Announcement has been made by the Government of India to confer Bharat Ratna titles on the scientist Dr.C.N.R.Rao and the cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for their outstanding contributions in their fields. But this announcement has brought along with it controversies as usual in Indian polity.
The award for the cricketer is attributed to the political sagacity of the ruling political party with an eye on the vote bank in the elections for five state assemblies to be held very soon. There is nothing new about this as both the rulers and the citizens in our country are well accustomed to such politicisation in every move of the governments. The obvious cannot be ruled out in this move also.
Pope Francis said atheists could take moral decisions just like religious people, in an unprecedented letter to a left wing Italian daily. “The question for people who do not believe in god is listen to their consciences. Also for those without faith, sin is going against their conscience”, he said.
RESPECTFUL HOMAGE TO THE MAJARASHTRIAN WARRIOR OF RATIONALISM
OUR GRIEF AND SHOCK AT THE BRUTAL ASSASSINATION
Red Salute to the Renowned Rationalist, Dr.NARENDRA DABHOLKAR
We are extremely sorry to record the demise
of the social worker in the hands of the
meanest of creatures who have obviously lost all the intellectual battles but who rely on only this stone age device to stifle the voice of dissent. We strongly condemn this dastardly act of the cowards and request the persons concerned to book the culprits at once and punish them severely.
Indian constitution proudly claims to establish a secular democratic state in India. However, certain provisions in the constitution itself and the practices of government office holders and many political leaders and parties do not reflect the secular ethos.
It is true that India did not have had the legacy of renaissances and enlightenment, the precursors of secular spirit, as in Europe. Though leaders of the Indian freedom movement championed the vision of liberal, democratic, secular, egalitarian society, largely it remained lip-service and the masses had not imbibed the cultural prerequisites required for its realization in practice.
Question : Is it not unfair to continue reservation in education and employment opportunities without a definite period ?
Answer : Who started reservation in education and employment opportunities? Is not the Manu Smirithi?It is the forerunner of reservation in education for Brahmins, and other division of labourers (not division of labour as distorted by the vested interests) to be ruled and to be condemned – the majority Shudras and Panchamas fourth and the fifth castes and to make them slaves without any right to get education or decent employment.When did it start? Many many millenniums ago!
The evil of this time - immemorial social injustice has to be rectified; to be compensated to the disadvantaged . That is why this Affirmative Action. No question of terminus in this rectification.