The makers of our constitution knew that in spite of the democratic structure democratic republics descend into oligarchy as demagogues install themselves as tyrants. They contemplated the history of other democracies and their own past and established a system of checks and balances. We may be tempted to think that the checks and balances provided… Continue reading An Authoritarian’s Old Tricks of Trade
Anything can be politically manipulated if it is significant enough to be manipulated and this manipulation plays a major role in framing our day to day understanding of history, law, justice, power, mercy and humanity. For those who believe that they are acting and making decisions out of their free will, their instincts are unaffected… Continue reading How politics assaults our psyche: In the light of the tussle between United States of America and Iran
Choosing to remain deaf to the ongoing political revolutions in the country doesn't make you apolitical but in turn puts you on the side of the oppressor rather. In this modern world, where every decision that's made has a political conottation, pretending to be serene by unjust laws being passed in the country counts as… Continue reading Political Apathy: Why a Necessity?
Guardians decide for their wards, they’re trusted. For a nation, we choose a representative; one who we believe will make the right decision. If there exists none, we have a poll. But what if we aren’t given either of the two options? How will we know that the decision was made in our interests and… Continue reading Who Should Decide for a Nation?
We can do better than soaps, if we try to explore and employ logical scripts and for once try our hands at acceptable writings. Some shows successfully did that and today’s makers should take a lesson or two from that. “Hindi Television” is often considered as the second to Bollywood. If not this, then the… Continue reading Not all TV shows
The wave of intolerance that has taken over the country is a definitive product of the fake news culture. This way of thinking is further pushed forward by the representatives and informers of the public that we in layman’s terms call the journalists. This indeed has led to the decrease of the potentials of positive… Continue reading The Agents of Pessimism in the State of Control
Even in the 21st century, we choose blissful ignorance over identifying ways in which the government fleeced our ancestors, and still continues to do so. We ignore the recurring signs that tell us that we’re all still stuck with the herd mentality. Because we presuppose that government works for our welfare, forgetting that it is… Continue reading Elitist Exploitation of the Proletarian Pack : How to avoid being sheep in that regard
NEW DELHI: On October 11, 5 students received the Show Cause Notice from the Proctor Office, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). The five students were among the 12 students who were a part of the two-hour symbolic protest against inviting Israel to be the country partner of Global Health Zenith Confluence’19 – an event organized by… Continue reading Why Did The 5 Students of JMI Receive ‘Show Cause Notice’?
Being a democratic country, India is all set to conduct it’s 17th Lok Sabha elections this year. At the time of elections political parties put blood, sweat and tears during campaigning. They make promises to the general public and God knows how many of them get fulfilled! However, the world of politics these days is… Continue reading Slogans, Badges, Rallies are old school; Bollywood is political parties’ new favourite
We no longer stand in a position that will allow us to draw a comparison between us and any other developing South Asian nation-state to argue that we’re a notch above them because they’re slowly moving towards becoming authoritarian regimes or single-party states. In India too, nepotism, apartheid and autocracy exist. Media news inclines itself… Continue reading Arguing the case of Jamia’s student union