Secularism for hindus

The preamble of Indian Constitution proclaims India as a Secular republic. However, interpretation and application of the philosophy of Secularism have caused a certain degree of dissatisfaction among large sections of the population. It has been alleged that secularism in India neglects interest of majority Hindu community, while at the same time it panders to…

The Real Jihadis

Global Terrorism has emerged as the most serious problem confronting the world in the present times. Statista –The Statistics Portal indicates that there have been about 130,000 terrorism related deaths in the world between 2006 and 2013, arising out of about 90,000 terrorist attacks. These days, most of the attacks are carried out by so…

Secularism- A Wicked Policy

In the global fight against Terrorism and Fundamentalism, sometimes it appears that governments around the world have tied their own hands behind their backs, by assuming ultra-liberal political postures. This policy seems to be favouring the wicked terrorists.   As modern democratic societies struggle to cope with increasing religious and sectarian divide, one is forced…

Clash of Cultures

  In the present age of globalization, the world is witnessing cultural and ethnic clashes on an unprecedented scale, leading to widespread unrest and anxiety all around. Aided by technological and economic development, people search for better option of making a living. This has caused an increasing amount of migration as friction along social lines…

Refraction of Aspirations

Experience shows that almost all societies of the world are divided or stratified into classes. Great thinkers and scholars have pondered over this issue since times immemorial. Social stratification may happen on account of economic, social, religious or even political reasons.   In modern democratic societies, deep rooted societal divisions may cause mis-representation or under-representation…

Synchronize the System

Indian civilization dates back several millennia. As a result of this antiquity, social systems of Indian civilization are highly complex and evolved. Glorious fables about ponderous riches attracted many invaders to India, all of who made a lasting impact on its society, polity and economy.   Social organizations in India have assimilated the alien values…

Too Much Utopia!

  Every possible care needs to be taken and great caution exercised by leaders, while creating the ideological and philosophical framework for a nation’s political systems. It must be ensured that these are not based upon utopian ideals alone. Political ideologies must be in sync with actual social conditions and hard ground realities.   The…

Religion & Culture

Impact of Religion on Culture   The major religions of the world have evolved as a result of a multitude of factors, over a period of thousands of years. On account of the limitations of human knowledge, religion has often sought to explain common phenomenon, many of which are easily explained by basic primary level…