Should Indians Boycott Chinese Goods?

The on-going stand-off between the armies of the Indian and Chinese nation states on the Sikkim border has created quite a bit of ruckus in the, now very nationalistic, Indian public. People in India are calling for a total boycott of Chinese goods. This demand for boycott of Chinese goods is nothing new. Economics of […]

Affordable Healthcare?

Since coming to power in 2014 one of the aims of the Narendra Modi government’s welfare state is to make healthcare more affordable in India by, mainly, trying to curb prices of drugs used to treat critical ailments such as cancer, HIV/AIDS and diabetes. In their efforts to do so they have declared some 350 […]

India’s Holy Cow

by Madhusudan Raj The present Narendra Modi government of India issued orders banning the selling of cattle (cow and buffalo) beef a couple of days ago. This diktat has created a fury in various Indian states, especially the southern states and the state of West Bengal both of which have now announced that they will […]

Freedom of Speech?

By Madhusudan Raj A couple of months ago there were clashes between the students of ABVP, a student union body backed by the ruling BJP party, and AISA, a student union body backed by the communist/left parties of India, in the Ramjas College of Delhi University. The reason of this clash was an invitation by […]

India and Captialism

By Madhusudan Raj In this book review I am going to take a look at a very important book written by French sociologist Professor Jean Baechler, The Origins of Capitalism. What differentiates the Western civilization from the rest of the world is its capitalist spirit, which, sadly, started waning in the last part of the […]

Parents against High Fees of Schools

Parents protesting

By Madhusudan Raj Many parents in different states of India, including the state of Gujarat which is my home state, are right now agitating against private schools (sic) for higher fees (see here, here and here). Troubled about the rising cost of their children’s schooling many of these parents are asking the government to control […]