An appeal to young voters

Hyper-Nationalism under the guise of patriotism is thrust down our throats like a civil duty in this nation.Instead we should be promoting voting as the apogee of civil duty.10 minutes of research for the candidates up for polls in your constituency is all that is required. Read up on their agendas, views, ideologies, income and criminal records and don’t vote solely on partisan lines or the projected lead candidate.
Read this guest blogpost by Ayush Yadav to know more.

How ‘Veer’ Was Veer Savarkar?

Excerpt: Veer Savarkar is a man increasingly being recognised as the man who got India independence from the British, and slowly being made the face of nationalism by right wing factions. Who is this man, who has sidelined the likes of Gandhi and Nehru and why was he called ‘veer’ (brave)? Read this piece by Niranjan to know more.

Copper Hustle

Excerpt: A small innocent protest against a factory which caused environmental pollution and threatened their lives led to bloodshed over time. The fruits of environmental awareness among people were their lives. Astonishing isn’t it? Read this post by Anishkumar S S to know more.

A Tale Of One (Two) Cities: Jerusalem

Excerpt: The unilateral declaration of acceptance of Jerusalem as solely Israel’s capital by Donald Trump leaves the globe worried, and the people of Palestine angry. Why was there an issue at all? And if there was, then how did it escalate to the situation today? Read this blog by Mainak Mandal to know more.

M&M’s: The Nemeses of PSU Banks

Excerpt: The tale of M&M’s is the tale of two scamsters who swindled public money and outsmarted the Indian PSU Banks.
Do read this poem by Chitranjan Jain.

Pother in Paradise

Excerpt: Given the volatile and dire nature of the events unfolding in Maldives, the onus is on the international community to respond to the need of the hour and work to restore law and order.
Do read this article by Krishnadev Menon.

Thaw In Relations?

Excerpt:
North Korea and South Korea have agreed to march together under a unified flag at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The decision follows official talks between the two nations after they had not been on talking terms for more than two years.
Read this article by Jivat Neet Kaur.

A.Raja, Bribes, Corruption, Deceit : The ABCD of the 2G scam

Excerpt: The nation was shocked a few days back when in a new twist to the 2G spectrum, 17 of the accused including former Telecom Minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi were acquitted of all charges by a special CBI court. Do read this article by Niranjan Jahagirdar.

Rise Of Right Wing Politics

The victory of several far-right organizations has emboldened the xenophobic elements of our society. Do read this article by Niranjan Jahagirdar and Krishnadev Menon.