Author: Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

The Right to Differ is a Right by Birth!

Reading Time: 5 minutesRaising questions is not to be seen as a division between the conformists and the non-conformists. The conformists abide by the rules and norms because those rules and norms protect them. If all are protected equally on the time-span considered, then perhaps no non-conformism comes, opines Dr. Bhaskar, exclusively in Different Truths. Something goes terribly […]

What are the Central Problems of the Indian Economy?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt is difficult to point out what are the central problems of the Indian economy. How does one find out the central problems in such a diverse society, asks Prof. Bhaskar? He next turns his gaze at migration and abject poverty despite tall claims by MNREGA. His interview with a 10-year-old girl, who looked after […]

How Silence Suits Various Sections of the Society in Uttar Pradesh?

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt might seem unusual that people in Uttar Pradesh prefer silence. They are not vocal in their protests. Prof. Bhaskar finds out the reasons for this silence, a clear choice, by various sections of the society in the state. He tells us how silence suits different sections of the social pyramid. He turns his gaze […]

An Open Letter to the Beloved Prime Minister of India

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs a new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is being elected, Prof. Bhaskar congratulated the Prime Minister for his huge victory in the state. In an Open Letter, he urged the PM – irrespective of who the CM and his cabinet – to help the state develop. He has 12-point suggestions for a strong UP. […]

BJP Steamrolls UP: Will its True Development Mean Creation of Jobs for Rest of India Here?

Reading Time: 5 minutesBJP steamrolled the 2017 Assembly elections in UP. The narrative of the winning party is that the people’s mandate were for the development of UP. Bhaskar hopes that now Modiji and his party would create job opportunities in the state so effectively that soon we might see migrant labourers coming to this state. That would […]

Dress of Diamonds: Whose Wealth is it anyway!

Reading Time: 4 minutesA photograph of a diamond dress of one of the daughters of the Ambanis, in a mobile phone failed to inspire awe. It was abhorrent. It is vulgarism or ridiculing the income/asset poverty of the millions in India or that one diamond dress could fetch million clothes for the daughters of the million poor families. What ashamed Bhaskar […]

Will the Enhanced Budget Allocation make Women Safer in NCR and Elsewhere?

Reading Time: 5 minutesEnhancement of budget allocation for the police for the Nirbhaya Fund, for the safety of women, though welcome, is not enough to ensure their protection. The government might have increased budget in the education institutions for gender studies and awareness too, feels social scientist, Bhaskar. He also appeals that the folly of a simple soldier, […]

Of Cabbages and Cobblers: How Pricing Costs the People?

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe question is how the dispossession of the poor is understood? It is not immediately understood by the poor and the non-poor either ignores it as an externality or remains happy for the latter could save in the process. The poor remains poor inter-generationally for he failed to realise what the crooks realised. Bhaskar ponders over […]

Why did the Manmohan Singh Government Allow Mallya to Swindle Public Funds?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt is alleged by the ruling polity that the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the UPA government facilitated loans to Mallya after the latter allegedly wrote to Singh and former Finance Minister Chidambaram, in 2011, and 2013, for the defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The loan was facilitated from a consortium of banks. The banks do not have […]