Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has brought about a behavioural change in people. But just throwing the trash in the bin is not sufficient. It is first step in the process of waste management. Metro cities in India have a waste management problem. The collected trash ends on roads and landfills. It is time for ULBs in metro cities to pull up their socks!
Nero’s Guests Keeping The Farmers Downtrodden
The agriculture sector in India missed the bus in 1991. It has made it hard for the Indian farmer to compete in the global market. The polices adopted by global bodies, the decisions taken by the governments only make the situation worse and the media barely covers it. P Sainath likens the people involved in the process to Nero's Guests. This write up is a gist of the various facets of the agricultural distress covered in the documentary. Cover Image Source: Mint
Policy Stuck Between Politics and Convenience
The corridors of power are rife with politics. The ruling class wants to retain it. The Opposition wants to replace it. In this struggle, policy making is bound by electoral interests. This is a story in every state. The post covers a few issues in my home state.
The Disinterest of The Urban Voter in Local Politics
The trend of low voter turnouts for local body polls is universal. This post focuses on a few factors why the polling rates in urban centres are low. It is an attempt to understand the urban voter.
The Wide Net of Chinese Surveillance is Shrinking
Huawei and 5G. The tools and means of global surveillance for China. That dream has come crashing down as the pandemic crashed economies around the world. The antics of Chinese diplomats crashed the goodwill it enjoyed and now ban on Chinese products is in the pipeline. The dream of controlling the world through data control is just a pipedream. Image Source: Washington Post
MPLADS; How Congress legalized corruption! — Infinite Sea of Opportunities
This amazing piece of work by my fellow blogger Anant Chetan on his blog Infinite Sea of Opportunities is a must read. It is an article on how corruption in a way has been legalized in India. Do read to know more.
Negligence Is Raising Costs In The Fight Against Coronavirus
The Wuhan Coronavirus has become a pandemic. It has become a crisis of gargantuan proportions. But could the virus have been nipped in the bud? In the current scenario, are people doing enough to control the spread of the virus? Read to find out.
The Absence of Rahul Gandhi is Aiding the Opposition
Rahul Gandhi- loved by meme creators and trollers. Disparagingly called the star performer of the ruling BJP. His foot in mouth statements often cement his perception of an immature politician. After 2019, he has taken a sabbatical of sorts. And it is working wonders for the Opposition.
Why is The Citizenship (Amendment) Act Stoking Fire?
In the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act, protests broke out. Police action at Jamia saw it spread across the country. The police say the students are innocent. If so, who instigated the violence? Who is behind the incidents of vandalism and arson? Pic Credit: Fusion-WeRIndia
States Can’t Shy Away From Playing Their Role in the Economy
The central government is battling the opposition on the state of the economy. The opposition alleges the government haphazard have run down the economy. But what is the state of economy in states run by the opposition? It is time to examine the role of the state in an economy.