Rajani Baburajan --- Experiments with bitter truth

Rajani Baburajan --- Experiments with bitter truth

Rajani Baburajan is the co-founder of Kizhakedath Media Services. Prior to starting the company, she worked as contibuting editor of TMCnet...

mother-baby

7 reasons why maternity leave should be extended

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) has sent a proposal to the Cabinet Secretariat to increase maternity leave for working women from three months to eight months. The proposed leave will include one month before...
against reservation

Reservation = Sympathy, Stigma or Contempt?

I came across a post in a Facebook page that calls for fight against reservation. The post talks about the case of an IIM student who got into the list through reservation, but happens...

FTII leadership: the case of a failed Dharma

“If you build an army of 100 lions and their leader is a dog, in any fight, the lions will die like a dog. But if you build an army of 100 dogs and...
delhi govt ads

End of Spring? Will AAP learn from its mistakes?

Revolution can happen anytime anywhere; it just needs a spark from any corner of the world. When the Aam Admi Party (AAP) government scored record number of seats in the last Assembly Election in...
APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ’s Assignment to You: How to make the Parliament work

As the Nation paid its respects to one of the great human beings lived in this century, it also woke up to an important mission which the Teacher (Yes, APJ liked to be called...
bihar board mass cheating

Why do Vyapams happen in India

The “Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal” (Vyapam) or the Professional Examination Board of Madhya Pradesh was “functioning” like any other examination boards in India until it hit headlines as a “serial killer”-- thanks to the few whistleblowers who “disrupted”...
working mothers

Can Modi govt address real concerns of working mothers?

Good news for the expecting mothers! The Center is planning to extend maternity leave from three months to six months. This is just one of the many bonanzas planned for the government servants.  The government...
A temple in Andhra Pradesh

Temple business: A mesh of ironies

Yesterday I was stuck by a news item “Telangana priests, temple employees on strike” published in our website.  It raised several million questions about the day-to-day affairs of temples in India. It also questions...
cow controversy

Milking is okay, not eating: A biological paradox?

Religion, until now, was confined to human souls alone; but some of the recent developments in our country suggest that even plants and animals are not being spared by the religious fanatics. Ban on...
I am Anna

India’s Arab Spring: AAP a case study for the world

Like those in other metropolitan cities in India, Delhi’s middle class considered politics a taboo until a few years ago. Delhi’s middle class, especially the youth, were least interested in political debates and they preferred...

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