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
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.
Poverty is an outcome of terrorism not a precursor to it. As it is often pointed out. Studying the advent of terrorism in different parts of the globe: Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Syria; there is a similar pattern that led to terrorism getting entrenched in the region. Cover Image: orfonline.org
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.
Society is indifferent to the sufferings unless it knocks on their doors. How does silent spectatorship serve us as a community?
In the aftermath of Pulwama, the Indian government has begun to walk the talk on terrorism. This clampdown on terrorism seems to have ruffled the feathers of Kashmiri political leaders. To secure their votebank and ensure their survival, they have fallen back on the tried and tested method of blackmailing the government. But do their threats hold good?
The Opposition accuses the government of destroying constitutional institutions. But they attack those very institutions when the decisions are not in their favour. In this tussle for power is the opposition doing what it is accusing the government of ?
The CBI currently finds itself in a soup with its top bosses fighting each other in court. This has cast severe doubts on its credibility. Can the CBI survive without reforms ?