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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Why Modi's Idea to Hold Simultaneous Elections is a Bad One

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has recently mooted the idea of evolving a method for holding Assembly and Lok Sabha elections simultaneously. Primarily, two reasons stand out in favour of this electoral reform. With parties in perpetual election mode,

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India Needs To Do A Lot More for its Women

We pride ourselves on our deep-rooted cultural roots and moral values, often going out of our way to defend and uphold our cultural identity. Women form a very important part of this culture and many of the Gods we worship and revere are feminine. Wo

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Breeding Angry Young Men

“Arguments have a shorter life in this country, and invariably, they are more incendiary than insightful, more spectacular than substantial,” argues Siddharth Singh in his latest article for the Open magazine. Against the backdrop of

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