Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security

By Dr Kamal Nayan Kabra* Basic Issue: Growth sans employment is travesty of development Fair, remunerative, assured (that is continuing over a reasonable length of time such that cannot be terminated arbitrarily ) provision of opportunities to the adults to earn their livelihoods to sustain themselves and their families by contributing to the national/ social … Continue reading Meeting the employment challenge: Public policies for livelihood adequacy and security

Why free financial market is the only way to escape poverty

By Someshwar Nayak* One way out to escape poverty is to push people somewhat ahead of poverty trap cycle, so that they can easily escape out of such cycle. So what's the reason that we are still lingering over such vicious cycle? One basic and robustly driven reason among plethora of reasons is central planning … Continue reading Why free financial market is the only way to escape poverty

Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad: Justice, peace, forgiveness, non-violence, women’s rights

Inscription proclaiming Muhammad as the messenger of God By Moin Qazi As you read these lines, 1.6 billion Muslims across the world, from Morocco toIndonesia, will be paying homage to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on his birthday (18th October). This day, 1,431 years ago, Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) delivered the historic Last Sermon (khutabat al-wida) on the … Continue reading Farewell sermon of Prophet Muhammad: Justice, peace, forgiveness, non-violence, women’s rights

Climate Migration & Urban planning in Bangladesh: Impact and way forward

By Simi Mehta* Climate migrants or refugees are the victims of global warming and climate change is forcing them to move away from their places of origin or homes due to inhabitable conditions. There were 25 million climate refugees in 1995, this number is expected to increase to 200 million in 2050. The mass migration … Continue reading Climate Migration & Urban planning in Bangladesh: Impact and way forward

Jal Satyagraha, Matri Sadan and a way forward to water justice

By Mansee Bal Bhargava1 There are currently more than 300 plus international transboundary water conflicts between the sovereign borders and if cumulated and accounted for, there are thousands of inter-state and inter-district transboundary water conflicts within nation states. The hydro-diplomacy in those conflicts is pretty much between the national and state/district governments respectively. Besides this, … Continue reading Jal Satyagraha, Matri Sadan and a way forward to water justice

How comparison of various thoughts enhances knowledge on various ideas

By Sheshu Babu* "True religion is a revolutionary force: it is an inveterate enemy of oppression, privilege, and injustice" -- Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Many philosophers, writers, thinkers and critics have, over the centuries, handed down a wealth of writings and speeches on life and its existence. From Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, etc., to modern thinkers like Marx, … Continue reading How comparison of various thoughts enhances knowledge on various ideas

Like a spider, Sunil Narine spins his web around his ‘victims’… batsmen

By  Sudhansu  R  Das He hides the ball behind his back till the last moment of his delivery.  Sunil Narine is rightly called a mystery bowler for his line, length, guile and his extraordinary ability to read the flaw in batsman’s footwork. He not only reads the footwork, he reads the batsman’s mind before luring … Continue reading Like a spider, Sunil Narine spins his web around his ‘victims’… batsmen