administration in dealing with the post annexation implications, be it in garnering international solidarity, or in evolving plans to take the development to their doorstep, said to be the main motto behind the move, or Herculean efforts to deal with law and order etc.And all this, when the nation is facing the impact one of the worst moments of multiple blows such as an alarming pollution, a deepening slowdown of economy,newly emerging political challenges to the massive mandate,mounting bank frauds,none of which can afford to miss the rulers’ attention even for a brief while ! Let us be wise before it is proved otherwise !
The Ram Gopal Verma version released few years back is more realistic and spine chilling.
I never realized that Ms. Harris was Indian! The only racial argument I ever saw was over whether she black, because someone had brought up the claim that she was Jamaican. Apparently she is interracial? To me its not an issue. If she is the Democratic nomination, I don’t think I have anything to worry about! She will get my vote with no second guessing; especially if she has to run against Donald Drumph from his well deserved jail cell!
Well, the Shiv Sena has also.showered even greater praise on Godse, and also called him.a patriot, adding that at least he didn't come from Italy.
Now the ultra secular Congress is a bedfellow of the Godse loving Shiv Sena. What about that?.Is Rohan Venkataraman going to protest about this Congress hypocrisy? If Pragya Thakur and Godse are, for Rahul Gandhi, terrorists, what of their new ally, the Shiv Sena?
Its almost pitiful how the Scroll commies are celebrating this, though bjp is no moral holders still one loss for them and commies are ironically celebrating
I still don't know why people call the careless SC and its judges Honourable, where is the honour in this? They are just the modern daakoos. People are just scared of them, nothing else. This country has lost its grip. People are going to topple like a flying kite. Amen
The real King is the electorate who gave fractured mandate To be the kingmaker Janta should not give clear mandate to any party then only the politicians will realise they are the servants and not boss .which they are not .Majority of one party will be making mockery of the constitution and democracy.
An elaborate article highlighting the woes of journalists,one of the most needed professions in the current disorderly state of the world and without whom perhaps brutality would have buried humanity by now and insanity would have won over sanity ! If voice of the dissent is hushed up, democracy meets an early death and mankind may dive back into the dark days of dictatorship.Whether it’s the climate change or capital markets,brutal killings by bigotry or barbarism, exploitation of the needy by the greedy or the excellence in various walks of life, hunger or horror,disorder or degradation of social fabric, malnutrition or military coups, political upheavals or perverted pessimisms,alas,the list is endless, bringing you every facet of human activity and happenings from every corner of the globe( at times, risking even their lives too in the process ) in the early hours of the morning while sipping the first cup of tea in the cosy environs of your home,to update you,alert you and to protect, you and your family, your society and your nation.Mankind owes a lot this profession and those pursuing it deserve the best of all kinds of support and security from the rulers and ruled alike !
This is a lame excuse. Learn something from the other southeast Asian countries.
The Maharashtra episode cannot be considered as the new political trend, but rather it should consider as the continuation of Karnataka and goa events. All the recent events in Indian democracy shows that Indian democracy is failed to become truly a people democracy as defined in the line of by the people, of the people and for the people. Firstly, the whole episode undermine the people mandate how can a pre-pole alliance changes after election? If it changes then it should also considers under anti-defection law. Because in one constituency, if it is a pre-pole alliance people are voting for the alliance not just alone the party or the candidate. Hence, Changing the pre-pole alliance means going against the mandate of the people. Here, many support congress-ncp -shiv sena alliance just because they heat BJP. But in fact both opposition and government are mocking at democracy and making people fools. As Ambedkar said in his 25th November speech if some one subvert institutions it will be end of the democracy. Today we have democracy that lost its Spine or having a weak spine that bend infringement of powerful Politicians who thinks it’s right to do anything to remain in power. It the time to raise the slogan long live democracy.
Why do these so called leaders have anti-national viewpoints that is detrimental to the welfare of the people they claim to represent?