Wanted: Political Revolution in Odisha

It is difficult not to be able to imagine hard hitting poverty in Odisha, because that’s how more than half of the rural population lives  - a community of SCs/STs, dependent on cattle rearing, living next to mosquito infested paddy fields

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Since It’s Open Letter Season Again…

Dear Citizen who wrote the open letter to our Prime Minister, You began your letter with “Who the hell do you think you are???”. I’m wondering what makes you ask that immediately after you wrote the term ‘Prime Minister&rsquo

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Demystifying Demonetisation

As Indians, each one of us has a point of view on Modi’s demonetisation initiative. As the nation of a billion people warmed to the news of the demonetisation, reactions ran wild. While two distinct groups of those in favour and those opposed h

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Mr. Prime Minister, You Lost The War, The Battle And Me

It is just the proverbial hiccup, they say- but when hiccups are repetitive, it is a sign of acid reflux, my dear sir. It has been just a week since you’ve discarded the 500 and 1000 Rupee notes and yet there only ominous signs for this countr

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Skilling India: A Job Like No Other

Skilling 350 million people within the next 5 to 7 years is an epic task. Much has been debated about India’s manpower story. Forecasts suggest that by 2020, about 60% of India’s population of 1.3 billion will be in the working age group

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India Asks For “Change”; Modi Delivers

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he’d be addressing the nation at 8 in the evening on November 8, there was a lot of speculation as to what issues he’d be addressing in particular. The Kashmir valley has come to a standst

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