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 the 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 … 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. In August 2014, it was reported that the Australian law-enforcement agencies had been accessing the web … 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 is … 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 of them 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 … 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 (hereinafter- the Constitution), it … Continue reading Preamble as a part of the constitution