International relations

narendra modi congress unemployment
Uncategorized

Modi’s Rhetoric: 100% Emotion, 0% Logic

Narendra Modi comes out as an effective speaker enthralling masses, captivating his fans and many buying his argument, however flawed or illogical or absolutely untruthful. Before we divert to whether he is indeed an effective speaker or whether he lies, both being true, the only question is ‘how does he sell his illogic and lies?’ […]

Read More
Uncategorized

Fake news and the misuse of official statistics

Governments all over the world resort to spin to present themselves in the best possible light. The boundary between gloss and outright lies can often be blurred. Statistical information is the easiest to fudge. The actual numbers may not be fabricated; that would be too obvious. Instead the spin masters use a few standard tricks: […]

Read More
Indian flag photographic collage
National

United States of Abhimanyu and the Afghani Chakravyuha

As news of Rabbani being killed in Afghanistan spreads like wild fire, there is a looming unease that things in Afghanistan are not as well as we pretend they are. We look on it as a regional matter rather than something relevant to us. And yet, it ought to matter to us more than it […]

Read More
Women's rights

How to reach to your Dreams and Wishes | Afghan Life

This article by Gity Yousafi from Herat, Afghanistan is from an ongoing series called Afghan Life, where friends from Afghanistan send in their stories and articles as an effort to understand the Afghanistan beyond the news priorities. NONE of the articles in this series have been written by me (Vidyut). It is the message for […]

Read More