Merits and Demerits of the Indian Parliamentary System

The Madisonian model of the structure of government named after one of the American founding fathers, James Madison, “the Father of t...

In History, Politics, Oct 13, 2020

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Philosophy in the Time of Corona: Advaita, Shankara, and Mother Nature

It is said that an idle mind is the devil’s playground. Perhaps an idle mind is also the philosopher’s playground. Which among the tw...

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Merits and Demerits of the Indian Parliamentary System

The Madisonian model of the structure of government named after one of the American founding fathers, James Madison, “the Father of the Constitution”, is the structure that separates ...

In History, Politics, Oct 13, 2020

2020 Physics Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose and IIIT Allahabad

On this fortuitous day when Sir Roger Penrose has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on black holes (some of which he did with Stephen Hawking), I am sure that m...

In Others, Oct 06, 2020

The Democratization and Decimation of the Indian Constitution: A Contradiction

In his majestic history of the drafting of the Indian Constitution, The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation, historian Granville Austin wrote about its framing that it ‘as pe...

In History, Politics, Cinema, Sep 29, 2020

A Short Note on the Manifestation of God

Sir Edwin Arnold has written in the beautiful poem Light of Asia that before Enlightenment, while witnessing the miseries of the world, Buddha kept asking the question:

In Philosophy, Sep 21, 2020

Keynesian Economics and India's Present Economic Crisis

Born in the year that Karl Marx died, John Maynard Keynes who belonged to the British Liberal tradition was the most celebrated economist of the last century. Perhaps, he is the secon...

In Economics, Policy, Sep 14, 2020

The Folly of Anecdotal Evidence and Today's India

There are more than seven billion of us, humans. Being social and inquisitive creatures, it is natural for us to observe our surroundings and exchange information with each other. The...

In Others, Economics, Politics, Sep 11, 2020

The Narendra Modi Paradox and the Four Pandemics Afflicting India

There seems to be a clear pattern between the multiple pandemics that India is facing today and the paradox in the prime minister’s personality. Before going any further, let me state...

In Politics, Policy, Sep 03, 2020

JEE, NEET Exams Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are some policy issues over which the debate is driven by ideological leanings and/or the force of events that happened long back in history. Such a debate usually involves a lo...

In Policy, Aug 23, 2020

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Learner, Leader, Legend

मैं पल दो पल का शायर हूँ

In Cricket, Aug 16, 2020

Prime Minister Modi's Present Popularity is Indeed Made of Titanium

“Data is always sacred. It does not follow the whims of any ideology.”

In Politics, Aug 09, 2020

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