Paradox of Reservation

By Sudha Dixit Emperor Akbar once was presented with a puzzle. A simple straight line was drawn on a paper. The king was asked to shorten the line without using eraser or any other physical contact. Every one present was flummoxed. The one and only face saver in his court […]

September 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Hypothesis of Kindness

By Sudha Dixit Have you tried to touch a bird’s eggs in the nest, while the mother is watching? If yes, you must have seen how the tiny & frail mother bird reacts. The fury and the violence with which she attacks the encroacher, is amazing. The chirpy little singing […]

August 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Validity of Death Penalty: A Sine Qua Non

By Sudha Dixit Hate the sin not the sinner, a very laudable quote often used by Mahatma Gandhi. Bapu, had he survived, might have said that Godse should not be hanged. Well he never got that chance but frankly it would not have mattered to Bapu whether Godse lived or […]

August 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Articles

Strength of Character: Emotional Maturity

By Sudha Dixit Ralph Waldo Emerson had said “Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.” The chinks in your armour is the evidence that you have allowed harmful elements to enter your mind. Why some people permit this to happen […]

July 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Drain less Delhi Drowning

By Ranjit K. Sahu The monsoons have caught the common man on the wrong foot in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) region, especially since people wanted relief from the smoldering heat. While most people would now curse the rain God for his nonchalant cloudburst forgetting how earnestly they […]

July 19, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Subconscious Bias or Biased Conscience: Myths Regarding Women

By Sudha Dixit When it comes to the identity of a woman, we find that there is none. She is only a father’s daughter, a husband’s wife or a son’s mother. She is never ‘She’ or ‘Her’, never an independent woman having her own status. All this is in the […]

July 12, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Maggi as a Food: A Food for Thought

By Ranjit K. Sahu The recent controversy and the ban on Maggi noodles have brought forth a new emerging problem in the Indian society about what to eat. Unlike many other aspects of public life like watching a movie or wearing dress, food is not only a basic need of […]

June 7, 2015 · 1 comment · Articles

Heat Wave and The Indian Cities

By Ranjit K. Sahu There has been an unprecedented wave of heat across the globe starting from the western hemisphere to the east, affecting the countries that can be categorized as developed with modern amenities to poorer countries with burgeoning populations. While considerable debate still goes on over the reality […]

May 31, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

A Forty Two Year Long Death: A Case for Euthanasia

By Sudha Dixit Aruna Saunbhag died. Did I say ‘she died’? Was she alive? Was she living? No! She had been dying for past 42 years – from 1973 to be precise – in instalments.  Aruna, then 25, was sexually assaulted by a sweeper, Sohanlal Bartha Walmiki on Nov. 27, […]

May 25, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles

Marital Rape – A Crime or A prerogative

By Sudha Dixit George Orwell had said “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, murder respectable” BJP’s reluctance to criminalise marital rape on the flimsy ground that marriage in India is sacrosanct proves this point. Government’s attempt to justify rape within spousal relationship is reprehensible.  A rape is […]

May 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Articles