Opinion

Why is Narendra Modi still the forerunner for 2019 Elections?
Lok Sabha, Opinion

Why is Narendra Modi still the forerunner for 2019 Elections?

Though the recent elections show a downfall in BJP's winning streak, Narendra Modi is still the forerunner for 2019 elections. Modi may have to take a long and unsteady road instead of the easy cakewalk to ensure this success. Mood of the Nation -  The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are approaching and it seems that the country is gearing itself for the big battle. Last time, when the 16th Lok Sabha elections were held in 2014, NDA, led by Narendra Modi, swooped the elections by winning 336 seats in which BJP won 282 seats and the remaining seats were won by their allies. BJP is losing its shine but Modi continues to sparkle as people’s favourite in the 2019 elections. This is mainly because there is no strong opposition to Modi. As per an opinion poll conducted in last November, Congress is
Does India need a Presidential form of Government?
Opinion

Does India need a Presidential form of Government?

India is the largest democracy – what a cliched statement.  The opposite of democracy is Aristocracy, and that has what happened in selecting successive Prime Ministers ever since Independence. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (the first instance); Dr.Lal Bahadur Shastri; Smt.Indira Gandhi; Chaudhary Charan Singh, Chandrashekhar, Dr.P.V.Narasimha Rao; H.D.Dewe Gowda, Inder Kumar Gujral, Atal Behari Vajpayee, and Dr.Manmohan Singh have been Prime Ministers and we have accepted them to be people’s will – were they? Should India move to a presidential form of government? Read through. The greater drama of the nation is embedded in the mythology where the person who is deserving faces some hurdles towards the end, and the story takes a different turn, and mostly for the good.  Maybe, it is in our DN
Understanding the changing equation of the Guru-Shishya relationship
Analysis, Featured, Opinion

Understanding the changing equation of the Guru-Shishya relationship

The issue at hand "गुरु ब्रम्हा गुरु विष्णू गुरुः देवो महेश्वरा गुरु शाक्षात परब्रम्हा तस्मै श्री गुरुवे नमः" We the Indians have been the founders of the Gurukul system of education which was followed in the earlier days in the subcontinent, be it the teachings of Dhronacharya to the Kauravas and the Pandavas. However, in the recent times, the crime against the students inside the school premises is questioning the whole system when it comes to the security and safety aspect of the children. It all gained heat with the murder of Pradyuman Thakur who was a student of Ryan International School, Bhondsi. Again, a news of the rape of a young girl happened in Greater Noida. All of this had one important unanswered question- what is the level of safety provided inside the school
Can Congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience?
India, Lok Sabha, Opinion

Can Congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience?

In order to divulge in the question of electoral issues and its complexities in India, which has held 16 major Lok Sabha Elections it is important to understand the types of elections in India. Our country hosts for types of elections namely – Presidential and Vice Presidential (Executive), Parliament (Union Legislature), Assembly Elections (State Legislature) and elections for Local Bodies. The responsibility of holding the elections has been vested in the Election Commission, based on Universal Adult Suffrage and first – past – the – post. The two elections in the electoral history that are of strategic importance have been that of 1980 and 2014. Let's deep digger a bit and see can congress make a comeback in 2019 election drawing from its past experience? The 7th Lok Sabha held in 19
National Integration is Just Rhetoric for the BJP?
Opinion

National Integration is Just Rhetoric for the BJP?

“Bharat ke tukde tak...”, for months now every student who has asked for affordable quality education and employment with dignity have been accused of aspiring to break up India by Sambit Mahapatra on noisy television shows. We have been promptly called anti-national and when some of us fainted in the long ATM queues during demonetization, we were told that the army stood inspiration for us in Siachen and we had no right to chicken out simply because all our life-savings were in danger. Aside from the fact that the army then came out to talk of its hardships, that despite the huge claims of expenditure on defence the army is buying its own uniform, if one looks closely at the various allies the BJP has garnered over the last few years in its bid to wipe out any opposition governments of th
Are BJP’s recent loses an indicator of end of the Modi Lehar?
India, Lok Sabha, Opinion

Are BJP’s recent loses an indicator of end of the Modi Lehar?

Since 2014 BJP has been riding on MODI LEHAR  to sweep polls across the country with Bihar assembly and Delhi assembly polls as the two major blow to that lahar but BJP seems to be particularly disturbed by the recent loses in Lok sabha and assembly bypolls. Let's try to find out are BJP's recent loses an indicator an end of the Modi Lehar? Dealing a blow to the ruling Bharatiya Janta Party, opposition parties emerged victorious in 11 out of 14 Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls while limiting the saffron party and its allies to just three, and snatching the high-profile Kairana Parliamentary seat in Uttar Pradesh with a united force. Vote now - Rajasthan Opinion Poll 2018: Who Will Win 2018 Rajasthan Elections? With prestige at stake in every single bypoll in the run-up to the 2019 g
What is the role of religion/religious gurus in Indian Politics?
India, Opinion

What is the role of religion/religious gurus in Indian Politics?

Political participation refers to voting, lobbying, convincing others to vote and other related activities. In most cases, the most dominant measure of political participation is the number of people who turn out on voting day. A number of reasons have been postulated to explain why participation in the political activity is high in certain groups and low in others. Factors such as lack of awareness, community beliefs and values, cultural factors, and missing fundamentals in a political system have been put forward to explain political participation. Of all these, the cultural and religious factors stand out as the most influential. Is "religion" a factor affecting politics? On a more definite scale, religion is the most outstanding factor as it forms the basis for most belief systems. W...
Is the Indian Democracy a success or failure?
India, Opinion

Is the Indian Democracy a success or failure?

India, the largest democracy of the world seeks to look after the benefits of its people. It has a long and detailed constitution with its underlying features. It has a detailed understanding of the rights of the citizens and proper procedure for the functioning of the democratic government. Fundamental rights and Directive principles of state policy form the basic structure of the constitution. The makers of our constitution, who were the members of the constituent assembly, were also active members of the national movement at the time of national struggle for Independence. They strongly believed that imperialism had destroyed India’s economy and has worsened the plight of people. Therefore, Democracy as a form of government was considered to solve all the problems. Democracy was an ongoi
Caste based Reservations: Discrimination behind the drape of equality.
Opinion

Caste based Reservations: Discrimination behind the drape of equality.

In India, based on caste, religion, and gender, a percentage of seats are reserved for religious minorities, Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in educational institutions, government jobs, and the legislature. The reservation system was introduced when India got independence from Britain. Even before the Independence, numerous attempts were made by the British government as well as the Princely States, rulers, to give more opportunities to the suppressed communities. Has the reservation helped in the upliftment of the suppressed classes? Why was it introduced? Do we still need this system of Caste based reservations in India? Let's look at the background. Caste based reservations: Its genesis and background in India. According to the Dharma Shastras in Hinduism, the societ...
What is the conflict between America and North Korea?
International relations, Opinion

What is the conflict between America and North Korea?

The relationship between North Korea and the United States of America are hostile and primarily developed during the Korean War. In recent years, their relationship has been defined by North Korea’s six tests of nuclear weapons, its development of long-range missiles which are capable of striking targets thousands of miles away and its ongoing threats to strike the USA and South Korea with nuclear weapons and other conventional forces. Let's look at deep how were their relationships were earlier and what is the actual conflict between America and North Korea. How the conflict between America and North Korea started? The then President of USA, George W. Bush referred to North Korea as part of “The Axis Of Evil” because of the threat of its nuclear capabilities.Since the Korean War, USA ha