Author archives: sumana sarkar

Why It is Better To Invest In Silver This Dhanteras

Clamorwarld Exclusive:- Why It is Better To Invest In Silver This Dhanteras I am sure as you start this Dhanteras morning, you are already making plans about what to buy this evening. But the point is should you be investing in gold or silver? Is there too much difference in the kind of returns they yield? Gold is traditionally the most sought-after precious metal. But if you assess the performance […]

Gujrat Election News Latest- Gujarat Elections-A Game Of Votes: BJP Vs Congress

Gujrat Election News Latest- Gujarat Elections-A Game Of Votes: BJP Vs Congress As Gujarat gears up for the assembly elections, one of the biggest concerns seem to be which party has an upper hand? The ground realities have changed considerably from 2014 General Elections when BJP had a clean sweep in Gujarat. 2015 and 2016 had seen the rise of several caste-based issues and leaders representing the interest of select […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: The Politics Of Religion Continues This Festive Season

The Calcutta High Court has overturned Mamta Banerjee’s ban on Durga Idol immersion on Muharram. It has allowed the immersion of Durga idols till midnight on all days, starting from September 30 and including October 1, when Muharram processions are taken out. The High Court has directed the state administration to designate separate routes for immersion and Muharram processions to maintain harmony and peace in the state. Additionally, the Bench […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: The Inexplicable Secularism Conundrum

The Calcutta High Court has adjourned the Durga Puja immersion schedule. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had decided to fix timings for immersion to facilitate Tazia procession. The petitions on Durga Puja immersion schedule are in protest of that! Well, it is for the High Court to decide on that schedule but it surely raises some key questions on how we interpret secularism in this country. By granting the […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Why India Needs To Inculcate The Sense Of Belonging

My son’s school like many other academic institutions across India are gearing up for Hindi Diwas. It is that day of the year when we suddenly remember our Hindihood, our roots, and experience a sense of belonging even if for a day!!! I suddenly thought about the innumerable instances we resort to speaking English despite knowing Hindi. Be it the restaurant owner or the friendly associate at the departmental store, […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: About Unity, Nation Building & Religious Diversity

September 11 marks the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 address to the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. The speech that still gives me goosebumps and one that has continued to inspire generations are very relevant in the current context, more than ever. He said, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. They have filled the earth with violence, drenched it often and often […]

Clamorworld Special: The Charm Of Sunday Breakfast

I am sure by the time most of you are reading this you are either having your breakfast or preparing for your breakfast! Afterall, there is always something special about the Sunday breakfast. It can’t be the run of the mill bread and butter nor can it be the simple chapati. It is generally elaborate, out of the ordinary and undeniably delectable. Whatever corner of the world you might be, […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Is India Turning Out To Be Unsafe For Journalists?

Some tweets this morning revealed a rather shocking truth about the state of journalist’s safety in our country. Can you believe, 5 journalists were killed in 2016 9 journalists were killed in 2015 So far close to 50 journalist murders have been recorded since 1992 The saddening and the shocking fact is there isn’t a conviction in any of the cases. India is amongst the 3 most dangerous countries for […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Gauri Lankesh Murder-Is It The Death of Tolerance?

As people from across the country continue to condemn the murder of firebrand journalist, Gauri Lankesh, the big question that comes to my mind is, are we seeing the death of tolerance? I will not go into details of what Gauri said or wrote or who or what was the murder motive. The bottom line is a murder is a murder. No line of justification can adequately support taking away […]

Clamorworld Exclusive: Tracking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Career

The headline is screaming aloud, Nirmala Sitharaman is India’s first full-time Defence Minister. In a surprise move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi named this soft spoken JNU alumnus as the next Defence Minister. She replaced Arun Jaitley, who will continue with the Finance Portfolio. Though there are some political experts who believe that a formal defence general would have better suited the post, it is nevertheless interesting to track Sitharaman’s political […]