Relax, have a samosa

Relax, have a samosa

About 100 Indian-Americans have emerged as strong contenders in the US mid-term elections, led by the “Samosa Caucus”, a group of five Indian-Americans in the current Congress. This is wonderful news, signalling the elevation of the community from professional or instrumental roles — in retail, hospitality, medicine and information technology — to political prominence, with […]

The ‘shaking’ fourth pillar of democracy

The ‘shaking’ fourth pillar of democracy

Media is said to be the fourth pillar of democracy. Without it the other three pillars cannot serve democracy properly. With the advent of the press governments across the world were directly accountable to masses on a daily basis. To add another feather in the cap, Media channels across the world gave instant information about […]

Candle Light Examinations

Candle Light Examinations

A few days ago a picture doing rounds on social media became emblematic of the ineffectiveness of the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of Education (JKBOSE) in providing necessary arrangements for students appearing in examinations. Students were forced to take exams in a dark room with the wax candles providing the requisite illumination. While a […]