Is Political correctness muzzling the freedom of speech?

– Satyakam Ray According to Benjamin Disraeli, a university should be a place of light, liberty, and learning. In true regards, a liberal art and science university should uphold liberal views and academic freedom. Not so long ago, one development at the Ashoka University, a private university based in Haryana had cast doubt on the very liberal principles upon which the university is built. Two … Continue reading Is Political correctness muzzling the freedom of speech?

Capitalistic baboon verbatim

– Satyakam Ray Recently one web series has been gaining much popularity on the Indian OTT platform. That’s none other than The Family Man. The Manoj Bajpayee starred spy thriller has become the talk of the town. Apart from the terrorists, Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) had to deal with his family members – specifically his daughter Dhriti. The teenager is adamant and speaks a typical … Continue reading Capitalistic baboon verbatim

Secular Nation: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The conflicts surrounding the term secularism stem largely from its parochial interpretations. And in yesteryear, these conflicts have caused massive intolerance amongst the people in religious lines. The religion-based political narratives deserve a fair share of credit for this. But there is no denying the fact that intolerance towards religion has long pervaded amongst the so-called secular or pseudo-secular people as well. The … Continue reading Secular Nation: Interpreting the Preamble

S.O.S. call warriors

– Satyakam Ray Remember the Pandemic and S.O.S. calls posted on social media asking for immediate help for corona victims. A bunch of behind-the-curtain people worked day and night to address the S.O.S. calls and procure the needed things. Read on to find out more about this noble initiative… The whole world came under the wraps of an unwanted unprecedented pandemic, and India was no … Continue reading S.O.S. call warriors

Preamble as a part of the constitution

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The preamble is an important aspect of the Indian constitution. In today’s socio-political context, a thorough discussion of the same has become paramount important. This Preamble series gives an insight into the lesser told section of the constitution. Read on to find out more.. Though the preamble is regarded as a part of the Constitution of India (hereinafter- the Constitution), it … Continue reading Preamble as a part of the constitution

Surveillance Nationalism

– Satyakam Ray Renowned Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov had written, “The government doesn’t want any system of transmitting information to remain unbroken unless it’s under its control.” The fictional tale of the past is turning out to be factual present if we consider recent mass surveillance programs conducted by various governments surreptitiously. In August 2014, it was reported that the Australian law-enforcement agencies had … Continue reading Surveillance Nationalism