Why is Assam “poor” ?

Being a proud Assamese, my heart weeps in grief but I have to accept the statement that indeed Assam is economically poor. But it is equally important to understand what cripples the Assamese economy. The economy of Assam is undoubtedly in a struggling stage. But is it due to lack of Central Government support? Infact …

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[Short story] Waiting for the whirlwind

The sultry summer weather suddenly disappeared and I found myself under the contour of dark clouds. I was walking by the same fateful Maurice Nagar intersection in North Delhi as Amitav Ghosh recollects in his book “The Great Derangement”. Describing a “grey, tube like extrusion” that came down whiplashing on 17th March 1978, Ghosh in …

SECURING DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY

  As India steps forward to a digital economy, data and information has become its new oil. With estimated 500 million internet users and 300 million smart phone owners, India produces tonnes of personal data every minute. This personal data is flowing freely online, which can be either used or misused by businesses, governments or …

A TRIUMPH OF ARTISTIC FREEDOM

John Stuart Mill has argued in his book ‘On Liberty’ that the price paid for stifling freedom of expression is “the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind”. Yet the limitation on this fundamental right has been a dominating theme in most public debates.  The qualified nature of this right under Article …