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  • Jainism

    Anekantavad of Jainism: the need of the hour in India

    Jains are a small religious community in India. Although there are many Jainis in India, most people, including many Jainis, do not know about the philosophy of Jainism. I was a student of philosophy at Allahabad University and was deeply impressed by the Jain philosophy. In a country of such diversity as India, Jainism is […] More

  • Scores of Tibetan fled to India in 1959 amid China's brutality in the region, the grandpa was among them.

    Reminiscence of coming to exile: China’s brutality and Grandpa’s tragic journey from Tibet to India

    Known as the world’s rooftop, Tibet was a land of peace and harmony. It was 61 years ago when China occupied Tibet. The intrusion turned out to be very brutal and horrendous for Tibetans back then and still. As of now, there is restricted freedom of religion, belief, and association. During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, […] More

  • Unity is strength (Image credit: Katha Kids - Saumya Shukla)

    Unity Is Strength: A gentle reminder to Indians

    Our national aim must be to transform India from a backward country with huge poverty, unemployment, child malnourishment, lack of healthcare and good education for our masses, etc to a modern, highly industrialised, and prosperous country with its people enjoying a high standard of living. But this is impossible unless we unite. At present we […] More

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    The ‘educated’ uneducated: Millions of so-called educated Indians

    The rising people’s distress in India requires a massive united struggle led by people for its alleviation and the transformation of India into a highly industrialised prosperous country. This massive historical struggle must be led by intellectuals, for intellectuals are the eyes of society, and without them society is blind. India today has millions of […] More

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri and his wife

    When Lal Bahadur Shashtri got paid for his articles

    I entered the writing world through translation work. My English teacher- cum – novelist Lt. Damyanti Raina, continually, used to give me originals and I had to translate them into Hindi for various magazines. In turn, I got paid for those translated pieces. During my engineering college days, it was a bonus for me apart […] More

  • Lord Rama

    Ram, the great grandfather of the Indian Nation

    I regard Ram as the great grandfather of the Indian nation ( in which I include Pakistan and Bangladesh ), the father being Emperor Akbar and the grandfather being Emperor Ashok. Today because of some bigots Ram is regarded as an oppressor or tyrant by the minorities in India, but was he really like that? […] More

  • Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (Image credit:

    Anti-Shia protest in Pakistan and the need for a Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

    In Karachi, a demonstration was held against Shias. Ahmadis are regularly attacked in Pakistan. Hindus, Sikhs, and Christians are often targeted (by invoking blasphemy laws, etc). All this paagalpan (insanity) in Pakistan needs a Mustafa Kemal to eradicate. Turkey was called ‘The Sick Man of Europe’ and was often kicked around by European powers like […] More

  • Stormy Petrel, painted by John James Audubon | Artistic rendering of Gorky late in life

    ‘The Song of the Stormy Petrel’ inspired Russian revolutionaries, what will inspire Indians?

    It is evident now that a revolution is coming in India, since all state institutions have collapsed and become hollow and empty shells, and on the other hand the people’s distress has reached alarming heights, with record and growing unemployment, appalling level of child malnourishment, skyrocketing prices of foodstuffs and fuel, almost total lack of […] More

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    The future of nonprofits in COVID times

    The nonprofit sector in India faces an unprecedented future amidst COVID-19. With the besieged economy at the forefront and unparalleled demands from the community, the nonprofit sector is struggling to create a new identity and a way to sustain itself for the duration of these grappling times. While we gear up for a new normal, […] More

  • Cyberbullying (Representational Image)

    Need for statutory provision for serious crimes like Cyberbullying

    As COVID-19 is at its peak and has given rise to lockdown situations in our country, everyone is fighting it at various fronts, but teenagers and women, on the other hand, are fighting a parallel war i.e the virtual war to stay safe. They are facing cyberbullying through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram […] More

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