Objectives of the preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In addition to the source of authority of the Indian Constitution (from now on- the Constitution) and the nature of the Indian State, both of which have already been dealt with by this author in his previous articles, the preamble of the Constitution also acquaints us with the objectives and socio-economic goals that are to be imbibed by the Indian State. These objectives are meant to secure … Continue reading Objectives of the preamble

Explaining the Farm Bills

  – Satyakam Ray A lot of political humdrum had already happened over the issue; still, ordinary folks were clueless about what exactly was the case with the farm bills and why such a hue and cry went on. This article tries to demystify the farm bills for the clarity of everyone. Let’s heed the issue with empathy and logic.  The crust of the protest … Continue reading Explaining the Farm Bills

Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra In the American manner, the Preamble of the Indian Constitution accentuates in no uncertain terms that “the people of India” have adopted, enacted, and given to themselves “this constitution.” The Objective Resolution emphasized that the Constituent Assembly– convened to craft Indian-made Constitution for the Indians– had derived from “the people… all the power and authority”. Thus, on the face of it, the people must be categorized … Continue reading Vox Populi: Interpreting the Preamble

Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

– Chandra Shekher Mishra The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced the entire world into an emergency-like situation. In India, the crisis deepened as around 40 million migrant laborers faced displacement at the heart of this pandemic, as stated by the World Bank. The nationwide lockdown, and problems like unemployment, want of food, and other necessities had spawned a massive exodus of these laborers and the working … Continue reading Socialist Polity: Interpreting the Preamble

Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

– Chandra Sekher Mishra In the context of the Indian Constitution, the term “republic” description would perhaps record a lot less space than the other preambular dictates, which are indeed very indefinite and open-ended value concepts. It is a centuries-old term that has hand-in-glove with the Roman regime. The word republic finds its inception in the Latin phrase res publica, which means things about the public and is used by the … Continue reading Republic Nation: Interpreting the preamble

Secular Nation: Interpreting the Preamble

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

Surveillance Nationalism

– Satyakam Ray Renowned Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote, “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 becomes a factual present if we consider the recent mass surveillance programs conducted by various governments. These Programs are the tip of the iceberg. After the 9/11 attack on the US, several … Continue reading Surveillance Nationalism

Capitalistic baboon verbatim

      – Satyakam Ray Recently one web series has gained 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 typical verbatim, which … Continue reading Capitalistic baboon verbatim

Personal liberty, freedom of speech, and Gandhi’s Philosophy

– Satyakam Ray The famous phrase “See no evil, hear no evil, Speak no evil” first appeared in Japan in the 17th century. Mahatma Gandhi’s visual metaphor of the three monkeys, with one covering his eyes, the second his mouth, and the third his ears, was popularized later and adopted as the message of peace and tolerance. In today’s context, the symbolism of peace holds … Continue reading Personal liberty, freedom of speech, and Gandhi’s Philosophy

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 proper regard, a liberal art and science university should uphold liberal views and academic freedom. Not so long ago, one development at Ashoka University, a private university based in Haryana, had cast doubt on the very liberal principles upon which the university is built. Two of … Continue reading Is Political correctness muzzling the freedom of speech?

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 world came under an unprecedented pandemic, and India was no exception. During the 1st wave, … 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 (from now on- the … Continue reading Preamble as a part of the constitution