Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling

Privacy is a Fundamental Right; Supreme Court ruling
August 24, 2017

As individuals, most of us covet our privacy. We find it objectionable when others look into our private conversations. We argue that our privacy is intrinsic to our personality and there are things that people wouldn’t want anyone else knowing. In fact, many people believe, that a certain amount is necessary for a person to exercise their freedom of speech. Keeping an eye over our acts and behaviours can actually…

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What’s the Article 35A Debate About?

What's the Article 35A Debate About?
August 24, 2017

Anybody who’s paid any attention to the news would see that the Kashmir valley has begun controversy again. The valley, which has always seen turbulence due to heavy militancy, has its own government, constitution and laws. This militancy has become the basis for several limitations being imposed on the State. Therefore, Article 370 and 35A of the Constitution have granted a special status to the State. Why do we have…

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Kerala love jihad case is all about making Kerala a “terror “factory

Kerala love jihad
August 17, 2017

I first learned about the Kerala love jihad case a few months back when a girl accused her parents of keeping her away from her ‘husband’. This girl lived in the Malappuram area of Kerala. This case is important from the point of view of national security and the demographic balance in Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country. One of the newspapers that carried this story is Indian Express….

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Babri Masjid case, is it turning out to be a Shia Sunni conflict

Babri Masjid case, is it turning out to be a Shia Sunni conflict
August 11, 2017

A UP based Shia body has rubbished the claims of Sunnis over the ‘Babri Masjid’. It has claimed in Supreme Court of India that it was a Shia who demolished the Ram Temple to make a mosque. The name of this person is Mir Baqi and he was a general in Babar’s army. After demolition of this temple, Baqi made it into a mosque. Since Baqi was a Shia Muslim,…

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Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls have important lessons for BJP and Congress

Narendra Modi
August 9, 2017

If there were an award for the most hotly contested election in 2017, then that would surely go to the just concluded Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls. Ahmed Patel has finally won his seat by a whisker of a margin. The BJP wanted him to lose this election badly and used all the tricks to get the desired result. Patel could win his seat only after the Election Commission disqualified the…

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Why is China intent on re-creating silk road

Why is China intent on re-creating forgotten silk road
July 27, 2017

Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan, as many have called it, has been in talks since it was first announced in 2013 and with the beginning of work under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), OBOR’s flagship project, the initiative has changed from an objective to a plan. As popular as it has been, it has also been the subject of many speculations. Does China have the finances to support it? How…

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Madras High Court Vande Mataram verdict – it’s history and significance

Madras HC Vande Mataram case - history and significance of Vande Matram
July 27, 2017

The Vande Mataram verdict of Madras High Court has yet again created a storm in a tea-cup. While debating this issue, one of my young friends, who shall remain unnamed, said this will create jingoism. Oh really? In this article, we shall also understand this issue and also the history of our national song- Vande Mataram. What is the Vande Mataram case? Recently, the Madras High Court delivered a landmark…

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The Lalu Nitish alliance is all about opportunities and shamelessness

Lalu Nitish alliance
July 16, 2017

When will the Lalu Nitish alliance break? This is the dominant question that is making the rounds in newspaper offices and TV debates. We at SocialChumbak feel that this unholy alliance will break before July end. Let us now go back a few years and understand the origin of this tie-up between the Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Shared Legacy Actually, Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar belong…

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India Israel relations – past, present and future

July 6, 2017

India Israel relations have always been affected by the Muslim politics pursued by various Indian governments. Indeed, the ties between the two countries never ever achieved their true potential until Narendra Modi made his historic trip to Tel Aviv yesterday. India Israel relations – the past Do you know that India had actively helped in the liberation of Jerusalem in 1917? Even I was not aware of this fact until…

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China India relations – what is cooking on the Bhutan Sikkim border

China India relations
July 2, 2017

People see China India relations largely through the lens of the 1962 war and  the current border issues. However, people should understand that both these countries are not enemies but strong business partners. This article will try to analyze the Bhutan-Sikkim border incidents from a larger perspective. The June intrusion In June 2017, some units of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army intruded into the Bhutanese territory and tried constructing a…

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The Modi Trump meet is not going to achieve much in the short term

June 27, 2017

This Monday’s Modi Trump meet disappointed a lot of Indians who expected that this Modi visit, like the previous one,  would be a grand affair. Modi’s 2017 US  trip did not turn out as dramatic as in 2014 when he did a roadshow in Madison Garden, New York. That visit was also marked by the joint visit of Obama and Modi to the Martin Luther King Memorial. Indeed, the Modi…

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Ram Nath Kovind – From a Small Village in Kanpur to the Raisina Hills

June 20, 2017

Will Ram Nath Kovind be the Ambedkar of the modern times? Or, will he become a slayer of opposition unity? Ram Nath Kovind – The Man of the Moment For Mr. Kovind, the next President of India, it has been quite an uneventful journey from Kanpur Dehat to the Raisina Hills. Nobody knew about him until yesterday when the BJP President, Amit Shah announced his candidature for the presidential polls….

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization : how does India gain

June 15, 2017

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. This meeting was important for two reasons. One, India decided to join the China led SCO and secondly, there was an informal meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif. What is Shanghai Cooperation Organization? Also known as SCO, this is a political, economic and security organization comprising Kazakhstan, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, and Pakistan….

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Will OBOR push the rest of Asia into China’s tight embrace?

OBOR
May 18, 2017

OBOR is a red rag to Indian foreign policy planners. What is OBOR and how will it affect China-India ties? Is this treaty designed by the Chinese to push their products into the outside market? Or, is OBOR an instrument of colonialism? What is OBOR? These four letters will probably redefine Asia’s destiny. They stand for One Belt One Road. While this abbreviation sounds very straight and simple, there are…

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Supreme Court Ordered Government to Appoint Lokpal Without Any Delay

Supreme Court Rises to Expectations; Says No Reason to Delay Lokpal Any Further
April 28, 2017

Those who have at all kept up with the news in the last 5 years would know about the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013. Remember when Anna Hazare started a civil society movement called India Against Corruption? Back when there was no AAP; Arvind Kejriwal and Anna were BFFs? To everyone’s surprise, the act was passed by the Parliament. But to no one’s surprise, 3 years later, it still hasn’t…

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7 lessons that AAP needs to learn from MCD elections results 2017

April 26, 2017

The  MCD elections results 2017 are not just a tight slap on the face of the Aam Admi Party, they also signal the unraveling of this ‘party with a difference’. If Arvind Kejriwal is serious about his future, then he must learn the following lessons: The voter distrusts you Mr. Kejriwal, you won 67 seats out of 70 in the Delhi Assembly elections just a couple of years back. Various…

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Stop VIP Culture: Does Ravindra Gaikwad not deserve any action against him?

VIP like Ravindra Gaikwad should be made accountable for their behaviour
March 30, 2017

Chronicles of the Angry Politician: Ravindra Gaikwad explosion at Air India staff has shaken everyone. But we all knew that such behaviour by an Indian politician is not new. As a society, we Indians like to think that we are a progressed nation, possessing all the qualities that civilized citizens possess and the perfect amount of civic sense. Such fallacy. You see, the ground reality of the nation still remains…

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Know Everything About Finance Act 2017 : How Government Took U Turn?

Know Everything About Financial Act 2017 : How Government Took U Turn?
March 26, 2017

Key Features of the Finance Act 2017 The last decade has seen the Union making significant efforts towards the economic improvement of the nation. Therefore, it has been the pleasure of the citizens to watch their own nation develop and begin to make its place in the global economy, and survive with a strong heartbeat, as compared to the failing heartbeats of many other economies. The Lok Sabha has approved…

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‘No Abortion for the Down Syndrome Fetus’ says the Apex Court

'No Abortion for the Down Syndrome Fetus' says the Apex Court
March 6, 2017

As Indians, we have traditionally been a nation that believes in the gift of children. So when a child comes to a family, it’s time to celebrate. Bring out your best clothes and your fanciest decorations. Grand celebrations and elaborate planning begins even before the birth. So requests for abortion are rarely taken nicely. The law, in India, prohibits abortion in case the pregnancy has crosses 20 weeks, irrespective of…

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Jallikattu ban- The bulls are having the last laugh but not the Tamils

Jallikattu ban
January 12, 2017

The Jallikattu ban is proving to be a jali kati issue for the average Tamil. While the directly affected party, the bulls, are having a hearty laugh, the issue is a red rag for many Tamils. But, let us understand the basics first. What is Jallikattu ? This word refers to the ancient- but still continuing- practice of taming the bulls by embracing them. This practice of jallikattu was in vogue for…

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16-year old Hyderabad girl issued a legal notice to “resume” her “conjugal duty”

16-year old Hyderabad girl issued a legal notice to "resume" her "conjugal duties"
January 12, 2017

When the uproar regarding the refusal of wife to consummate in 2014 arose, people considered it to be a satisfying decision that it can be the basis of divorce as well. In addition to it, the female over 15 years of age is eligible for consensual sex. But I have a question does age determine one’s consent? Where is the idea of “putting your heart” in relationship? Doesn’t this mean…

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Bangalore molestation- Punish the mindset not the short dresses!

Bangalore molestation- Punish the mindset not the short dresses!
January 5, 2017

This Bangalore molestation case shows that we are still a part of woman hostile society. Some were groped, touched inappropriately and bodily insulted. Wondering what exactly is being talked about? How can someone behave in this manner? Now, if we say that few females were groped, touched inaptly and bodily insulted, what would you call it? It can’t be rape, but is it not the sheer case of defying someone’s basic…

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Kaabil Trailer 2 – Great Storyline But Short on Performance

Kaabil trailer- Challenging roles, great storyline but short on performance
December 20, 2016

The Kaabil trailer 2 is out. The Roshans are back with their latest ‘K’ offering, but what is new in this Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starrer? A dash of Koshish and Ghar Remember the sensitive story of a wronged woman in Gulzar’s Ghar? Or, let us go even earlier in the early 70’s when Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri starred in Koshish? The Kaabil trailer 2 suggests that the two classics have…

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Manish Malhotra Birthday- Cakes, Celebrities and Much More

Manish Malhotra birthday
December 6, 2016

Ace designer Manish Malhotra birthday party generated a buzz recently. Ok, so what is the big deal? The big deal, ladies and gentlemen is this; the Rangeela had a 50 kilo cake made for for him! Isn’t it like, wow! The veteran designer, is quite a hit among the leading ladies of Bollywood. Although he doesn’t quite look like a man who’s fond of all things sweet and delightfully sinful. On the contrary, Manish…

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Woman getting caned for Adultery – Crowd cheers at her punishment

Getting caned
November 30, 2016

An Aceh woman yells in pain as she is getting caned for adultery.  She had been spending time with a man who is not her husband. “It hurts so bad,” she yells as her tormentor continues to rain lashes at her. The woman in her early 30s is draped in a white dress and her head is covered even as she is being caned for her ‘offence’. Her partner, a 32…

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See Pics: Mariah Carey Looks Super Hot In Her See Through Y – Style Top

See Pics: Mariah Carey Looks Super Hot In Her See Through Y - Style Top
November 25, 2016

Super hot Mariah Carey went for thanksgiving shopping yesterday and proved to be a headturner. Why!!! Dressed in an oh-so-sexy outfit, she was ready for grocerry shopping. A see through top with a neckline going dangerously deep below the navel and pairing it up with a skin-tight stressed jeans, she looked ravishing in those black sky high wedges. If you don’t believe us then take a look at tantalizing pics. …

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Telangana CM gets a bulletproof bathroom

Telangana CM gets a bulletproof bathroom
November 24, 2016

Telangana CM , K Chandrashekhara Rao probably believes that his farts might offend quite a large number of people who may snipe at him while he washes his sins away in his luxurious toilet. No wonder, Telangana CM is making bulletproof bathroom ! In fact, come to think of it, the Telangana politician have given a new reason to PM Narendra Modi to have toilets constructed inside. What if your…

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Is it Demonetization or Sanitization of People in India?

India
November 17, 2016

November 8 the entire world was holding its breath on account of the U.S. Presidential election. The speculations for the next POTUS were on every tongue. Right then, another storm – DEMONETIZATION was brewing in India. To anyone sleeping or unaware otherwise, it was a joke of sorts. Who would have thought this joke would deprive them of their sleep. Not just those with malice, but the so-called common man who…

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Children born amidst havoc: This Children’s Day we celebrate!

Children born amidst havoc: This Children's Day we celebrate!
November 14, 2016

A child’s innocence, that’s what we cherish the most. However, what happens when that innocence gets lost amidst the real world. With the approaching Children’s Day, Social Chumbak Team thought of coming up with an article that lays bare the crumbling innocence. As a child, I remember watching Tom and Jerry and fighting with my brother over remote control. Even sneaking out to play outdoors was fun. But today, when…

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Who Wins The 1st US Presidential Debate of 2016? Hillary or Trump?

Who Wins The 1st US Presidential Debate? Hillary or Trump?
September 27, 2016

A run-up to the US Presidential election is getting murkier than ever. The US is all set to choose its 58th President in the election to be held on 8th November. As per convention, presidential candidates will have to engage in three TV debates before the poll. Though it doesn’t add any weightage to a candidate’s chance of winning; but it surely helps voters make up their mind in advance to who they should…

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