Even though there is a lot of resentment among the common people against the maoist over the abduction of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon but still many feel that this was an incident which could have been avoided had police and the collector himself been more careful.
Robert Vadra’s meteoric rise is a significant story in the collection of the most shameful stories of independent India. A nonentity, he has risen to the topmost heights of power and wealth by virtue of blatant nepotism.
An appraisal of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress rule in West Bengal will in fact be an appraisal of Mamata herself for Mamata is Trinamool and Trinamool is Mamata. Mamata was listed in 2012 Time 100 and predicted “to play an even greater role.” Our appraisal ponders over this prophecy.
Can revenue generation be the sole driver of taxation as it is today? As things stand at present, it is necessary to revisit the basic tenets that govern tax policies and deliberate on the logic, rationale, and natural justice that should govern taxation. In this context, it is pertinent to study Adam Smith who long ago threw his visionary light on this subject that illuminates our minds even today.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has trained his guns on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as a device to deflect public anger against the inertia and maladministration of his regime, his personal unpopularity having scaled unprecedented heights.
While there is no denying that Swami Dayananda Saraswati has spoken out strongly against religious conversion and the extermination of entire religions, nations and peoples, he has also spoken in praise of Article 18 of the UN Charter of Human Rights which guarantees to all people of the world the inalienable right to freedom of religion.
Two recent events provoke critical scrutiny of Hindu organizations and what is perceived as Nagpur’s inability or unwillingness to deal with the rise of cult-figure individuals within the RSS parivar, or closely associated with it, and the corresponding diminishing of idealism and the end of peoples’ movement.
The concept of Human Rights is a political baton wielded by the West to keep former colonies and/or non-Christian nations in thrall. Yet Western regimes find the very human rights they peddle intolerable when invoked against themselves.