70 years is a long enough time in a nation’s journey for an analyst to sit back and analyze how far the nation has reached from the point from where it started. In the case of India, one can surely say that as a nation India has managed to r .. Read More

MARTAND JHA

A SUBJECT THAT NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT

MARTAND JHA

Institutions play a crucial role in the nation-building and great power making. It’s been almost 70 years since India became an independent nation. Still, we lack the ‘culture of institution building’ in our country. Most of our ... Read More

WANTED, INCLUSIVE APPROACH FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED

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NEW DELHI: Last month, on 15th of June, I wrote a piece in this very publication outlining the problems faced by persons with disabilities while booking a ticket in the Indian railways. Along with that, I mentioned the concessions... Read More

WELL PLAYED, BUT VICTORY WOULD HAVE BEEN SWEETER!

MARTAND JHA

NEW DELHI: Never ever in the history of the Indian women cricket has been this time, with cricket lovers glued to their television sets and praying for the victory of the women in blue. But so it was on July 23, 2017 from the mome... Read More

WELL, THAT WAS UNEXPECTED...

MARTAND JHA

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and it was a full house at the Oval cricket stadium. Arch rivals India and Pakistan were set to play one of the most awaited finals in the recent cricket history. News channels in India were using all sorts of met... Read More

INDIAN RAILWAYS AND THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED: CONCESSIONS YES, BUT WHAT ABOUT FACILITIES?

MARTAND JHA

It has been around two years since the Indian Railways came up with the idea of introducing I-cards for differently abled persons. This card helps persons with disabilities in availing ticket concessions. The idea was unique, forward looking and s... Read More

THREE YEARS OF PM MODI: A LOOK AT FOREIGN POLICY

MARTAND JHA

NEW DELHI: The NDA government -- led by PM Narendra Modi -- completed its three years in power recently. Thus, 60% of the current tenure is over, with the term coming to an end in 2019.

It is therefore a good time t... Read More

THE PAVLOVIAN RESPONSE TO DISABILITY

MARTAND JHA

NEW DELHI: In many cultures, disability is seen as ‘evil’ or something to feared of and this is reason why many a times a disabled man is SHOWN villain or by showing a disabled woman as a witch. We have seen this in ma... Read More

ANALYSING THE FREEDOM OF PRESS IN CENTRAL ASIA

MARTAND JHA

NEW DELHI: Freedom of Press is a marker of freedom of speech and expression across societies. It denotes how free a society is. Political leaders, social elites and governments in power always try to paint a ‘rosy picture&rs... Read More

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