By anuj2303, 10-Mar-2013 08:15:00
India seems to have learnt a great deal on insidious Imperialism from its past colonial rulers, as it is vying for the riches of Africa along with other superpowers. On account of its technological ascendancy , India is helping many developing & under-developed nations in Africa. Sounds wonderful, but the reality is far from idyllic.
Indian corporations were given large chunks of agricultural land by Ethiopian Govt. to grow productive food crops, which are needed to feed millions of starving countrymen. However, the corporations have been indicted for growing non-food crops which have high export value in the market. The Ethiopian Govt. has also been accused of conniving in the act as such crops provide high revenues for the Govt.
Local activists say, many of the farmers have been coerced to give up their land. On refusal, they are persecuted and their land is usurped. Furthermore, this has exacerbated their indigence and jeopardized their very survival, as many of them are from ethinc groups. This has caused indignation across the globe.
Consequently, activists groups like Oakland, Oxfam are planning to stage world-wide protests against this ugsome trend of land grabbing in the poor governed nations of Africa. What needs to be changed, is the attitude towards development that belittles human existence, expunging the poor instead of poverty is no way a sign of growth.
By anuj2303, 19-Feb-2013 14:07:00
For a country that spends $46 bn on weapon compared to 11.5 bn on education with a literacy rate of just 74%, another splurge on VVIPs comes as no surprise. However, a scandal in defense deal is ugsome & deplorable, which how it exactly turned out to be in the Fenmeccanica Chopper deal.
Bribery in supply of 12 VVIP helicopters by Italian defense firm, Fenmeccanica, has come to light. As a result, the deal has been abrogated by the Indian defense ministry. A.K Antony, the defense minister, has ordered CBI to probe into the issue. While, the Italian firm rebuffed any such charges and pleaded innocence.
The defense deals are often obnubilated in the name of 'national security', as a result such ignominious deals easily carry the day.
Yet again, the largest democracy of the word has been mortified, with the eurytopic common man left to repine eternally.
By anuj2303, 02-Jan-2013 06:59:00
The mood of the nation is somber and lugubrious on account of the lamentable death of the Delhi rape victim.
The incident that convulsed the nation was met with severe asperity by the countrymen, consequently, thousands of resentful students took to the streets of Delhi and repined against injustice. A nation is indeed chagrined.
In the last decade, the crimes against women have been rife and ad-nauseam. What it reflects is a reprobate society with supercilious male attitude. Chemical castration or death penalty for rape is hardly a solution, as proposed by some impolitic politicians. There is a provision for death penalty for murder, still it's the most common crime. Therefore, the consequences of such laws will be evanescent at best.
What's need to be changed is the quaint & despicable attitude towards women, furthermore, Gender inequality, Sexism & Male chauvinism need to be thrown out as they only exacerbate this attitude. Once the mindset is changed, such diabolical incidents will be hard to find in our society.
By anuj2303, 16-Dec-2012 16:42:00
The Italian defense Minister visited the two incarcerated Italian marines in a Kerala court, who are facing trial for killing two Indian fishermen. The two nations are on the precipice of a diplomatic fallout over the issue.
The visit is seen as an attempt to propitiate the Indian government and to subvert the existing charges of homicide against the two marines. The Italian government is also unhappy with the sluggish pace of the hearing, as the verdict has been procrastinated for 10 months.
It was in February this year, when the two marines, on board the Enrica Lexie, mistook the fishermen as Pirates and open fired. The marines were excoriated for killing innocent fishermen, and their arguments in defense were described as visceral and uncouth by the government, as this was a matter of volition, in which they had the luxury to withhold firing. After 105 days in judicial custody, the two marines were released under bail. A short respite for the marines, before the final verdict.
As of now, with both the sides being pervicacious, it will not be easy to cut the Gordian knot.
By anuj2303, 02-Dec-2012 12:32:00
The repercussions of the apocalyptic Fukushima Disaster are still being felt, as the KundanKulam Nuclear Plant is under way in the middle of the ruckus. The air is rancid in the vicinity of the plant as dwellers are paranoid and antagonize the plant. Though, a peremptory order by the central Govt. put up an end to all the surmise, the villagers are still fraught with fear.
The plant vaunts of two 1000 MW reactors that would act as a panacea for all the energy crisis faced by Tamil Nadu and the nation as a whole. Therefore, as expected many prominent scientists have to the rescue of the battered plant. Former President, Mr. Abdul Kalam, has expressed his satisfaction regarding safety and said that it shouldn't be compared with Fukushima.
Prime Minister, Mr. Singh, has imputed American and Scandinavian NGOs for fueling the protests. It was found that the protests were being abetted by these NGOs in the name of religious and social issues.
To come to a feasible solution, the Govt should adopt a more lucid approach instead of obtruding the decisions and should not parry any questions regarding the public Interest.
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