Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Talk Point

Army chief’s proposal an attempt to cut expenses or diversion from real issues?

Experts weigh in on 23 directives by Army Chief Bipin Rawat addressing issues like social behaviour, promotions, corruption, use of social media, and budgetary constraints.

India’s lopsided adultery law: Adverse impact of patriarchy on men or women?

Experts weigh in on India's adultery laws that only hold men guilty under section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.

Should an IAS officer be free to air views on social media or is it unbecoming behaviour?

A departmental inquiry has been initiated against Kashmir cadre IAS officer Shah Faesal for tweeting about rape culture in South Asia. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Kerala Church Scandal – urgent need for reform or motivated allegations?

Experts weigh in on the scandals across Kerala where the Church is under fire for sexual exploitation of nuns and members.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Are Jayant Sinha and Giriraj Singh setting the Hindutva stage for 2019?

Experts weigh in on Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha sparking a controversy by garlanding lynching convicts in Jharkhand Friday.

Can death penalty for drug dealers solve the addiction problem in Punjab or is it just politics?

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote to Rajnath Singh Wednesday, recommending death penalty for first-time drug peddlers in Punjab. Experts weigh in.

String of UN red flags about human rights violations – Is India’s global diplomatic clou...

After having raised the issue of human rights violations in Kashmir and Thoothukudi, two United Nations experts have now written to India to expedite the investigation into the alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur. Experts weigh in.

Can Delhi expect governance instead of confrontation after the Supreme Court verdict?

The Supreme Court today outlined the scope of the L-G’s power with respect to administration of Delhi.The verdict is being touted as moral victory for AAP. Experts weigh in.

Does Mumbai deserve its monsoon misery?

Experts weigh in on whether Mumbai deserves the amount of rainfall that it gets. BMC promises better preparednes. Yet Mumbaikars continue to face hardship.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

Has BJP thrown Sushma Swaraj to the wolves?

Experts weigh in on whether Twitter trolling has become a part of the right-wing culture. The recent victim was the BJP’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. She helped an inter-faith couple with their passports. For this, Swaraj was viciously attacked by trolls, many of whom claim to be BJP supporters, and accused of ‘Muslim appeasement’.
People wear the colors of the Indian flag

As India turns 71, what is the rising global power’s vision for the world?

India has the opportunity to put in place a new framework for its own security, growth and development. All it needs is a "New Delhi Consensus"?

Finally, Bollywood has courage to look at Muslims as regular Indians & not terrorists

Anubhav Sinha's Mulk breaks Bollywood’s Sunny Deol-ised mould of the Muslim as a terrorist. It makes you feel an ordinary Muslim family’s fears, dilemmas and anger.