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  • Roadblocks to Women’s Reservation Bill

    The topic of Gender Equality has gained much prominence in this century. Every progressive nation is working towards achieving equality for women in all aspects of the social structure. However the reality is that women are still far behind in many areas in most nations and there are still some big roadblocks to clear. The…

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  • Same Sex Marriage & Indian Secularism

    A two-judge Bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar of the Delhi High Court made the following “thought provoking” quote while decriminalizing homosexuality among consenting adults which was earlier a criminal offence punishable with even life imprisonment. Popular morality or public disapproval of certain acts is not a valid justification for restriction…

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  • Merit-By–Birth theory trashed

    We strongly condemn the stories inplanted in media by certain vested interests and anti social elements claiming merit by birth and insulting the majority of the people of India. One of the age old characteristics of the Indian society has been the caste system. This system was based on the principle of assigning  a caste…

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  • Veerapandyan – From Paratha Master to IAS Officer

    He achieved against all odds In the year 2000, he hit the news stands. G. Veerapandyan was the second rank holder in Geography in the Tamil Nadu State Class XII exams scoring 197 out of 200. When the newsmen went in search of him, he was busy making parathas in a road side eatery in…

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  • Vote out “undemocratic” elements

    Democracy is one form of the government in which governing power is held indirectly by the citizens in a free and fair electoral system. Electoral process is nothing but a collective way of choosing a representative based on the closed voting system – i.e. civilized way of hiring some one (Qualified fellow citizens) to act…

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  • India not a country of doers: Infosys Narayanamurthy

    On Coalition: If we are all individuals who think intelligently, who think dispassionately, who use data and facts to argue, who are patriotic… then how can we be against any policy that makes this a better country; …. So, it is all about petty issues that make our governments less effective. I don’t believe that…

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  • I will die as an Indian, love Tamil Eelam for ever

    As the Tamils in Sri Lanka are facing one of their worst nightmare in the entire history of (several thousand years old) their  civilization in North & East of Sri Lanka, all the political parties in Tamil Nadu – India cutting across party lines are conducting some form of a peaceful protest to extend their…

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  • Caves and Cavemen

    Story: This poem was penned on the way to work. I originally envisioned it as a blog comment to share the pain of a poet who was censured and asked to apologize in writing by other Indian writers. It can be taken as a jibe on inertia to imagination, insecurities sometimes termed as culture or…

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