Healthcare in India: Not in the best of healths

Gulraj Singh Bedi The stark reality of UP’s failing public healthcare system has been highlighted by the Gorakhpur tragedy, where over 60 children died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College last week. Significantly, the tragedy unfolded in chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s home turf – Gorakhpur is a constituency he had represented in Parliament More...

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By punjaboutlook2015 On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Partition of India: ‘They would have slaughtered us’

Indian soldiers walking through the debris of a building in Amristar in August 1947 When India was partitioned into two separate states in August 1947, the border between Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Where is the opposition in India?

Tabish Khair The BJP’s ideology is reasonably clear, in both its extreme and moderate forms. But the opposition lacks a coherent and consistent platform My friends who are opposed to the Bharatiya Janata Party More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Saturday, July 29th, 2017

The court verdict against Nawaz Sharif could be the beginning of a period of political instability in Pakistan

 Ayesha Siddiqa | Pakistan repeats history of not letting governments or prime ministers complete their term. This time around it was done through invoking the People’s Representation Act, 1976 that punishes More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Yoga Practices

author: Prof. Puran Singh author: Prof. Puran Singh Yoga practices have been emphasised by the Brahminical system of religious thought and particularly those curious physiological mental processes known as Hath More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Monday, July 10th, 2017

The politics of vendetta in the BJP

Manoj Kumar Jha The politics of vendetta and witch-hunting got a new avatar on July 7 when the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) decided to raid 12 premises of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Friday, July 7th, 2017

Lynchings draw upon the master narrative of cow protection promoted by the current political elites

Ashutosh Varshney Is India’s past, so marked by communal riots, transmuting itself into an era of lynching? Of immense political significance, this question is now squarely in front of us all. How should we answer More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Out of my mind: The last frontier

Meghnad Desai During the Janata Party government of 1977-1980, came the first possibility of a Dalit (Harijan as the Congress used to say) politician becoming prime minister. Babu Jagjivan Ram’s chance was denied More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Friday, June 23rd, 2017

No one knows who cheered Pakistan win, sedition charge dropped

Was the first fire cracker burst after Virat Kohli’s dismissal? Or was it after Hardik Pandya got run out? No one in Mohad, a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Burhanpur district, is quite sure when the “celebrations”, More...

By punjaboutlook2015 On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

RSS and conspiracies : Made for each other

–by Shamsul Islam* RSS and its off springs are master conspirators. In fact, RSS as fountain head of the Hindutva politicsis a gurukul of teaching the art of how to conspire and where to execute the conspiracies. More...

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