Friday, March 24, 2017
Authors Posts by Asmit Sontakke

Asmit Sontakke

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An agnostic, and a budding rationalist-realist Indian. Finds reading, writing and sketching intriguing. Writes mainly on social issues.
The first name that emerges on the very idea of Marathi is Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. No introduction needed. And the first name that emerges on the very thought of marathi ethnocentrism is Balasaheb Thackrey. And why not? He was the one...
Never before in media history a single issue earned so many headlines as did demonetization. Its the race of TRPs! Same news - more than two or three days? Never happening! This time however, the cards changed! Demonetization was...
With at least 5 police interviews and numerous other interactions under my belt, (ranging from sepoy to IPS officers) I could clearly specify one thing, “Not every man wearing khaki is a rogue”. I used “not every” and “rogue” because that...
There was unusual darkness in the sky that night. The horizons seemed to be on lit par normal though. Nostrils chocked, there’s a highly suffocating smoke around. Animals hid themselves where they could fill their lungs healthy. Poor creature,...
For Indians, 14th April needs no introduction. The day has got yearners. The day has also got haters, quite a few.  Celebrated no less than a festival, the Birth Anniversary of the Architect of Indian Constitution Dr. B. R....
We all live in a modern society today. This is the very reason why we think discrimination and other evils of the society are negligible. However if we try to bury our eyes deep within our social structure, we...
All that happened at JNU recently, is not something we should be fine with. Not with things either of the sides did. If we duly consider both the sides, ofcourse, we cannot tolerate anti-national slogans or gatherings, but, the...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOR2NXMtbWU Tears rolled down my eyes as would it do to anybody who watched the video. It has been a year to the infamous Peshawar school killing. Now, these little innocent kids have given the best answer one can give to...
Goosebumps all over! That’s how my body greets the dawn of 26th of January every year. "Yay! It’s the Republic Day!" A day to sense the spirit of the people's nation! A day to enjoy the pride of its...
Untouchability- something we learnt about during our school, “ Untouchability was followed since long, Untouchability is abolished by law, in our country,untouchability is a criminal offence” etc. and so on. “Social studies”, a subject which would enable us to know...