Power

Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

The difference between team selection and handouts

It is sad that this explanation is necessary, but with AAP vounteers cannibalizing the credibility of their own women leaders to somehow prove them not required in the cabinet, this post becomes necessary. To a bunch of people conditioned to respond to any issue of identity with assumptions of special favors and handouts, it may […]

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Dignitaries at Smart Cities India: Reality in the Making
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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Smart cities or cleverly-disguised corporate colonies?

There was a interactive panel discussion in Mumbai WTC on the 29th of January 2015 organized by World Trade Centre (WTC) and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) in collaboration with the Indo-France Chamber of Commerce and Industries (IFCCI). It was to discuss ‘Smart Cities in India: Reality in the Making’. Dignitaries on the stage included Mr. […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Power Dynamics of the JanLokpal Andolan

In the previous article, I have outlined some dynamics of power. Those are universal. They help us understand the JanLokpal agitation and how it is unfolding. Whether you call this troubleshooting, or you call it a strategy map depends on which side of the fence you are. These observations are of the dynamics – they […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Religion and Phiosophy

Dynamics of power

Some observations that I have seen with power and people in any group. Attention is power. If you forget this, you can’t understand the rest of this page. Everybody wants power. Including those who say “I don’t care”. It is an instinct, not a multiple choice question. Without this, you wouldn’t have a survival instinct, […]

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Representational image: Woman beaten up
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Child Rights
Democracy
Women's rights

10 practical ideas to prevent domestic abuse from continuing

While domestic abuse is distressingly common, it is equally normal for the victim to receive little or no assistance in dealing with an abusive partner or member of the family. Sadly, the “mind your own business” mentality continues to triumph against all logic. It does not seem to strike people that if marriage is not […]

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