Author: Amit Singh

A Felt-Need to Refound the Universities That Failed us

Reading Time: 4 minutesIndia’s colonial past gave birth to the modern education system where ‘academically trained minds’ were supposed to serve the British Empire, not to challenge them. In fact, in current times, modern Indian universities prepare students to be a ‘servant’, not a leader to lead the society towards an egalitarian, a socially just utopia, point out […]

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Human Rights Reframed: Universal Declaration of the Rights of Peoples

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was mainly drafted by the colonial powers thus voices of third world countries could not be heard in the noble document since they were under the colonial rule. Thus, UDHR which is the soul of human rights served western political agenda excluded hungry and poor of the World. […]

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Crisis of Western Human Rights: No Answer for the Suffering Millions Globally

Reading Time: 7 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) critiques human rights, which is essentially a Western concept. His erudite research shows how the West has been conveniently shifting the goal posts, often using it as a tool to control the nations that do not toe their line. These are the reasons due to which human rights have become limited […]

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A Critical Analysis of Human Rights with Focus on Foundational Weakness and Dual Nature of Human Rights

Reading Time: 9 minutesOur Editor-at-Large (Europe), Amit, raises questions that are of immediate relevance to international politics, as human rights are increasingly ‘mainstreamed’ into the policy framework of states. He critically reflects on the dual nature and double standard of human rights deployed by some western nations in the strategic use of human rights discourse. He also critically analyses […]

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A Wonder that is India!

Reading Time: 7 minutesAmit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe), highlights the schism between Hindu politics (Hindutva) and Hinduism, the Sanatan Dharma. This article is an attempt to highlight how Hindu and other Indian religious traditions contributed to communal peace and harmony. A Different Truths exclusive. Amidst rising intolerance against religious minorities, increasing restrictions on freedom of expression and speech in […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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Nobel or Not so Nobel

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Indian Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satayarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, in 2014. As a Nobel Peace Laureate, his concern shall encompass issues of peace and burning conflicts, surrounding – if not the whole world, at least his home country India. From declining journalist freedom in India to the rape of tribal women […]

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Does Diversity of India Require Structural Changes to Manage Ethnic and Religious Tussles?

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Indian party system is more or less based on the caste system and religious affiliations; political parties tend to support their ethnic and religious affiliations/ideology, thus creating an ‘ethnic/religious rift’ in society. This rift in society often takes the forms of ethnic and communal conflict. Our Editor-at-Large. Amit, takes a hard look at the […]

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Religion in Public Sphere: Can we Apply Rawls and Habermas Perspectives in the Indian Context?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, debates on the religion in public sphere issue, in the Rawlsian and Habermasian perspectives. He contextualises these in the Indian context. Here are the erudite deliberations, exclusively in Different Truths. India is neither an absolute secular country nor a theocratic state with a state religion. However, in a Hindu majority country religion […]

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Is the Indian Democracy Declining?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOur Editor-at-Large, Norway-based Amit, focuses on the declining democratic values and rising fascistic, extremist and dictatorial tendencies in contemporary Indian politics and society. An expose with hard facts, exclusively in Different Truths. These are the dark times for democracy and freedom in India; times when reason is being replaced by the revelations; logic replaced by […]

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