Nidahas Trophy – Is It Rise Of Dinesh Karthik In Indian Cricket Team

Nidahas Trophy - Is It Rise Of Dinesh Karthik In Indian Cricket Team
March 20, 2018

Dinesh Karthik is not a new name in the Indian Cricket. In the year 2004, he debuted for India in both test and one day internationals. While in 2006 he debuted for India in T20 internationals. At the age of 32 he is one of the most experienced player in Indian cricket. Though he was lucky to get Indian cap in both test and ODI cricket before Mahendra Singh Dhoni;…

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Women, your reasons for criminalizing marital rape are plain dumb

marital rape
September 5, 2017

These days the Delhi High Court is hearing a petition for criminalizing marital rape. If it sounds Greek to you then let me explain it in simple terms for you. This means that if you are a married man, your wife can accuse you of having forcible sex with her and ask for your punishment. On the face of it, this petition sounds logical- no woman would want her body…

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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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Have sex with us for Halala, say Maulvis to divorced Muslim women

Halala
August 17, 2017

Divorced Muslim women are being offered paid sex by Maulvis for Halala Nikah. Sounds absurd? Then read on. I was not surprised when I read stuff on a news site that said that some Maulvis in Uttar Pradesh are asking for money in return for Halala Nikah. This stupid but barbaric practice has been going on among Muslims for many years. Want to read this article? Read it here. But…

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16 year old muslim girl married to a Sheikh for 5 lakh Rupees

16 year old minor girl married to a Sheikh for 5 lakh Rupees
August 17, 2017

In a recent shocking incident, a 16 year old Muslim girl was sold to an Oman national, Sheikh Ahmed. This marriage was contracted by the girl’s paternal aunt, Ghousia, and uncle Sikander for merely 5 Lakh Rupees. The marriage took place in a Hotel in Hyderabad in Barkas before Ramzan this year, solemnized by a Qazi. The minor’s mother Syeeda Unnisa has filed a complaint with the police to bring her…

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Girls, this 21st century India is not for you

Girls, this 21st century India is not for you
August 17, 2017

Entire life, when a simple kissing scene onscreen becomes a taboo, and masturbation seems some superficial and non-existential phenomenon, suddenly a girl is forced into marriage and is expected to get physically intimate with spouse. Is that transition easy? Agreed, we are living in 21st century and girls are modern. But sorry to burst your bubble, when you see this same 21st century modern girl around with a guy, laughing…

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On This Independence Day, I’d pledge to be a better citizen

On This Independence Day, I'd pledge to be a better citizen
August 15, 2017

  Today is our 71st year of independence and we as a country have gone through a lot. From fighting the British rule to fighting for equal rights. From living in the most culturally diverse and technologically developed country to a developing country. While our soldiers fight on borders to protect our freedom, we are struggling for our country’s self-dependence.   This article is aimed to make you think and…

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Shocked, Why isn’t Marital Rape a Crime in India

Shocked, Why isn't Marital Rape a Crime in India
August 11, 2017

The subject of today’s post is a term that most of us in India refuse to identify as a crime: Marital Rape. News on ‘rape’ has become a daily occurrence, to say the least. It is often felt that a news bulletin is not complete if an incident of rape isn’t reported. In the recent years, especially since the rape of the physiotherapy student Nirbhaya in December 2012, rape has…

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A noble cause by DC to make Raipur pollution free

A micro forest is being built in Raipur, the world's 7th most polluted city
August 10, 2017

Raipur is the capital of Chattisgarh. Since becoming the capital on 1st November 2000, Raipur has seen massive industrial and real state growth. But this massive industrialization has resulted in Raipur getting tag of “world’s 7th most polluted city”. This deteriorating situation prompted Mr. Omprakash Chaudhary to take urgent action to setup a micro forest. What is a micro forest A micro forest is a set up where afforestation is…

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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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Opposition unity for Presidential Election;will it bear any fruit?

June 14, 2017

Every day, we see some new moves towards opposition unity. This time opposition is getting united for Presidential Election. Will these moves bear fruit? Empirical evidence says “NO”. The personality of Narendra Modi is strong enough to dwarf all the moves that aim to bring all the non-BJP parties together. Opposition unity and Presidential election This year, opposition unity moves have become even more interesting because we are going to…

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MP farmers’ agitation: why PM Narendra Modi should be worried!

MP farmers' agitation
June 12, 2017

The MP farmers’ agitation has unfortunately turned violent. A few people have lost their lives in firings and our heart grieves for their families. These killings should not have happened at all, particularly when the monsoons are just round the corner. We need more helping hands to grow more. If not controlled, this MP farmers’ agitation might haunt Modi in the 2019 polls.  MP farmers’ agitation – the real cause?…

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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 Stands up for Nirbhaya; Death Penalty Upheld

May 5, 2017

Today has been one of those days for the Supreme Court, when every rational Indian Citizens applauds them. With the verdict being pronounced in the Nirbhaya rape case the Court has proved that there is yet faith to be maintained in the judicial system. 16th December, 2016 started off as an ordinary day for the 23 year old medical student, the evening of which, while returning from an outing with…

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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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Must Read: An Open Letter to Sir Ravindra Jadeja

Must Read: An Open Letter to Sir Ravindra Jadeja
January 15, 2017

Dear Ravindra Jadeja, In 2009, I had a lot of doubts about your ability to stand up in crucial situations. You were included in team India’s illustrious ODI and T20 squad that year. Sorry, but two incidents have completely shaken my confidence in you as a cricket fan that year. At the ICC world T20 (June 2009), India needed 154-run to win in a do or die match against England….

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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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Top 7 Facts and Heroics of the Haryana Hurricane Kapil Dev

Top 7 Facts and Heroics of the Haryana Hurricane Kapil Dev
January 6, 2017

India’s search for a genuine all-rounder began only after the retirement of the great Kapil Dev. His mercurial rise as a performer culminated into India’s victory at the ICC Prudential World Cup 1983 final at Lord’s.   It was for the first time that India clinched the prestigious trophy since its inauguration in 1975. No doubt, Kapil Paaji is the greatest all-rounder India has ever produced. His fast-pace bowling was…

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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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