Reflex Action

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

Prime Minister and RSS veteran Narendra Modi has fought many a political battles in his long career but on the eve of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he is facing a big onslaught from the opposition parties, especially the president of the rejuvenated Congress Party Rahul Gandhi on the major economic issues facing the nation, mainly the poor including those living in rural areas.

Author: 
Ceren Sagir

Rough sleeping rose in most major cities in England last year, government figures revealed on Thursday, with thousands left to languish on the streets as temperatures drop below zero. The findings by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) showed that more than 4,600 people slept on the streets on any given night last autumn – up 165 per cent since records began in 2010.

Author: 
Dr. S. Ganesan

It is a well known fact that by acquiring / qualifying B.Ed., degree, one can become school teacher. But, what is next?  The teacher is always expected to be a learner, through life-long continuing education. The upward movement of school teacher towards management positions is one of the preferred carrier paths. Moving up in the carrier ladder needs certain special qualities, such as: mastery in subjects, specializations, super-specializations, research etc. The level jump requires certain additional qualification(s) in the field of education.

Author: 
Dr. C. Sadasiva

The North-East is boiling with people there on the streets protesting over the ill-thought out amendment to the Citizenship Act. It is not just the people of north-eastern states but all the democratic and secular minded people of India are genuinely concerned at the way the amendment was brought about which goes against the basic spirit of our Constitution.

Author: 
Pradeep Kapoor

BJP-RSS and other organisations are working day and night to retain 71 seats won by the party in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. BJP and Sangh Parivar are working to take on the alliance of SP and BSP on one hand and resurgent Congress with the arrival of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on the other.

Author: 
C.J. Atkins

Bernie Sanders has a sexism problem. Bernie Sanders doesn’t get black voters. Bernie Sanders is becoming unlikable. Bernie Sanders is too old. Bernie Sanders is too white.
The television talk circuit, newspaper op-ed pages, and Twitter are all filled these days with analysts eagerly making the case that Democratic voters shouldn’t give the independent senator from Vermont a second shot at the presidency in 2020.

Author: 
Aditya Aamir

The way it is made, EVM is electing victors machine, not electronic voting machine: Sit in a cave and hack into the EVM and deliver votes to elect the government of the cave-hack’s choice. The guy obviously is hacking for a party, definitely the party ruling which is in danger of losing hold on power because of umpteen screw-ups.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

Can the Opposition unite and pose a challenge to the BJP in the coming months? There are so many ifs and buts. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had organised a mammoth rally in Kolkata’s Brigade grounds on Saturday.  A who’s who of the opposition had gathered to prepare a roadmap for a coalition against the ruling BJP. Addressing the ‘United India rally’, Mamata predicted that BJP’s days are numbered and that the “expiry date” of the Modi-led government is over.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

It is too premature to predict that Theresa May’s career is over. Nothing is impossible in the game of politics. The latest development has not come as surprise. Things followed the dotted line. May’s friends had warned of the disastrous effect on her moves, but she did not listen to their advice as she was firm that she would succeed in her mission.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

The shrinking job market is becoming an increasing concern for the country’s millions of students studying at home and abroad with education loans. Also concerned are those unemployed youth who had finished education with the support of bank loans that they are unable to return. The equally concerned are the guardians of the students, offering collateral for such loans. Banks are facing huge loan defaults. Interestingly, most of the education loans come from state-owned banks.

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