How Can India become Viksit Bharat by 2047?

For India to attain the status of Viksit Bharat by 2047, India needs to get on to a job creating a high growth trajectory, and more importantly, sustain it over the next, say 15-20 years, if not more. Among others, we need to focus on the manufacturing sector and to do that, India must return […]

Can Baloch form united opposition against colonization of Balochistan?

On 23rd March Pakistan celebrated Yaum-e-Pakistan or Lahore Resolution, 1940 which called for the creation of a sovereign independent state from Muslim majority provinces of the United India but while calling for the independence or rights of a section of Muslims, it forcibly annexed and colonized Balochistan which never wanted to be part of Pakistan. […]

Islamism’s long-term endgame

A few days ago, Ruwa Shah granddaughter of the Jamaat-e-Islami ideologue, the late Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the hardliner separatist Hurriyat leader advertised her dissociation from her family’s ideology. The same week Sama Shabir, the elder daughter of the jailed Democratic Freedom Party founder and separatist leader Shabir Shah made a similar announcement through an […]

Self-regulated media with no regulations

If there’s a profession where quality has completely gone out of it, then it is media. It calls itself the fourth pillar of democracy but works within self-regulated guidelines. Its power can be realized from the fact there’s no Act to govern how it works similar to the Advocates Act, of 1961 which is an […]

Dangers of animal rights activism in India

In 2014, the Supreme Court’s A. Nagaraja judgment held that the tradition of Jallikattu or ‘bull jumping’ was ‘violative’ of Article 51-A(g) of the Indian Constitution, that calls for citizens to have ‘compassion’ for living creatures and effectively banned Jallikattu. “Compassion” is also the basis of the Animal Birth Control Rules, meant to ostensibly control the stray dog populations in public spaces, but ironically mandates that stray dogs remain homeless, fed and maintained, in public (and private) spaces.