The Kafkaesque World of News

The quintessential lyrics of the famous Seattle band ‘Alice in Chains’ in their song “Man in the box” describe how our eyes have been sewn shut by media to feed up our hunger for knowledge. True enough, information has become a euphemism for propaganda. Irrespective of the pill we choose, red or blue, we do…

Article 370 – The Blot On The Indian Constitution

The abrogation of Article 370 by the Govt. of India has been a burning topic off late. In this article, we’ll look into what was Article 370, what were its implications, why it was abrogated and how it was abrogated. Also, we’ll look into what differences would it cause in the geopolitical situation of the…

Automating Away Our Future

President Trump’s Election in 2016 redefined the political landscape of the United States and has had ripple effects affecting other developed nations around the globe. A lot of people on the left wonder how a person so unqualified and unfit for office could have been elected in the country which had just witnessed two terms…

The Indian Non Alignment Movement

Non-alignment being a new concept acted as a catalyst to the third world countries struggling for independence from colonialism and showed great solidarity towards them.Read this post to gain insights into the movement that shaped our foreign policy,submitted by Anshuman Mishra, a guest writer for the BITSMUN society.

The Rise of Populism

In stark contrast to the increasing globalisation and liberalisation of the 1990s, the world has witnessed a sudden and rather an aggressive resurgence of nationalist populism in recent times. Look anywhere in the world and you witness populists delivering resounding political victories over deeply entrenched and traditional parties and ideas. The triumph of the so-called…

EVMs- Are they vulnerable?

Leaders of 22 political parties met the Election Commission, on 21 May 2019, and submitted a memorandum asking that the verification of the VVPAT slips of randomly identified polling stations should be done prior to the initiation of counting of votes and not after the completion of the last round of counting. The opposition parties…

The Battle for Bengal

The Battle for Bengal Frequently associated with roshogollas, Durga Pujo and fish, West Bengal has a number of delights that may interest a casual tourist. However, in current affairs, what matters is the sizeable chunk of 42 Lok Sabha seats Bengal has to offer, and in this state of several attractions, lies the gashes of…

Do Educational Institutions have a Social Responsibility? By Dr Shashank Shah

An interesting initiative to create awareness towards a greater sense of purpose and societal sensitivity in management students, and to gain their lifelong commitment towards it, was the creation of a ‘Hippocratic Oath for Managers’, which would serve as a professional credo for MBA graduates. Professor Rakesh Khurana, Dean, Harvard College, and Professor Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School, suggested that like the Hippocratic Oath for doctors or the oaths that attorneys take to be admitted to the bar, a management oath would outline values and ideals to which managers should commit themselves.

Read this guest blogpost by Dr. Shashank Shah,Fellow’17 Harvard University to know more.

European Migrant Crisis

Continuous wars and political unrest have forced refugees and migrants in the Middle East and Southeast Asia to flee the turmoil in their homelands towards safer European shores, undertaking treacherous journeys from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. Almost 90 % of refugees and migrants have paid organised criminals and people smugglers to get them across borders.
Read this blog by Utkarsh Gupta
to know more.