For that to happen, let me be a bit myopic and cynical. If wishes were horses I’d dearly want AAP to remain apolitical and yet be a secular political party…whatever that means.
Religious affiliation is at the lowest in the US now since it began to be tracked in 1930s. And in London, an atheist church, originally planning for 20 non-believers, sees an overwhelming rush of 300 persons. In India too, as studies indicate, there is an increasing trend in the numbers of non-believers.
Can we be responsible about our safety, be it in India or anywhere else?
Rape is a hate crime, and hate crimes are gender neutral. The law as represented by the blindfolded goddess of justice cannot and must not differentiate between one kind of hate crimes from another.
India is passing through a long winter of social injustice. For some who are upwardly-mobile, life may seem easy. But the reality is grim. For many who are not fortunate it is not enough that life is really not easy, the pain is that it persists. For how long?
Today is the dawn in Bengal’s history. It’s not a new dawn since 34 years of misrule is too long a time in the people’s memory to think of a new dawn. Several generations have passed since and frankly, very few among today’s youth have the faintest idea of what it means to breathe the fresh air, and blossom into one’s full capability.
Diwali which marks the return of Ram from his fourteen years in exile in the present time means so much more than just his return. The multifarious activities that revolve around it would have been beyond ram’s power to comprehend.
She would try twisting her lips and yearn to hear them in her own voice. But, no miracles ever happened. In dismay, she would remain alone in the silence of her room. She would sit on her large upholstered beige sofa and stare out of the glass paned window.
As I said in the beginning, let not the picture deceive you. There is much more colored divergence than convergence in Indian politics than you imagine.
For 2 days, I spent around couple of hours in front of him, watching the lack of incredulity of my fellow listeners. I didn’t observe a single person who tried to refute his model with logic! Instead, I watched most of them standing speechless in front of wrong reasoning and erroneous interpretation of certain well known scientific facts.