How Republicans (America’s “Poor man’s Pakistan Army”) can bring down American Democracy


Flexible and just systems and societies always have two types of social contract - Laws (that you have to abide by as per the letter) and Traditional Guidelines (that aren't set in letter but abided by in spirit).  Democracy is a system that needs both.  But more than the rigid written laws, it needs all the governing arms to understand and carry on the tradition of the spirit of the foundational social contract.Many a times, a democratic country gets corrupt and bad rulers.  Countries where … [Read more...]

Pakistan Govt paid $1.8 mn to journalists from Secret Government Fund

As much as the Pakistani journalists keep asserting their freedom, and keep accusing Indian Journalists of toeing the Indian Government line, the truth was that Pakistan media people would stand right alongside whatever lie or latest "controversy theory" that the Government would dish out.  So there was always a sneaking suspicion that there was a collusion between the Government and Journalists.  Now, due to a case in the Supreme Court by two journalists, Government has had to lay bare the s … [Read more...]

Distortion of Pakistan’s History: Discussion by Dr. Tahir Qazi

Pakistan's history has been specifically created for a certain agenda by its establishment.  These days many analysts are revisiting the history of Pakistan and looking at things that are not just astonishing but also very enlightening.  This is a discussion on the TV program "Bilatakalluf with Tahir Gora".  The person discussing on topic of Distortion of Pakistan's history is Dr. Tahir M. Qazi with Tahir Gora.His discussion goes across personalities including Mohd. Ali Jinnah as well as ot … [Read more...]

How a Construction Laborer got into IIT thanks to the Reservation Policy

Does the reservation policy in India benefit anyone?  Personally, I think the reservation policy is flawed.  Yet, one does find that some genuine people do get benefited... big time.  And, these are the examples that make you feel a little better with what is going on in the name of caste politics in India.  Maybe, a few years from now India's picture would be different, but if more people like this dude come up and vow to change the landscape of their own community.... hopefully things would be … [Read more...]

What is wrong with the Indian Education system?

India's education system - the structure and the attitudes - is a legacy of the Colonial past.  We have neither changed it nor replaced it.  We want to move to the new world, but with old hangovers.  The interesting question is what is wrong with the Indian education system?A good answer is that very little.   But here is an interesting take on this question: Read Quote of Anon User's answer to India: What is wrong with Indian Education system? on Quora … [Read more...]

How has Parle-G managed to keep their price so low despite the steep inflation in India?

If you have grown up in India in the last 40 years, the chances are that one of your favorite snacks is the Parle-G.  But the prices of Parle-G have remained pretty stable all these years.  It is cheap and still has the same taste as it had when I was 5 years old.  It was my favorite then.. its my favorite now.  Here is now it has maintained its pricing so low. Read Quote of Sneha Prasad's answer to Biscuits: How has Parle-G managed to keep their price fixed for over a decade despite the steep in … [Read more...]

Rise of Indian TV and movies will drive revenues exponentially for media

India's media market, specifically the TV is increasing at a rapid pace.  After China, it is the largest market.  And it will keep at it. With TV sets in 167 million households (second only to China) and a government plan in place to increase the number of internet users from 94 million (out of a population of 1.2 billion) in 2011 to 175 million by 2017 and 600 million by 2020, the prospects for growth are enormous. This increase in the households and eyeballs for the TV will also increase the re … [Read more...]

Anandi Gopal Joshi: First Indian Lady to have become a US trained Doctor in late 19th century!

These two women are incredible, but I love the story of Anandi Gopal Joshi, a lady of meager means, married at 9, who went on to become the first Doctor from India to have been educated in US.Read Quote of Akshar Prabhu Desai's answer to India: Who is the most badass woman in the history of India? on Quora … [Read more...]