It all began with the plan of the Government of India to deliver food grains to the poor in the mid-1970s. The very idea of cash transfers/cash stamps was not in existence in India back then unlike in Sri Lanka and United States. Also, would have been too easy a policy for Indira Gandhi to … Continue reading Opinion-11: Why Indian PDS Is Worst Thing About Indira Gandhi’s Legacy!
Without much foreplay, I would cut to the chase. I have enumerated five positive and five negative points to summarize what I like and dislike about AIB, a new-age media collective. The Positives: AIB offers the Indian audiences a new and different genre of content which was uncommon and rare in the Indian Media Industry … Continue reading Opinion-10: The Plus And Minus of All India Bakchod (AIB)
Firstly, Shashi Ji is a great thinker and distinguished former diplomat, with years of experience in global geopolitical realities by handling several key roles at United Nations, holding positions as esteemed and powerful as the Under Secretary-General (Second highest signature at the United States from 2002-07), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). … Continue reading Opinion-9: Why Shashi Tharoor Will Never Be Congress President!
Note: The following post was written in response a Question on Quora which talked about a hypothetical situation in which if incumbent Finance Minister of India was to be replaced with someone, who would you want in their place and why? Dr. Subramanian Swamy. I would surely want Dr. Subramanian Swamy taking charge of the … Continue reading Opinion-8: How Would It Be To Have Subramanian Swamy As Finance Minister of India?
I was absolutely gobsmacked with the launch of Saubhagya Scheme by Prime Minister Modi yesterday. Getting every house electrified by the end of December 2019. That is the premise of Saubhagya Scheme, ultimately culminating into the 24x7 Power for All by 2022 Mission, which was earlier launched by PM Modi. Now, that’s not just grand. … Continue reading Opinion-7: Will Modi Be Able To Deliver A New India By 2022?
Discombobulated- That word means to be confused. And, that has been my state of mind on the subject, ever since the statement was made by Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji. I sincerely believe that Minister made the statement as an act of saving the grace. It was a … Continue reading Opinion-6: No Driverless Cars in India Anytime Soon. Good or Bad?
One does not need religion or prayers for good things to happen in the world. One simply needs to do good things to make the good happen in the world around them. Can traveling days and nights to offer prayers at a holy shrine in Haridwar or Ajmer Sharif really make this world a better … Continue reading Nugget-25: Religion or Prayers Can’t Make A Great World. We Can.
Recently while going through my feed on Quora, I came across a question which raised doubts if a parent really does care for their child! I was taken aback with the thought and wrote the undermentioned words on the subject. I hope the reader finds the post of some value to their domain of interest. … Continue reading Nugget-24: Parents Do Care!
More girls in our society should have been brought up listening to the tales of masterful women like Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Madam Curie and Sarojini Naidu rather than listening to the mystic tales of Snow White, Cinderella and other fit and fancy looking barbies with pink cheeks and perfect body figures. That way we … Continue reading Nugget-18: We Need To Tell Our Girls The Right Stories!
I’m going to explain that using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. “It's quite true that man lives by bread alone- when there is no bread. But, what happens to man's desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled? At once other (and "higher") needs emerge and these, rather than physiological … Continue reading Opinion-5: Why Infrastructural Push Is Important To Incentivize Teachers To Move from Urban To Rural & Tribal India?