/ Category / uttar pradesh

Taj Mahal and games of divisive politics

October 28, 2017 - 8:05 am in Faiths

Apart from natural beauty with which India has been bestowed with, it also has manmade marvels. And these are attracting not only Indians but people from World over. One of such structures is the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved…

Inter-Generational Poverty in Bihar-UP: Any Light at end of Tunnel?

October 15, 2017 - 5:41 pm in Economics

Inequality is a consequence of development in the conventional sense we understand post-cave life. The problem is absolute poverty and inter-generational…

Education in Bihar – Uttar Pradesh: Shocking or Illuminating?

October 14, 2017 - 11:21 am in Education

Some months back a boy in his early twenties entered into my academic office to give me photo-copy of a paper. He seemed to be a little bit frightened…

Vicious – lawless action of the UP police, on girl students, at Benaras Hindu University

September 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm in Education

The All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) condemns the vicious and lawless action of the Uttar Pradesh police force in lathi-charging peaceful women students of Benaras Hindu University (BHU) on the night of 23 September 2017. The girls’ hostel…

Dangers of Vigilante Politics

July 14, 2017 - 11:11 am in Reforms, Society

The country is experiencing a spate of violence with cases of lynching in different parts of India. The citizen is hapless and government is unresponsive betraying its authoritarian tendencies rooted in its ideology. Over a couple of decades , BJP has grown…

Thakur Rogues in Uttar Pradesh

May 25, 2017 - 5:50 pm in Culture, Society

Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one month as the Thakurs who are also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs have been engaged in violent attacks on the Dalits in which several people have been killed, several other injured and houses…

Yogi as CM: Portents for Politics in India

April 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm in Politics

The spectacular victory of BJP in UP Assembly poll was capped by choosing of Adityanath Yogi as the Chief Minister of UP. He had not contested for the Assembly nor was he projected as the Chief Minister by BJP before polls. Why so many eyebrows have been raised…

Time for like minded “Secular Liberal” grand alliance

March 19, 2017 - 7:54 am in Governance, Society

Yogi Adityanath has been appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. That shows the power of 'mobocracy' when we call it 'democracy' and paid thugs define it in their different ways wasting time of the nation and confusing people further. I am not surprised…

Hatred, Polarization and Electoral politics

March 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm in Elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a thumping majority in the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections on 11th March 2017. It got over three-fourths majority in India’s most populous state. The win is attributed to the charisma of Prime Minister Narendra…

The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’ claiming invention of a new ‘PK’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power…