When the British declared India as ‘Independent’ in 1947, there were multiple reasons for them to quit India. Besides Gandhiji’s Satyagraha and other anti-British movements by various freedom fighters; another reason why the British left India was that after draining out, a staggering worth of US $45 trillion! (value as of 2019) from this previously […]Read More Draining India and The gifts of Oppression
Things take on different meanings depending on who is looking, where they are looking, and in what context they are subjecting the situation to. Humans, according to Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, are both “the witness and the judge,” meaning that we see and judge. And it is because of this witnessing and judgement that different people have various perceptions depending on their diverse experiences. As I look back at my childhood, I recall a very disturbing incident where a friend of mine was killed by her father just because he feared she would be killed or raped or kidnapped on their way to the border […]Read More The tale of Indian Women
India will be celebrating its 75th year of independence on 15th of August, 2021. While we all are filled with a sense of pride and patriotism for our motherland, let us take a moment to analyse the impact that the Britishers had on India. Back in the 17th century, little did our countrymen know that […]Read More Scars of Partition
According to the Oxford dictionary, the word freedom means ‘The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.’ The articles 19, 20, 21A and 22 of the constitution of India contain the provisions of the right to freedom. As per article 19, the following six freedoms are guaranteed to every person in […]Read More Is FREEDOM A MYTH?