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climate change

Harmful effects of climate change and how you can help

Did you know that according to International Labor Organization, India could lose as many as 34 million jobs due to global warming? Not just that, climate change could also cause acute shortage of water one day. Furthermore, with every degree rise in the temperature, crop yield declines drastically. As a result, the price of suchContinue reading “Harmful effects of climate change and how you can help”

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What is overton window? Has Indian politics shifted Right forever?

Rise of right wing politics has more or less forced other political parties, which would otherwise be secular, to adopt softcore right wing politics. The opposition is too trying its best to assert its own religious identity and not miss out. Like, Kejriwal sings Hanuman Chalisa and Rahul, a Shiva devotee. This is the conceptContinue reading “What is overton window? Has Indian politics shifted Right forever?”

Bhima Koregaon Arrests Explained – But why no trial after 3 yrs?

In this post, we shall not look into the details of the Bhima Koregaon incident. Also, let’s not talk about Stan Swamy or his recent passing away. Not even the fact that he spent most of his life entertaining the cries and the pleas of the weak – the very marginalized communities of Jharkhand. LetContinue reading “Bhima Koregaon Arrests Explained – But why no trial after 3 yrs?”

Can India beat the Financial Tsunami that is coming?

The second wave has diminished, well, almost. Politicians will soon give themselves credit and publicize their work. Like, advertisements to show how they fought corona bravely. Or, sweets to distribute to naïve (especially middle class) people who will chow down on them. Those who can still think, I mean those few remaining, who question. TheyContinue reading “Can India beat the Financial Tsunami that is coming?”

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The Other Impact of Corona: Over 3 Crore Indians Are Not Middle Class Anymore?

The pandemic brought the world to a stop one year ago. It is still wreaking a havoc today. Last year the stock markets came crashing down and billionaires lost too much in too little of time. However, they recovered their losses within a span of 9 months and increased their wealth manifold during the lockdown.Continue reading “The Other Impact of Corona: Over 3 Crore Indians Are Not Middle Class Anymore?”

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Who will become the chief minister of West Bengal?

Bengal assembly elections are approaching closer and the competition is getting intense. The claim to victory in these elections will also play a key role in national politics. Let us see what is working for different political parties in Bengal. Starting with BJP: They performed extremely well in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. RSS hasContinue reading “Who will become the chief minister of West Bengal?”

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How can a democracy become an electoral autocracy?

Democracy often changes into dictatorship before you know it. In most cases, you will find that the dictator was once a democratically elected politician. For example, Hitler. What’s surprising is that in the age of internet and despite the presence of UN, dictators keep coming up right under our noses. Taking the case of Russia,Continue reading “How can a democracy become an electoral autocracy?”