It is not uncommon among people to do what the three members of the legislative assembly of the state of Karnataka did. The issue is that they were caught during an assembly session in the capitol building, a sanctum sanctorum of democracy, watching an adult video on a mobile phone.
The Taj Mahal and Mahatma Gandhiji are India’s two gifts to mankind. On the 30th of January, 2012, we mark the death anniversary of the latter and remember that gift. It is poignant to recall what heartbroken Nehru, while holding back tears, said 64 years ago on AIR (All India Radio) after the champion of non-violence was gunned down:
Many proponents, including Prime Minister Singh, want Wal-Mart, Tesco, and other foreign retailers to sell products in India. However, Indian retailers are not interested in foreign superstores entering the retail marketplace.
European nations, in general, are small in size. The Bihar state of India, to illustrate a point, is 1.3 times the combined area of Belgium and the Netherlands. A traveler can crisscross some nations by a car or train in a short period of time.
When an Indian reporter asked why the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, is shown as a part of China on a Chinese generated map, the Chinese Ambassador to India told the reporter to "shut up". Perhaps the ambassador forgot, but the last foreigners to tell Indians to shut up left India in 1947. Later, the ambassador said that the map would be corrected, but this map- doctoring incident foretells a baleful ploy.
A child born into a poor family is likely to grow up in a house that is typically made of mud, tin sheets, tarpaulin, or plastic sheets. The house is without running water and without indoor plumbing. Food is made from low-quality ingredients. The child’s clothes are tattered and chances of education are minimal. Frequently the child may become ill, primarily from a curable disease.
Inflation in India is now around 9.75 percent and is causing an economic hardship. In its struggle to curb inflation, Reserve Bank of India announced 12th increase in interest rate by 0.25 percentage point to 8.25 percent on Friday, 16 September 2011. This policy of periodic hike in interest rate, which began 18-month ago, seems to have very little effect.
Since the mid 90s, Indian and foreign companies, governments, trusts, and others have been rapidly building businesses—colleges, factories, flats, offices, plants—on land purchased primarily from poor farmers. Consequently, the farmland in India is vanishing at an alarming rate.
Indian activist Anna Hazare seems to demand two things: one, Lokpal, a commissioner for investigating and prosecuting government officials allegedly involved in corruption; two, Parliament enact his anti-corruption bill.
Emotions of anger and grief run deep in India following a terrorist attack on July 13, 2011, in which 20 people were killed and more than 130 others were injured. This was the fourth major attack in Mumbai in the last eight years.
The Indian Constitution Act of 2006 does not answer the following two questions: What are the functions of a Prime Minister? Is there a method which shows how to remove the Prime Minister from the office?
What a shame that India is at the top on a list of nations with black money! And here are the whys and wherefores of black money, and how to unearth it.
They have hundreds of thousands of followers in India, and their current activities are inking newspapers, filling airwaves, and storing gigabytes. They are Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and social worker Kisan Baburao Hazare, fondly called Anna.