The Global Oil Turmoil

Oil prices have been declining steeply over the past 18 months, from around $110 a barrel to about $26 a barrel now. Speculations are that this may even fall to $10-15 a barrel. This now comes as good news to the importers and other consumers, but it can invite an economic catastrophe in the long run. The Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 stands as a testimony Continue reading “The Global Oil Turmoil”

How They Introduced India

India has been visited by different world leaders from time to time. Indian leaders have introduced their India to these world leaders in many ways. The way a leader introduces his country to other world leaders speaks a lot about him, the respect he has for his country and what he wants the world to know about his country.

In 1962, when Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Indian Prime Minister, India was visited by some American guests which included the then First Continue reading “How They Introduced India”

Let’s Have Even More Reservations!

Hello Indians! Got the news? Rajasthan government has just raised the percentage of reservation to 68%. While you might be rejoicing, let me remind you that it’s no big deal as Tamil Nadu already has 69% of reservations today.

With many communities coming out to demand a backward status for them, we can now dream of a developed India with the most number of backward people. Would it not be noteworthy if India develops into a superpower in Continue reading “Let’s Have Even More Reservations!”

Newspapers: The Next Endangered Species?

It is an open secret that newspapers are in dilemma in this digital age. Readership has declined and so has circulation. If the global scenario is to be observed, it is seen that hundreds of newspapers have closed down and many have gone bankrupt due to numerous ominous circumstances like deficiency of readership, lack of good journalists and staff, poor revenue generation etc. More and more newspapers are switching to digital versions which seem to be the new apple pie for the young generation today. Continue reading “Newspapers: The Next Endangered Species?”

Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair

(This is a short essay on the topic "Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair With Its Own Pros And Cons" written for a college project.)

VoteIndia is the largest democratic country in the world and it has also been the most successful democratic country so far. India has a permanent constitutional body, the Election Commission of India, which conducts the Indian Elections. The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduction of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State, and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India. This body ensures free and fair conduction of elections Continue reading “Indian Elections: A Magnanimous Affair”

National Unity And Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

“Your goodness is impediment in your way. So let your eyes be red with anger and try to fight injustice with an iron hand.”

– Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, while addressing people in Bardoli, 12th March 1928.

SardarIndia is a land of diverse communities. The diversity of this land has existed since time immemorial. Travellers from different parts of the world had set foot in India and left their mark on its land. The exchange of culture and tradition can be accounted for India’s rich diversity. Many kings and emperors had invaded this land and left their imprints on the people. In the pre-independence era, India did not exist as a country like it is now. It was just a congregation of different states, each with their own rulers, internal affairs and indigenous people. The independent princely states had their own rules and code for law and Continue reading “National Unity And Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel”

Few Things To Remember For A Better Diwali

Diwali is coming…

1. When you shop and come back avoid talking about your purchases in the rickshaw/taxi in which you travel. The driver will feel bad because he can’t buy the same for his kids.

2. When you burst firecrackers, give some to your watchman so that he can give it to his kids. You dont need so much anyways. Continue reading “Few Things To Remember For A Better Diwali”

10 MUST KNOWs About India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

“…ISRO’s general philosophy is cost effectiveness. The Russians look for robustness and the Americans go after optimization. Our aim at ISRO was how do we get to Mars on a budget.”  -Kopillil Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO

   Today, the 24th day of September 2014, India joined the elite group of countries which have their satellites orbiting the Red Planet. This feat was made successful by India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally known as Mangalyaan (Sanskrit; Mangal-Mars, Yaan-craft). Here are a few facts you must know about India, Mars and The Mangalyaan: Continue reading “10 MUST KNOWs About India’s Mars Orbiter Mission”

Is India REALLY Independent? Think Again!

Today is India’s 67th Independence Day. Let me wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! On this date, we achieved our independence from the hands of the British. As a free nation, we have come a long way in the past years. We have advanced and developed more than many other countries freed from colonial masters during the same time as us. But what I have been pondering on this I-Day eve is that…are we really independent? If yes, how independent are we? A few points to elaborate our state of independency:

  1. Culture and Tradition

We take pride in the western culture. We have failed to look back at our own beautiful culture. We love wearing jeans, polos, shirts etc (Okay, I love them too). Continue reading “Is India REALLY Independent? Think Again!”