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Let’s have open Discussion on this Indian IT A

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  The first ever documented facts on freedom of speech were way back in 399BC when Socrates speaks to jury at his trial: ‘If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind… I should say to you, “Men of Athens, I shall obey the Gods rather than you.”‘ Cut two, 2015: Supreme Court struck down Article 66A and the freedom of speech and expressions prevails. Will it happen? Not until we decide to take care of the following: Awareness of rights and responsibilities We all know that the rights and responsibilities are the two sides of the same coin. Before demanding for your rights as the citizens of a country, one must abide by the rules too. While the article 19(1)(a) does gives us the right to freedom of speech and expression, it also has the conditional clause of “reasonable restrictions” under Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India, on the exercise of the right to freedom of speech and expression on the following grounds: • Security of State • F

Let’s all be human first and not men and women !

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  “Women Empowerment”, the very topic has been discussed so much in almost every forum and every possible live event that it seems a challenge to write something new and relevant on it.Hence, it’s human empowerment for me. Surprisingly, as per Old English Etymology, the word “man” means “a thinker” or “to have a cognitive mind” and it was used with no reference to gender, i.e., for male and female both. As the civilizations changed, the meaning changed too and today we use men and women, male and female etc. to categorize the humans. It is important for me to refer to these details because the premises on which I am proposing the ideas of women empowerment solely lies on it. What do we have achieved so far? After 68 years of independence, we do have the framework and constitutional rights in place for women to ensure the upliftment and better life for them. The only place we lack is the implementation of the same to every nook and corner of India. The challenge also lies in being the l

Tapping the potential of Indian Youth

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  Youth! The UN, for statistical consistency across regions, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by Member States. With 28% of population of India in the age category of 10-24 years, we need to take the risk now or never. As quoted by Swami Vivekananda “Take risks in life, if you win, you can lead! If you lose, you can guide!” Whether we become the leader or a follower is secondary, at least we all will have something to do in life. Easier said than done? May be any of these clicks for us: Start Early When our young gen can handle mobiles, computers, video games and what not; they can learn other skills too during their academic years. The only requirement is to tweak the curriculum and make it more vocation based. Readers from 80’s and 90’s can easily recall the SUPW classes in their school. They learnt vocational skills like candle making, carpentry, embroidery etc. Today, it’s not only essential to make them i

The Broken Thread of Indian society

  Do you remember the scene from the Hindi Movie “Paa” where the young politician Amol Arte (Abhishek Bachchan) comes to Auro’s (Amitabh Bachchan) school as a Chief Guest. He comes on the occasion of a competition on the “visionary of India”. Amol declares Auro as the winner, impressed by the white globe he made and it was his (Amol’s) perception. Forget about the world because that would be beyond reach; just imagine if this vision is ever possible for India alone? What stops us from achieving this dream? Let’s have a look at the few probable reasons: As a multi-cultural, largest democracy of the world and a population of 1.2 billion, we still lack basic sense of law and order and this goes both ways. We as the people of India on a daily average basis break the law (read traffic rules, bribes, corruption) and in return we receive the same from the elected rulers (no freedom of expression, no timely judgement, religious biases etc). A perfect give and take situation! The attacks, the r

Role of education in national development

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  Education has been recognized as the most powerful and vital tool for India’s development. Various researches both at national and international levels have proved that education significantly contributes in social and economic advancement of a nation. Today, India needs to overcome many obstacles to achieve its goal of becoming the new superpower. A pool of educated and empowered citizens will drive the country towards the realization of this dream. Role of Educational Policies to Grapple Global Challenges The world is at the threshold of breakthrough innovations and prominent technological expansion. The credibility of Indian educational policies has been a subject of debate both at a social and economic level for over a decade now. As a result of such debate, important amendments have been made and new systems have been introduced to ensure that education reaches to all the levels of the society. Government Initiatives for One and All The Indian Government has done commendable job