Thousands of Dalits still clean shit with their bare hands and carry it on their heads. So how come a 9 per cent growth rate economy can’t generate alternative professions for them?
What happens if another ten come from the same sea route and create mayhem, even while we protect the Taj as if nothing else matters?
At the turn of the century, India had 40,000 plus tigers. Today, 1,411
The tigers in the reserves in India are reporting a sharp decline in their already depleted numbers. The Sariska phenomenon - the reserve's entire tiger population was wiped out by poachers - has been repeated in the Panna tiger reserve. If these trends continue, the wild tiger would only be seen in touristy books and nature channels. Despite the government spending crores for tiger conservation, hope seems bleak.
Travelling after dark is a challenge that every working woman undertakes in Delhi, but it’s not a pleasant experience and anything can happen
Where media and politicos go berserk with frenzy annually celebrating the Kargil victory, why does this nation treat its war heroes with such organised disdain?
If Shahrukh Khan is asked to wait for a couple of hours for questioning at a US airport, the Indian media screams that 'national honour is at stake'. However, when a disabled Kargil war soldier lives in complete anonymity with abysmally low pension, there is universal silence.
The most sacred river of the Hindus has been rendered into a stagnant sewage drain, leading to mass and hidden epidemics. But Hindutva and other parties care a damn
Indians are mingling with Pakistanis to find out “what is happening inside”. On hindsight, Pakistanis seemed to have greater understanding. They talk about Indian interference in Balochistan and resumption of composite dialogue Sanjay Kapoor Sharm-El-Sheikh
It is now only a question of time before the demand for the reunification of all their people becomes a rallying call for the Pashtun nation across the artificial, colonial Afghan border Mohan Guruswamy Delhi
Now that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s infinite wisdom has put Balochistan on the agenda, let’s talk self-determination Mohan Guruswamy Delhi
Presence of nuclear weapon in the hands of Islamabad would restrain US and India from looking at options of splitting a country that is rapidly fraying at the margin. Sanjay Kapoor Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt)/Delhi