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Author archives: sumana sarkar

Should BJP Worry About Fallout As Ayodhya Case Hearing Is Adjourned To January

The Ayodhya Case is in focus once again. The Supreme Court has adjourned further hearing on the disputed land of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area to January. The Chief Justice of India rejected the hearing saying that the “court has its own priorities.” The bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice KM Joseph was hearing a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High […]

Bloodbath Across Indian Stock Markets, All Eyes On RBI Rate Action

It’s a downward slide in the stock markets. You have levels being flashed one after the other. The Sensex tanks close to the 35000 mark and the Nifty dipped lower below 10,550. The chartists are flashing red flags about moving averages crumbling and the average investor worrying about their savings. The Bank Of America Merrill  Lynch says a storm is brewing across the Indian stock markets and they have taken […]

How I See Independence 72 Years After?

August 15, 2018 marked the 72nd Independence Day. We have come a long way from that rainy August day in 1947 when we managed to regained control of our Motherland. It is true that we are one of the world’s most thriving Democracy, a vibrant Economy and a Republic with deep roots. But how do we interpret Independence today. It is true the tryst and struggled of our forefathers are […]

5 Reasons Why The Monsoon Prediction Is So Important For India?

Almost like clockwork the monsoon and the monsoon prediction come hand in hand. It will not be wrong to say that as the scorching summers draw to an end, the monsoon predictions become almost a national obsession. From political forums to national television and even kitty parties, the monsoon predictions take centre-stage. But have you wondered why monsoon rains and prediction about them are so important? Is it only because […]

Clamorworld Special On 4th International Yoga Day

The world has come together to celebrate the fourth International Yoga Day on June 21, 2018. The theme for 2018 is ‘Yoga For Peace.’ Just how do we interpret peace in the given scenario? Is peace about two countries maintaining diplomatic relations? Is peace about individuals respecting each other? Is peace about giving the space to the downtrodden, the underprivileged and the weak? Or are we talking about the peace […]

Clamorworld Special: Four Years Of BJP Rule, How Have The Various Schemes Fared?

If you check the news flow over the past 48 hours, there is a plethora of information about variety of Modi schemes. The Government has practically flooded the news timeline with a great variety of information on the scope of development. You see a plethora of commentary both for and against the variety of measures that the Government has taken. But it is hard to deny the fact that the […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Game Of Thrones Ensues In Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly election results almost look like a game of chess with way too many pawns in one. The electorate has given a mixed verdict. No single party managed to secure a clear majority. That has only added to the high drama in the state. The parties which were bitterly contesting against each other are suddenly busy courting each other. Earlier during the campaign, the Congress referred to JD(S) […]

Clamorworld Special: Countdown To Karnataka Elections

The high voltage Karnataka election campaign is set to end today. Politicians across party lines will make that one last attempt to woo voters. Ahead of the elections on May 12, political parties are holding a series of rallies generate as much support as possible. Karnataka’s Chief Ministerial candidate from BJP B.S. Yeddyurappa and Amit Shah are part of the roadshow in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s Badami constituency. Chief Minister […]

Clamorworld Special:Unravelling The Rural Electrification Puzzle In India

I am sure most of you have read Prime Minister Modi’s tweet. April 28 will go down as a milestone moment in India’s history. Manipur’s Leisang village became the last to be electrified. According to the Government norms, a village is considered electrified if at least 10% of its households, as well as public places such as schools, panchayat offices and health centres, have access to electricity. The electrification is […]

Why It is Not Fair To Smear Asifa’s Plight In A Religious Hue?

Over the past few weeks the commentary is turning almost hoarse on the plight of the eight year old girl, Asifa. The heinous crime committed against her is now taking a religious hue. People suddenly seem to forget the kind of torture that was meted out to an innocent eight year old. Instead a whole new angle of religious inconsistencies is being highlighted. Strangely I am reminded of the fateful […]