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…

Naxalism and the Indian State

To understand the origins of Naxalism and the political mechanisms behind it, we must understand the history of Communism and Communist parties in India. The Communist Party of India (CPI) was founded on December 26, 1925. The Great October Socialist Revolution inspired the founders of the CPI. In 1963, the CPI had split into two factions with the newer one being called the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM.

High School Warfare

The last thing a parent should be worried about when he sends his kid to school is for his kid to be shot dead during recess. America is in dire need of a political leader to address this issue who takes it upon himself to bring about a paradigm revolution in the way the American leadership thinks about gun laws.

Read this article by Aritra Guru to know more.

India’s Identity crisis: Big Brother or Devil’s Advocate

However, the impending question that is being scrutinised by multiple stakeholders of the issue remains unanswered:

Is India doing the right thing by deporting over 40,000 Rohingya Muslims on the pretext of national security?

With a growing population of 1.3 billion people, the Government of India is finding it hard to cater to the needs of such a massive population. There is an unimaginable strain on our resources. India has been experiencing acute poverty, water and food shortage and insufficient infrastructure. Adding 40,000 non-citizens to its population with the associated risk of granting terrorists posing as deported Rohingyas a free pass into the country, is a risk that India can’t afford to take.