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Intercaste, Interreligious, and Intercultural Marriages: Gandhi's Time and Ours

In 1915 when Gandhi returned back to India from South Africa, his views on intercaste marriages and dining were still regressive in the sense that he did not encourage either. Persona...

In Culture, History, Cinema, Oct 25, 2020

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 Biography, 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

पंडित जसराज को श्रद्धांजलि

अभी कल ही की बात है जब मैं पंडित जसराज का एक पुराना कार्यक्रम देख रहा था और आज प्रातःकाल ही उनके देहांत की दुखद सूचना मिली। पंडित जसराज के चले जाने से भारतीय संगीत के क्षेत्र में एक ऐ...

In Culture, Others, Aug 17, 2020

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