More than just Ayes: Why India needs to look beyond harsher anti-rape laws

16 year old raped, filmed and blackmailed for a year, India Times, August 2016.The article hyperlinked above starts with the sentence “despite the enactment of the stringent anti-rape law”.There seems to be a notion that harsher punishments will be an effective deterrent to crime despite innumerable instances where that notion fails. Harsh punishments are absolutely necessary …

Voting Day

It’s a beautiful summer morning. It’s 7 in the morning- the sun hasn’t woken up fully yet. Far, far away on the horizon, he’s just peeping to see if anyone else is awake. In no time, he’s going to be up and ready to warm the earth’s graceful soil and thankless humans with his radiance. …

The change we seek

28th December 2013 will go down in India’s history as the day when a common man rose to become chief minister of its capital.Arvind kejriwal’s isn’t a story of someone who shot into the limelight out of nowhere. He’s one of those people who has dedicated his life to the cause of the nation. A …

State of the economy.

I have blogged about this before, rising petrol prices are good for the country.  http://www.dudurudh.blogspot.in/2011/10/rising-fuel-prices-best-solution-to-our.html?m=1 What is not good for the country though, is the depreciating rupee, the rising CAD and all the problems that come with it. Dr Manmohan Singh, in parliament recently said that ” we must control our appetite for gold and …