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Are the agriculture reforms pro-farmer or anti-farmer?
Are the agriculture reforms pro-farmer or anti-farmer?

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare, on its website, states that three bills aimed at transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income were introduced in the Lok Sabha to replace ordinances promulgated on 5th June, 2020. Legislations will enable barrier-free trade in agricultural produce and empower farmers to engage with investors of their choice, said Union Minister of Narendra Singh Tomar. These bills are..[By Philip Mudartha]

What awaits the repatriated NRIs back home?
What awaits the repatriated NRIs back home?

Yes, unemployment looms large. I called and spoke to one of my protégés who returned from Qatar to his hometown in Malabar. Since coming back, he has been assisting his father in running the family grocery store. His father is fit and healthy in his upper sixties; he can run the

Returned from the Gulf: COVID Crisis 2020
Returned from the Gulf: COVID Crisis 2020

The following chart depicts the monthly average price of Brent grade Crude Oil for the previous five years. The price crashed to zero, beginning in March in the aftermath of global lockdowns announced to control the spread of the Novel Corona Pandemic. The unplanned lockdowns

The 2020 National Education Policy
The 2020 National Education Policy

On Wednesday, 29th July 2020, the Indian Union Cabinet cleared a new National Education Policy (NEP) which proposed sweeping changes in school and higher education. Independent India followed the colonial education policy till 1968, when the parliament passed the first education policy drafted by the..

India China Relations A Perspective History Essay - Part 2
India China Relations A Perspective History Essay - Part 2

In part-1 of this essay, we have dealt with the prelude to this war. Here, we deal with the actual war in which our military suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of PLA in both theatres. In the western theatre of Aksai Chin in Eastern Ladakh, the PLA advanced to their 1960 Claim

India China Relations A Perspective History Essay
India China Relations A Perspective History Essay

On the night of June 15/16, scuffles broke out between an Indian forward post patrolling party and their Chinese counterparts in the Galvan Valley in Eastern Ladakh which is a household news story as I write this article on 2nd July 2020. This was by far the worst skirmish

The Saga of Two Popes
The Saga of Two Popes

It has been nearly three months of self-isolation for me in distant land of the United States of America (USA) where I had arrived to visit my son. Because India enforced nation-wide lockdown since March 24 and kept extending it in phases and closed all airports for international flights till an unknown future date..

The collapse of YES bank and the distress in the national economy
The collapse of YES bank and the distress in the national economy

It is March 6, 2020 and the time is 4:00PM, when the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has closed its trades for today. Today’s top story is the tanking of shares of YES Bank on the bourse, which began yesterday when the RBI superseded the Board of Directors of the stressed

Paanch Saal, Firse Kejriwal
Paanch Saal, Firse Kejriwal

In the elections held in Delhi on 8 February 2020 to elect 70 members of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, the voters resoundingly gave a huge mandate to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. AAP won 62 seats. This was an endorsement of the exemplary performance of AAP government installed in February

Opinion: Ayodhya Verdict...
Opinion: Ayodhya Verdict...

On the 9th of November 2019, a five member panel led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) of the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case. The bench unanimously ruled in favor of the Ram Janmabhoomi. It rested the title to the 2.77 acre plot of contested land with the deity Ram Lalla (Infant Ram) and vested its guardianship with a trust to be set up within three months by the central government. The Hindus can now build their much coveted Ram Mandir on the site. The judges instructed the central and UP state government to give a 5 acre...[By Philip Mudartha]

Our economic slowdown: the government is in denial
Our economic slowdown: the government is in denial

After a month or two of living in denial, the Modi government seems to have grudgingly accepted that our national economy has slowed down. Our Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitaraman has held, at the behest of tough taskmaster and No.2 in the government packing order, Home

Responsible Parenting, Spoilt Brats & what ought not to be done
Responsible Parenting, Spoilt Brats & what ought not to be done

Every so often one comes across a child who displays such brashness and disregard for others’ feelings that one cannot but think: “that kid is a spoilt brat!” The numbers of such spoilt brats are steadily on the rise. Parents are unsure how to raise them and let them grow like wild

Back to Bellevision: A journey through diabetes, and neuro-illnesses
Back to Bellevision: A journey through diabetes, and neuro-illnesses

If you had heard about my ill-health, you had heard correctly. I was suffering from hard breathing, and breathlessness while walking daily in the morning in the nearby garden. I could not climb stairs at all. I was worried that I may die soon. Driven by worry, my fasting blood sugar

The Heart-wrenching story of Kumpala  Selen Preethi Pinto
The Heart-wrenching story of Kumpala Selen Preethi Pinto

A mind-boggling news story of our gem from a remote village, Kumpala near Deralakatte in Mangalore (South) talukas of Dakshina Kannada district came to light through a Face Book story by Louis Pinto. I was stunned that the story of an extremely intelligent teenager from the

Will Narendra Modi come back as Prime Minister?
Will Narendra Modi come back as Prime Minister?

The general elections to the 17th Lok Sabha have been announced. The Election Commission (EC) has scheduled them to commence on April 11 and end on May 19. The voting will be held in 7 phases, due to the special security needs of the country. The vote counting will

The Fourth Commandment: Honor thy Father and Mother
The Fourth Commandment: Honor thy Father and Mother

After the three basic commandments concerning the just relationship to honor one’s father and mother, the Decalogue contemplates at once the whole gamut of filial relations. It captures concisely the spirit of filial relation and obligations in that single phrase: Honor thy father and mother.

Social Environment as the Nursery of  a Person’s Upbringing….
Social Environment as the Nursery of a Person’s Upbringing….

Every human being is born in a family. Traditionally, a family meant husband and wife, at least, besides parents, in-laws, siblings, children and so on. Now-a-days, even though the traditional sense is retained to a certain extent, situations like single parents and separations have

AAP government slashes VAT in its second budget
AAP government slashes VAT in its second budget

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday presented a "zero-tax" Budget which slashed the value added tax (VAT) on a wide range of goods to bring down prices of consumer products such as green vehicles, watches, readymade garments, shoes

When the sun shines, make hay? No, make power and more
When the sun shines, make hay? No, make power and more

We have been using solar radiation for generations, mainly as day-light during the day; provide heat to ourselves and living organisms and sunshine for drying our laundry, various food items and agro-products on household scale. Just imagine the amount of electricity we saved due to

Ek Saal, Kejriwal: the honest politics marches on
Ek Saal, Kejriwal: the honest politics marches on

On 14th February 2015, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stormed the Assembly election to win 67 seats and to form the government in Delhi-NCT state. On Sunday, the AAP government completes one year in office. Its anniversary celebrations include public Q&A

Of Power Cuts, the criticism, and an alternative response of positive action
Of Power Cuts, the criticism, and an alternative response of positive action

The promise was that the state will get uninterrupted power from 1 January 2016. But, households in the coastal districts, especially in villages the power situation is grim, despite mild weather during this winter. It would get only worse during the summer as refrigerators and air-conditioners kick in. The reported

Pope Francis and his pastoral visit that will change the world
Pope Francis and his pastoral visit that will change the world

Thirty months and a week ago; 13 March 2013, the world had a new pope in a 76-year old Cardinal whom not many of us had heard. In our part of the world, Argentina is really from “the end of the earth” as Pope Francis puts it. That probably explains why Pope Francis’s pastoral

The Yettinahole Project: What the governments and politicians are hiding?
The Yettinahole Project: What the governments and politicians are hiding?

Yettinahole is ridgeline in Sakleshpur Taluka of Hassan district, where several western flowing streams drain the monsoon rainwaters into Netravati River, which is the main lifeline of Dakshina Kannada district. Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd (KNNL) envisaged a project to divert a major portion of the rainwater through a system of canals, man-made reservoirs, pumping stations, and piping networks to east flowing streams in order to increase..[By Philip Mudartha]

A tribute to People’s President, APJ Kalam Sir
A tribute to People’s President, APJ Kalam Sir

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam died on 27th July 2015 of cardiac arrest while he was delivering a lecture to his students at IIM Shillong. The news shocked the nation. The social media was flooded with mourning messages, adulatory tributes, and a few stray and muted reactions of dissent that he was not...[By Philip Mudartha]

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