Constitutionally it is wrong to say that India is not secular. The preamble of the constitution is decorated with the word secular. Apart from that , what is being practiced in India is not secularism at all.
The gravity of the offence is always determined by the value systems of the ruling class. So anybody can be a criminal and offender depending on the dictates of the ruling class. In our global networked society, the discourse of justice is more alarming unlike in the past.
To assist the rulers in governance, bureaucracy is established. It is not the other way!
But for water and the land, we may go for the most comical of the things as we do not know when all good things would come to an end.
Examining the ills of our society in general and sexual assaults on women in particular, it’s fair to say that such things happen not because of the failure of state but because of the failure of the religions.
When one grows beyond senility, it is more than functioning but malfunctioning. When it comes to individuals, the casualty will be the kith and kin of the senile being. When it comes to a system, either it is to be rebuilt or demolished for the beneficiaries of the institution. In the case of Congress, it is the people of India.
Will the ‘real’ culprits behind the attack on malayali actress be punished? Chances are slim. And real question is whether they will ever be apprehended in order to be punished.
To own responsibility is the primary attribute of any leadership which is found miserably absent in the state in view of the allegations leveled against the police.
The CPI(M), as a party in general and its general secretary in particular, is bound to analyze the phenomenon of violence, criminality and corruption in its fold and explain the outcomes to the public and put in efforts to save the party from disaster. Otherwise, these symptoms would prove to be that of a terminal disease and the defenses raised are merely dirge.
His short break from the world of Indian media is an ideal occasion to retrospect about the character of the media in general and newschannels in particular.
While the world around is caught in religious bigotry and internecine fights, the true spirit behind the concept of the hill shrine Sabarimala got re-established with the visit of two ministers of Kerala on October 28th, Kadakampally Surendran and K.T. Jaleel.