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The Politics of Morality And Poor Mannequins

By   /  June 16, 2013  /  Society  /  7 Comments


The problem with a democracy is that any idiot, who has the capability to gather a mob around him, can call the shots. A perfect example of this is the Municipal authority of Mumbai. In a sudden flash of (marijuana induced?) wisdom, someone identified the root cause of the increasing number of crimes against women […]

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A Tale of Two Suicides

By   /  June 10, 2013  /  Society  /  No Comments


The tragic suicide of Jiah Khan has sent the Indian media in a tizzy. Writing expansive articles on her depression and a troubled relationship with her loser boyfriend, the newspapers are in an overdrive to tell (or sell?) us what exactly went wrong in her life. Times of India even published the full text of […]

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Is there an End to the plight of the Vidarbha farmers ?

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  3 Comments


Two cotton farmers from the Yavatmall district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra committed suicide on the day President Pranab Mukherjee visited the region. The deaths of these two farmers, Prashant Sidhewar, 25 and Ramkrishnna Pandurang Kathale, 32, pushes the number of farmer suicide in this year to 176. To put this into perspective at […]

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Hypocrisy or Cultural Setback

By   /  January 14, 2013  /  Society  /  No Comments


There were lots of demonstrations and protests of late after the heinous rape incident of a 23 year old. Common people – men, women, youth, and celebrities took part in demonstrations across the country. Everyone voiced their opinion about the increasing number of rapes, pondered about the reasons behind the same and ‘Socially’ where we are […]

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No Country for Young Women

By   /  August 6, 2012  /  India, Society  /  6 Comments


India has been a peculiar country for long. It is only now that it has started changing into appalling and sometimes disgusting. Incidents in recent past, from Khap diktats on mobile phones to molestation in Guwahati and beating up of girls in Mangalore have cast a big question mark on the way we are “evolving” […]

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