Social issues

Bajrangi vs PK vs Indian Godmen

Posted on: 15th Aug, 2015

Both Amir Khan’s PK and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijan advocate Humanity as religion of all religions. If PK is critical of religious extremism, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is vocal about the superiority of love as the ultimate value of humanity over religious narrowness. Being ambassadors of Humanity, both movies stand on the same ground. Then, what and […]

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India: Maggi Controversy vs Midday meal poisoning

Posted on: 9th Aug, 2015

Death of children due to midday meal poisoning in rural backwaters of India has been reported several times, while no case of death has yet been reported in connection with immoderate quantity of lead in Maggi in the country. But, the Government is more concerned about the seemingly possible health hazards of lead content in […]

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Most Controversial Statements by Indian Politicians

Posted on: 20th Jan, 2015

The New Year 2015 began with a controversy that a shocking comment for the Hindu women by Sakshi Maharaj, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS, created across the country. Not only Hari Sakshi Maharaj but many other Indian politicians from Rajiv Gandhi to Mamata Banerjee have sent shivers of shock down the […]

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Open defecation in the city of Taj Mahal

Posted on: 5th Oct, 2014

On 1st September, I was returning as a happy traveler from Agra to New Delhi by Intercity Express (14211) which left Agra Cantonment at 6 am. Though Intercity Express is a superfast passenger, it runs at the speed of a local train. It whimsically stops on the way between every two stations and unnecessarily halts […]

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Rape in the name of religion

Posted on: 26th Dec, 2013

A preteen girl aging between 10 and 12 years is dressed in a red or yellow or blue or orange sari, with a garland around the neck, a vermillion mark on the forehead, and open hair touching the shoulders. Is she going to be worshipped as a kanya kumari? No. She is going to be […]

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Entrepreneurs’ message on Impact Journalism

Posted on: 7th Jul, 2013

The leading media outlets across the world celebrated Impact Journalism Day this 22nd June and vowed to publish solution-based stories on the problems, minor or major, affecting human life as well as society. The principal objective of Impact Journalism is to drive positive changes in the socio-political and socio-economic frameworks of society. Various social issues […]

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Why No Severe Lesson for Rapists in India?

Posted on: 20th Dec, 2012

The hanging of Dhananjay the rapist in 2004 is all history for today’s rapists. Such crimes against women as molestation and rape hit the headlines of newspapers every other day. Delhi and Kolkata record a larger number of rape cases than other Indian metropolises in 2012. Kolkata shocks the nation with the rape of a […]

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Silver screen and sports stars are eclipsing real life heroes of India

Posted on: 15th Aug, 2012

“Name top ten Bollywood heroes”. “Which movies of Shah Rukh Khan are your favorites?” “Which item song is the best of the year?” “How many centuries has Sachin made and in which matches?” Put teenagers to this test. They are sure to qualify it. Such is the influence of entertainment media and cricket on today’s […]

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Why rape? Going to red light area and buying sex is no wrong

Posted on: 15th Jun, 2012

My Kolkata has been hitting headlines for wrong reasons since the beginning of 2012. Crimes against woman (mainly rape) and political controversies are dominating the space on the front page of all leading English and Bengali newspapers. Recently rape cases have outnumbered the cases of political controversy, making the city unsafe for women, and dragging […]

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