India Needs a Strong Leader

In Dec, 2012 a girl went out with her friend to watch a movie. She did not return home. She was found under a flyover raped, brutalized, disemboweled and barely alive. It came out that five men and a boy had lured the couple in a bus, assaulted and raped them. Outraged nation protested. There... Continue Reading →

Unruly Mob and Soft State

I fail to understand how on earth anybody can be run over by a moving train. A train on the move makes enough noise, besides whistle of a train is shrill enough to awaken a dead person from grave. Yet in Bihar, it happened close to hundred pilgrims came under the wheels of a moving... Continue Reading →

Indian Poor Needs Service not Dole

India has many people that are very poor. For close to 50 years India has practiced state controlled economy. Government issued ration for people. Government gave people job. Government ran industries. Government ran railways, bus service and airline. Government did all these without caring for profit. Government did everything by spending her own money. Slowly... Continue Reading →

In the Name of Indian Poor

For the better part of sixty years of her existence, India has practiced a socialistic model of centralized economy. In early 1990s, India could not sustain her economic model any longer and went almost bankrupt. India opened her economy up partially. India responded by high economic growth for more than a decade. Jobs were created,... Continue Reading →

Time To Look At Our Political System

Another independence day is round the corner. India has been practicing democracy for a good part of her 65 years of existence. India changes government at regular interval. There exists an independent body to oversee free and fair election. Question, however, remains is voting alone is a sign of a matured democracy? I think, democratic... Continue Reading →

Higgs Boson, God Particle and Vedanta

Higgs Boson, God Particle and Vedanta A fundamental question that has been asked time and again, "is there a deeper purpose to life?" is there a common principle that is fundamental to all existence? Seekers, scientists, philosophers have been trying to search answer following different methods.  Practioners of modern science have analysed material world in... Continue Reading →

Politics of Poverty and Scarcity of Vision

I started enjoying reading books from an early age. My father and mother were avid readers. My father used to buy books, both Bengali and English. In his collection were books by many Bengali stalwarts of Bengal renessaince like Rabindranath Thakur, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaya, Sharat Chandra Chattopadhaya, Bibhuti Bhusan Bandopadhaya among others. I grew up... Continue Reading →

My Association with Mataji

It was a summer evening of 1980. My second year Pharmacy practical exams were over. I was agitated because I thought external examiner was unfair to me. With my friend, I went to Rama Krishna Sarada Mission, in Hauz Khas, Delhi. My friend was familiar with a resident monk in the mission.  We announced our... Continue Reading →

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