But what exactly is ‘smart’? The government sadly seems to have no well-defined blueprint.
It is quite unfortunate that even the educated lot avoids voting for various reasons.
This news does not come across as much of a surprise. Does it?
‘Yes, we are voting in this election. But don’t assume this means we want to be an integral part of India’
We wonder if young people still struggle with such questions in the absence of comprehensive sexuality education in most schools.
"The caretaker of the resort molested me while I was trying to tell him that I needed a room from the day after."
This video features the voices of three young men from Delhi, on a shared experience of violence, mostly suffered in silence.
For my part, I, like many of my contemporaries, can tell the story of how I witnessed history being made.
Amnesty International has reported that the town has been razed and around 2,000 people have been massacred by the militants.
This is the kind of a moment when you would want Morgan Freeman to say these words with a twinkle in his eye - “Remember, remember, the Seventeenth of September!”
I started this off as a hate piece against men in Kerala, the internet as a new place to flash and wave figurative penises, at women they cannot go anywhere close to.
India with its 1.2 billion people and after almost seven decades of independence, does not know how many public libraries it has.
There was a presentation on ancient flying machines that could traverse not only trans-continental boundaries but inter-planetary ones as well!
"For weeks, I could not walk properly. I have had my head banged on the wall so many times that I even fainted once."
We often tell young people they are the leaders of tomorrow, but I disagree. Your strength is needed in India today. You are here right now, as I am.
The social impact of corporatization could be devastating.
I realise how religious rigidity and irrationality in India can go to uncanny extremes.
In addition to discussing the idea of Astrology, Rajat also presents a very simple and seemingly effective solution!
Sindh is a province that is characterized by soaring rural-urban economic divide.
“Coming from this community, I never thought I could win.” - Madhu Bai Kinnar
India’s current situation reminds me of the old morality plays of Faustian tales where the price paid for over-ambition is a “deal with the devil”.