1984, The Aftermath: The Rise of Rampant Rajiv

The 1984 Indian General Elections were unforeseen and unfortunate. Indira Gandhi’s term was to be officially ending in the first week of 1985. However, in an incredulous turn of events, she was assassinated by her bodyguards, who fired 28 bullets at her. With her politically active and younger son Sanjay Gandhi dead in a plane... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: The Sudan Uprising

  The Republic of Sudan is a small country situated in Northeast Africa backed up by colossal oil production and agriculture. The country—hiding behind the ‘high’ GDP and growth—is facing one of the biggest and escalating humanitarian crisis. Under the rule of President Omar al-Bashir, the people suffered from rising prices of essential commodities, and... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: US Government Shutdown

For 35 days, one of the world’s most powerful country functioned with bare minimum administrative support. With predictions that the government shutdown might cause negative growth in the economy, it is certain to cause massive implications on foreign policy and international trade. The reason? A President, Politics and his Promise. Fiscal Policy of the US... Continue Reading →

The Cognizant Citizen: The Sabarimala Verdict

A few weeks ago, the Indian Supreme Court came out with a landmark 4:1 decision. A month later we stand at a cross-road, sentiments have been hurt and political tensions are at an all time high. The Sabarimala temple is set to open it's doors to devotees again tomorrow. Here's the story of all that's happened so far

The Cognizant Citizen: The Aadhar That Couldn’t

Multi-purpose National Identity Card. National Authority for Unique Identification. Unique Identification of Authority of India. Many names, one ID— Aadhar, the world’s largest biometric initiative.  The seemingly harmless card that an Indian citizen is expected to acquire holds vital information such as the name, date of birth, and address, but ties into biometric data and... Continue Reading →

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