3 reasons, 2 demands, and 1 proposed solution for the Madhya Pradesh farmers’ agitation

Over the past 16 years, more than 20,000 farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh. Though 2016 brought bountiful rains, it failed to provide relief to the farmers. Given the massive range of issues faced by the agrarian community, it is important for both the government and the public to work together to revive India’s agriculture sector. With no fresh case of reported violence in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan called off his fast for farm

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The biggest drought in 140 years- why Tamil Nadu must concern us all

Beaten by nature’s wrath, starved livestock, man-made chaos, over-exploitation of resources, empty pockets, and parched lands— the farmers in drought hit Tamil Nadu are left to fend for themselves. The Centre and the State government’s various relief measures are still a work is in progress. Fifty years of his profession bore him and his family a home, enough food and decent means of livelihood, surrounded by five acres of farm land. Today, 70-year-old retired Joseph is strugg

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Is India True to its Constitution?

‘Nationalism’ is the new buzzword dominating our political discourse. Be it social, digital or print media, the fourth pillar of India’s democracy is engaged in defining the contours of this highly weighted word. Even our defence forces have interpreted this term in the light of their undying spirit and service to India! From an academic perspective, nationalism is a political idea that a nation-state binds the citizenry on the basis of a common shared language, history or cul

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Cauvery Water Crisis: Past Mistakes, Present Situation And Future Implications

As the fate of sharing the Cauvery water remains uncertain, the Karnataka Cabinet on September 21 decided to defer the Supreme Court order to release 6,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu from September 21 to 27. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah termed the Supreme Court's order as "unimplementable" and hopes to resolve this matter at a special session meet to be held on September 23. Cabinet has decided to defer on releasing water & hold a spl legislature session on 23 Sept to d

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