India’s Extreme Left: Liberal in Violence

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal How does one justify violence, oppression, murder and wanton killing of journalists? Does so called fight against imperialism justify cold blooded murder of a cameraman? Those intellectuals, writers and journalists holding sympathy with “comrades” should have a better look at incident in Bastar where DD […]

November 4, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

The Problem With CBI

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal The public unfolding of one of the most feared and respected institutions of Indian government, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) has brought to light the problems the public didn’t know existed. These problems at CBI pose some very serious questions about the agency’s credibility. […]

October 28, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

A System Where No One is Responsible?

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal On Oct 19, 2018, hundreds of people gathered for Dusshera celebration, were mowed down by a fast moving train. A chain of negligence which led to this tragedy has etched into our mindset the grisly fact that we take safety and caution for granted. It’s […]

October 21, 2018 · 2 comments · Editorial

MeToo and Us

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal It’s a moment of shock where we, as a society, have been jolted from a sleep by revelations of sexual perversions in circles of power and limelight. Politicians, actors, singers, people with good public standing have been revealed to be predators. True or not, the […]

October 14, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

A Dialogue with Sangh

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or RSS or Sangh, as its commonly known, in a rare gesture opened its doors to the world and invited intellectuals, academicians, journalists, diplomats, bureaucrats and prominent citizens alike to discuss its past, present and future. Even critics of Sangh accept that […]

September 23, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

The Coming Storm

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Indian politics is unpredictable like weather and more unpredictable than that are the voters. The ‘good days’ and almost unchallenged rule enjoyed by the party in power, may set soon in few stronghold states and erode a big chunk of vote share in Loksabha next […]

September 9, 2018 · 0 comments · Editorial

Domestic Helps are Human Too

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal This flyer was pasted next to a lift by some residents of the apartment complex where I live, for those who don’t understand Hindi, the flyer says, Maids (a term for Domestic help) cannot use this elevator, they should use a second service elevator because […]

August 26, 2018 · 0 comments · Editorial

NRC: The List You Do Want to Be On

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Unlike our western border with Pakistan which is heavily patrolled, manned and fenced, our eastern border that we share with Bangladesh pose one significant hurdle in its security, the geography. When it comes to mountains, rivers, marshes and dense forests, there will always be problems […]

August 5, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

Technology, Rumor Mill and the Surveillance State

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal I would have commented on the hug-antics in monsoon session of Parliament but there is much more need worthy issue that needs your attention as a reader.  In a short span of few weeks we have heard of mobs beating innocent people to death over […]

July 22, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial

Dangerous Country, Perception of Danger or Tinkering of Data

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Data is simply a number, what you can make out of it is where the talent lies. You can use data to show that there is 50% chance of rain the day after tomorrow, it may or may not rain that day but surely some […]

July 1, 2018 · 1 comment · Editorial