Category Archives: Social Issues

Interpretation of MK Gandhi’s Hinduism (3): Religion of Service

By Prashant Jain Next in the series of our articles on Gandhi’s Hinduism, we bring to you the main intent of any religion i.e. service. For those who have missed out on the first article which clearly defines the intent of this article series, I would request them to please read it here. Let’s look at […]
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Interpretation of MK Gandhi’s Hinduism (2): Sanatani Hindu

By Prashant Jain Next in the series of our articles on Gandhi’s Hinduism, we bring to you his definition of Sanatani Hindu. For those who have missed out on the first article which clearly defines the intent of this article series, I would request them to please read it here. Let’s look at the excerpts first from […]
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Interpretation of MK Gandhi’s Hinduism(1): What is Hinduism?

By Prashant Jain MK Gandhi is perhaps the most important proponent of the religion, which he wholeheartedly embraced all his life, Hinduism. It is interesting to see that he wrote extensively on his own religion given the fact that he was mentored by a Jain and read at length about Christianity. Gandhi always considered Buddhism […]
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The Unfulfilled Oaths

In 65 years of Indian Constitution, which is a contract between government and citizens, the most important thing considered synonymous with it is fundamental rights. Fundamental rights are set of clauses which government pledged to fulfill with immediate effect on 26th Jan 1950. Along with these rights, government also pledged to fulfill some clauses but […]
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Mango People in a Banana Republic?

Exactly 65 years ago, the world’s greatest treatise on nation building – The Constitution of India came into force. We feel proud and so should you. In this post, we intend to make you feel so.

The Right to not be offended: A satirical take

Source: 9Gag Consider the following sequence of headlines: Penguin agrees to axe Wendy Doniger’s controversial book The Hindus: An Alternative History. (India Today, February 11, 2014) Mulayam Singh on rape: Boys make mistakes, why hang them? (Hindustan Times, April 11, 2014) Protest held against Aamir’s movie PK (The Indian Express, December 23, 2014) Girls must […]
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Judging the judges

For starters, the following abbreviations are used: SC – Supreme Court HC – High Court CJI – Chief Justice of India PM – Prime Minister NJAC – National Judicial Appointments Commission On August 11, 2014, the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 was introduced in the Lok Sabha and was passed within three days in […]
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Land Ordinance: A debate between development and justice.

The debate between development and justice is a long one and land acquisition is one manifestation of it. All political parties have vowed to fight this argument as they are claiming that the justice is being undermined. The question we, at know India, ask our reader is:
Keeping the debate on the manner in which this law has been amended aside, what do you think of the amended law?

If you are supporting a party, try to find out the rationale of their argument on this ordinance. We are pretty sure that we have provided enough information to comprehend their stand on the issue. Try to add more in the comments if we have missed something.

GDP, National Income and Inflation

In our conversations we often use terms like GDP growth and inflation without knowing the exact definition of these terms. In this article, we try to provide a clearer picture of National Income and Inflation for our readers. Content has been kept simple and complex details have been neglected for the same reason.   Gross […]
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Manifesto Comparison, General Elections 2014 (8 of 9): Disadvantaged Groups

Current Situation: SC, STs and Muslims have the worst health and education indicators and lowest paying jobs. Discrimination and caste and religion based violence occurs frequently across the country. The Communal Violence Bill was introduced but had to be withdrawn following opposition. Section 377 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) criminalising consensual gay sex upheld by […]
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