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Tuesday , August 14, 2012

Yoga teacher Ramdev does not care about public or corruption

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He started alongside Anna Hazare, demanding a corruption-free India - an India free from black money. Understood! Good intentions. Now I need not dig into the background of the movement that yoga teacher Ramdev had spearheaded a few months ago (I did write an article on how his movement was completely politicised and received highly interesting comments which you might want to read). But as it comes across, his movement is well politicised with leaders of BJP and JDU openly supporting him and vice versa. From a fight against black money and corruption, the movement has turned to an anti-UPA movement. Now I personally don't have issues in seeing an anti-UPA movement take shape. What I have a problem with is the logic that goes behind all this. Let me take you back to when Anna Hazare had first come up to fight against corruption. It was nothing....

Tuesday , May 08, 2012

Of Satyamev Jayate and why we fail to address social issues

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Last Sunday started in a rather unusual way. Aamir Khan, in his show Satyamev Jayate, exposed a grim reality of the world's largest democracy. His focus: Female foeticide. The issue caught fire within moments and led to a flood of news discussion, articles, tweets and Facebook posts about how this is a harsh reality and how Aamir is doing a fantastic job. I agree. But why now? Why does it take someone like Aamir Khan to start a Sunday morning show to address issues which we ignore routinely? Issues that we think do not bother us and thus don't matter. Why not the mainstream media? Why not us? Ashutosh of IBN7 posted a Facebook status a few evenings back, "I wish news channel editors could show same courage as Aamir did with Satyameve Jayte." His statement reflects a harsh reality. But what is forcing this compelling harsh....

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

5 biggest challenges Akhilesh Yadav will have to deal with

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Maya Raj is out. Samajwadi Party has won the state elections with phenomenal numbers. Rahul Gandhi's efforts reaped no results. With an epic win in the state, the Samajwadi Party supremo declared that his son, Akhilesh Yadav would be leading Uttar Pradesh as the new chief minister. With lawlessness booming in the state, his journey will not be an easy one. In a statement last week, the new chief minister-designate of the state, who is also slated to become the youngest chief minister in the country, said that law and order will be the top priority for the UP Government, and that no discrimination will be made on the basis of caste and creed. He also said that honest officers will be appointed in districts and action would be taken against those who show laxity in their job. The SP legislative party leader, who would be taking oath....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Why vote when you can complain?

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BMC elections do not reflect a nationwide character. They do not reflect a trait of the common man throughout the country. They were just a city-specific election. But they were important. BMC elections were supposed to decide the fate of the basic amenities of the city. The fate of the common man and the basest of problems they face on a daily basis. These elections were important because they were to decide the composition of a body that would administer the civic amenities of Mumbai. The city has been facing never-ending water supply issues, garbage disposal and drainage problems, sewage problems and seasonal floods, traffic problems and hike in auto-fare. These elections had the power to change the face of these very problems. If not completely change, then at least have an impact on the way things had been working. But, the average Mumbaikar chose....


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The writer is founder and editor of www.youthkiawaaz.com, one of India's important online platform where young people voice their opinion on crucial issues that concern them and the country.



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