Strange Nationalism of India: No Interest in the Fellow Citizen

India ranks 100th in hunger, below North Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. The GDP of India on per capita basis (2016: US$1,709) is lower than that of Africa. At least 50% of Indians do not have access to toilets. Officially 35% cannot read or write—the reality of literacy and employability is much worse. 240 million […]

Is Sex with an underage wife Rape?

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ruled that a man is committing rape if he engages in sexual intercourse with his wife who is aged between 15 and 18. How logically sound this Supreme Court ruling is? To know the answer of this question we must first understand what ‘rape’ is. An online dictionary […]

Bring In Japanese Culture, Not the Bullet Train

Having traveled a lot on trains in Japan, I have so far not had an occasion when the person sitting in front of me did not ask for my permission if he could recline his seat. They ask me despite that there is ample leg space in those trains. When they arrive at their destination, […]

Would this Really Reduce Delhi’s Pollution?

With less than two weeks to Diwali, the Supreme Court has banned sale of fireworks in Delhi. As a consequence, traders who had the licenses to sell fireworks will no longer be able to do so. Delhi has massive problems with pollution. The question is: Would Supreme Court’s order help? The court’s order applies only […]

Coalition Governments and Economic Growth in India

Former RBI governor Y V Reddy said that Coalition governments in India have produced better economic growth rates in the last three decades than a strong majority government… Interestingly, the highest growth in India from 1990 to 2014 was really during coalition governments… So, in a way it’s consensus based… in Indian situation, a coalition […]