স্কুলের গন্ডি পেরিয়ে কলেজে ঢুকলে মনে হয় যেন রাজ্য জয় করে ফিরছি – তাই না? পাখির পাখনা গজিয়েছে – ইচ্ছা হলে উড়বে, আবার ইচ্ছা না হলে ক্লাসে বসে থাকবে। এ যেন জীবনের রাস্তায় যেতে যেতে প্রথম বড়ো হয়ে ওঠার আস্বাদ … Continue reading Unfair competition
When I was in my teens, I remember that the main source of getting information was through a limited number of newspapers and Doordarshan News. The debate that time was on the style of reporting – amongst the English newspapers in my home city of Kolkata, while it was reported that The Statesman did ‘direct’ reporting with a ‘matter of fact’ tone, it was alleged that The Telegraph reported the same incident with more ‘flair’, more in a story-telling mode. However, I don’t remember much controversy on the whether there was distortion of facts or not. And on a lighter … Continue reading ‘Fair’ Journalism
The 2014 elections of India are over, the verdict is out, the process of getting the mandate from 500+ million people across 930,000+ polling booths have been completed, the happiness of the victors and the despair of the losers are … Continue reading Indian elections 2014
We live in a so-called civilised world driven by the power of law, which has been formed by thoughtful groups and lots of common sense. One definition of ‘civilised’ means to have a high state of culture and development bound by basic virtues. We have found lots of ‘unions’ which gives us a platform to resolve issues at the highest levels, in case disputes are hard to solve at lower levels. We have vowed for following the rules, the ‘unions’, the ‘bodies’ we have formed across the world.We call ourselves ‘mature’ – which has an inherent meaning of looking at … Continue reading We want a mature, patient, civilised world …. not to be ‘trigger-happy’
Recently India announced the formation of the 29th state named Telengana. I am sure that many expert heads brainstormed the pros and cons behind the decision, valued the impact of the decision on the people, the political process, the economy, growth and all other elements that a common person like me can think of. Probably this will be for the good only and pessimists like me will be taught a lesson in the years to come. But today I am confused on the parameters that needs to be considered by any agency before they take such a decision. Going by … Continue reading Division of the state ?
Unbiased reporting to me is a utopian concept – something which you can dream of in an ideal world, but if you believe in that in the real world, you may land up in some major dis-belief after some days. I am not a reporter, nor a writer and hence do not have the inner conscience to recollect on some personal vows someone might have taken before they embarked upon on their careers. So, here I am writing controversy right now … When I am a reporter writing on a piece of news or an interesting subject, in all probability, … Continue reading Unbiased Reporting
It is high time that the political parties in India build up credibility with the common man on the streets. That is needed for the proper functioning of a huge country within the governance framework defined within the constitution. The youth of India are a different lot as compared to the generation we had 30 years ago, when our politicians were the youth. The faster this realisation comes, the better it will be for the political parties to reconnect with the people so that the common man can restore his faith back on the parties they are forced to vote … Continue reading ACT NOW !!
Indian political horizon is currently under a big storm – with potential impacts more than what we have recently seen with Sandy in US. This storm is man-made – made by one Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, the leader of a newly founded political party whose priority is to “expose” the reverend and famous politicians and industrialists who hog the headlines all the time. Whether these are actual exposures or not, we do not know; but I am sure these are very serious allegations of corruption. Now the question being asked repeatedly by many sections is that this kind of ‘politics’ is … Continue reading Corruption Allegations
Very recently one of the leading newspapers screamed in its headlines “The Last Dictator is dead” and rightfully so as the world celebrated the death of Gaddafi amongst a turmoil burning in the streets of Libya. These incidents are often described as the win of the good over the evil and hence supported by most sane people over the world. I also fall amongst the same category – but this incident forced me to think a little beyond the apparent dictatorship and the oppression of the common people, who look for a decent and happy life with his / her … Continue reading Of dictators and oppression ….
I was going through the global headlines in the net, when I saw this news in The Telegraph, UK and I quote an excerpt below along with the link to the detailed news: The US government has warned 10 Swiss banks, including Credit Suisse, that they must hand over confidential information exposing tax cheats by tomorrow or face legal proceedings. URL : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/8740641/US-warns-10-Swiss-banks-to-hand-over-information-on-tax-cheats.html This struck me quite hard and forced me to look at the intention of the governments of world’s two largest democracies, US and India, on the topic of corruption – which strikes any country with varied intensity levels. … Continue reading Reveal the money, honey !