The Agricultural sector in India is the largest source of employment and engages around half of the country's population. However, the agricultural sector is also full of contradictions and depicts a picture that bounds to raise a few eyebrows
While surfing the priceless treasures of Murdi's P K Paranjape library that was partially destroyed by the June cyclone, I came across thousands of rare books, and around 600 of them were published between the period of 1871 to 1945. The
Written By Atharva Desai As India is set to take over the Chairmanship of World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) Executive Board by the end of this month, New Delhi will be facing its first diplomatic test in the form of Taiwan’s participation in WHO. With the USA and its allies supporting the reinstitution of Taiwan’s observer status at World Health Assembly (WHA), Chinese authorities (who consider Taiwan a Chinese province) have started sending out warnings to other countrie
- सारंग लेले, आगाशी- पुदूर हे दक्षिण भारतातलं एक छोटंसं शहर. त्यामानाने अपरिचित. ह्या वर्षाच्या सुरुवातीला आंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजारात कच्च्या तेलाच्या किंमती पडू लागल्यावर पुदूर हे भारत सरकारसाठी पुन्हा एकदा महत्वाचं ठिकाण झालं. विशाखापट्टणम आणि मंगलोर ह्या दोन्ही शहरांच्या बरोबर भारताच्या ऊर्जा आणि तेल क्षेत्रात पुदूरला महत्त्व आहे ते तिथे असलेल्या स्ट्रॅटेजीक पेट्रोलियम रिझर्व्हस (एस प
Picture credit: Al Jazeera भौगोलिकदृष्ट्या मध्य आशियातील भारताच्या सगळ्यात जवळचा असा देश म्हणजे ताजिकिस्तान. १९९१ च्या सोव्हिएत संघाच्या विघटनानंतर ताजिकिस्तान स्वतंत्र राष्ट्र म्हणून उदयास आले. उत्तर पूर्व बाजूला किर्गिझस्तान, पूर्वेला चीन, पश्चिमेला उझबेकिस्तान आणि दक्षिणेला अफगाणिस्तान अश्या ह्या देशाचा सीमाविस्तार झाला आहे. वाखाण कॉरिडोर नावाचा अफगाणिस्त
Written ByShambhavi Pramod ThiteThe COVID-19 outbreak has claimed the lives of millions of people around the world. The virus has impacted over 180 countries and shuddered the world economy. International markets have suffered massive losses for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. Central Asian countries are also being plagued by the disease. (Picture Credit: Al Jazeera)Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Central Asian cou
Written ByRamakrishnan Much has been said about how the present government in the centre is "influencing" judiciary by rewarding judges with post-retirement appointments for their favourable judgements. Recently, the entire opposition w
The Tablighi Jamaats suicidal impulses have bought a new kind of war to the very doorstep of India. The Tablighi Jamaat that has its roots in India was founded as a missionary movement to spread radical Islamic puritanism across the globe and invoke among
(RSS Volunteers in Telangana)Sagarika Ghose in a recent tweet in the popular social media platform was seen praising the Seva efforts done by Sangh volunteers, selflessly distributing food and other essential items to the marginalised and depressed
The official mouthpiece of the CPI (ML), Liberation, recently published a commentary by its designer intellectual, Kavita Krishnan, titled "Population Control Is Anti Women, It Is Not Reproductive Justice". In an utter display of intellectual bankruptcy, that the party suffers, Kavita Krishnan described the move as a 'Draconian Move', a term fancily and loosely used by the left-winged consortium against any and every progressive step undertaken by the government. While her entire commentary suff
For the last few months, the nation is witnessing protests against CAA with several agitators flooding the streets to oppose this act. This protests hardly gave birth to any new leader to the political landscape of India, but it gave birth to Shaheen Bagh in Delhi which now has become a favourite spot for CAA naysayers. (Picture Source: Author) It has been more than a month in Shaheen Bagh where the anti-CAA protestors have occupied the streets and have blocked transportati
Author: Dhruva Saikia Is UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath breaking or upholding the law of the land by initiating an unprecedented exercise to make those ‘identified’ hooligans pay compensation for destroying public property worth crores of the rupee during the anti-CAA-NRC stir in several parts of the country, including UP?This move by the resolute UP chief minister is a path-breaking step in the world’s largest democracy where outburst of public anger is not
Mistakes of Modi-Shah By S Balakrishnan The problem with Narendra Modi and Amit Shah (ModiShah) 2.0 is that they are committing one mistake after another. 1. Soon after returning to power after a massive mandate in 2019 they made the mistake of scrapping Article 370 and creating UTs of J&K and Ladakh. They had no business doing that. Who asked them to integrate J& K more with the rest of India? Before that Modi proactively sent our IAF boys to Balakot and bombed the ter
Decolonisation of Indian mind can be compared to the process of detoxifying India's mind, body and soul. The toxic impurities that have percolated into the Indian polity due to centuries of Mohammedan invasions and proselytising western colonisers need to
This was a first peculiar informal visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to India in the historic city of Mamallapuram after PM Modi’s re-election. The casual meet up of the two big powers shows the level of significance of this relationship which they share with each other.
'Dharma' is perhaps the most intense word to be ever realised by our Civilisation. The word Dharma may also be the most difficult to explain, yet, inherently followed by the most. Our Civilisational enigma had been full of such treatises, that have
आरंभ है प्रचंड- अशा थरारक घोषणेने सुरु झालेल्या एका विशाल प्रकल्पाचा पहिला टप्पा आज पूर्ण झाला. आनंददायक, अकल्पनीय, अद्भुत, अतर्क्य, अनाकलनीय, अनपेक्षित, अविश्वसनीय, अवाढव्य, अतिप्रचंड, धक्कादायक तितकाच धोकादायक, आश्वासक तितकाच जोखमीचा असा कलम ३७० आणि ३५-अ चा निर्णय एका तडाख्यात पूर्णत्वास गेला.
हिंदु मंदिरों पर हमलों और " मॉब लिंचिंग" की मनगढ़ंत अफवाए फैलाकर कही भारतीय मुस्लिम नेतृत्व खुदकशी तो नहीं कर रहा? 2019 के लोकसभा परिणाम अप्रत्याशित थे, जिसने हिन्दुत्ववादी संघठनों, आम हिंदु और समविचारी लोगों को एक सुन्दर सपने का एहसास दिलाया| भाजपा विरोधी राजनैतिक पार्टिया, मुस्लिम- ईसाई संघठनों तथा उनके नेतृत्व को इन परिणामों ने एक दर्दनाक झटका दिया| इन परिणामों के तुरंत बाद एन.डी.ए. की पहली बैठक में प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने पिछले 70 सालों से मुसलमानों को सिर्फ "वोट बैंक" के तौर पर इस्तेमाल करने का जिक्र क
हिंदु मंदिरावरील हल्ले, तथाकथित मॉब लिंचिंगच्या घटना आणि मुस्लिम नेतृत्वाचा सामुहिक आत्महत्येचा प्रयत्न... लोकसभा २०१९ चा निकाल हिंदुत्ववादी जनता आणि संघटनांसाठी एक सुखद धक्का होता; तसाच तो विरोधी पक्ष, मुस्लिम- ख्रिश्चन संघटना आणि त्यांचे नेतृत्व यांच्यासाठी भीषण मानसिक आघात! या जीवघेण्या पराभवानंतर लगेचच एन.डी.ए. च्या पहिल्या बैठकीत मोदी यांनी मुस्लिम समाज आणि त्यांचा स्वातंत्र्यापासुन आजपर्यंत झालेला "वोट बँक" म्हणुन वापर यावर विस्तृत टिप्पणी केली.
It has never been an easy journey for the current BJP led NDA government to set economic reforms and changes, as reforms always face staunch opposition in prosperous times. However I quote, as the International Monetary Fund Director Tao Zhang said –“The Indian government has made significant progress on important economic reforms that will support strong and sustainable growth going forward.”(1) Over the past five years the government has undertaken several reforms and among the one