Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Shameful Police and Public

  Watching this incident make my heart churn. I have witnessed such incident before as well, where a thief has been brutally beaten by the public. I don’t understand why he needs to be beaten to death when he has been overpowered and his hands tied behind his back? And what about the police? Are […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: India

Happy Independence day – India at 60

Happy Independence day!!! India has completed 60 years of independence and has achieved a lot in those 60 years. Still a lot remains to be done and as always I am hopeful that things will only get better from this point onwards. I wish India a bright, independent, prosperous and most importantly a peaceful future […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: India

Why Does The Govt. Always Fail To Pay Proper Compensation?

The Government Of India has a history of paying inadequate compensations to the residents if the land is to be acquired for development purposes. I wonder why? Is it because the govt doesn’t value people’s property? Or it because it doesn’t value people at all? In every case there is a lot involved and in […]

March 13, 2007 · Ajit · 4 Comments
Posted in: Government, India

Uniform Civil Code

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about uniform civil code. And the discussion keeps popping up from time to time. Lot of the discussion happen without even understanding what does uniform civil code mean. Article 44 of the Constitution of India states that The State shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a […]

February 7, 2007 · Ajit · 12 Comments
Posted in: India, Uniform Civil Code

Schools For India

Education is a topic that is very dear to me. I have always wanted to do something in this area. Something Big! Don’t know when I will be able to do that but till then I will continue to dream of that. In the meantime I have come accross this organization called Schools For India. […]

January 30, 2007 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Education, India, Schools, SchoolsForIndia

Political party By IITians – Bharat Punarnirman Dal (BPD)

Bharat Punarnirman Dal is a political party started by a bunch of IITians. Now they are planning to fight the upcoming Uttaranchal, UP and Punjab elections. Young men like Ravi Kishore and Ajit Shukla – who both studied aerospace engineering at IIT Mumbai – are now hoping to engineer a social change through their party, […]

January 16, 2007 · Ajit · 257 Comments
Posted in: Bharat Punarnirman Dal, BPD, India, Politics

Hooray Dalits Have Progressed! They have overtaken Muslims!

      The Hindu reports This gross under-presence of Muslims in virtually every sector is presaged by substantial inequalities in education. Muslim enrolment and retention rates at the primary and secondary levels are lower than the national average and this further magnifies existing inequalities at the college level as well as in the labour […]

November 15, 2006 · Ajit · 3 Comments
Posted in: dalit, India, Muslims

Check for Rs 3.00 as Diwali Gift? F***ing Ridiculous

IBN Live reports. Says a farmer, Munna, “We’ll not celebrate Diwali. No one will light candles or diyas and there is no food. People are dying of hunger here.” The meagre compensation these farmers have received for the drought situation they have been facing since 2003 has robbed them of all sparkle this festive season. […]

October 20, 2006 · Ajit · 5 Comments
Posted in: Diwali, Famine, India, Poverty

Gandhigiri…What a way to remember the old man!!!

Last week I saw Lageraho Munnabhai. As it is I am a great fan of comedy. And a comedy with a message?…The icing on the cake. The movie does an excellant job of portraying the relevance of Gandhian principles in contemproray world. Lot of people may not agree with Gandhi on some of the issues. […]

October 1, 2006 · Ajit · 18 Comments
Posted in: Gandhi, India

Vande Mataram And Jana Gana Mana

With the recent controversy on Vande Mataram, some people started wondering why did we choose Jana Gana Mana as our national anthem. One such instance is here at silkboard. Another one here at Amardeep’s Blog tries to analyze whether Tagore wrote this for King George or not. Interesting comments on both the blogs. Some even […]

September 19, 2006 · Ajit · 2 Comments
Posted in: India