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Asmit Sontakke

An agnostic, rationalist, Indian. Finds reading, writing and sketching intriguing. Writes mainly on social issues.

Independence day celebrations cancelled in West Bengal? Fake News Busted!

India is celebrating its 70th Independence Day. A very Happy Independence Day to everyone. While the "normal" whole of India is in its normal festive mood, some groups are busy politicizing even the national festival of India. That's okay, it shouldn't mean so much. Afteral,...

UR Rao: The Satellite Man of India dies at 85

UR Rao
India loses a gem, as eminent space scientist and former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization, UR Rao breathed his last on 24th of July, 2017. UR Rao was 85. Udupi Ramachandra Rao was born on the 10th of March 1932 at Adamaru in the...

Farmers in India: When will their crisis stop?

“The country’s emancipation can only be achieved by removing the clouds of lethargy and indifference which have been hanging over the peasants, who is the soul of India. We must remove these clouds and for that we must completely identify ourselves with the peasants...

Presidential Election Counting started at 11 am today, Results are out!

Presidential election
The 2017 Presidential election, to elect the 14th President of India has reached its last phase. The election held on the 17th of July, 2017, garnered an estimated 99% turnout. The Presidential Election vote counting began at 11 am today. In the meanwhile, speculations already suggest...

Amarnath Yatra Attack: 7 killed, 15 injured in terrorist firing

Amarnath Yatra attack
Militants attacked a bus carrying pilgrims from the holy Amarnath Yatra on Monday. It is a ‘first of its kind’ attack in 17 years, the last Amarnath Yatra attack being on August 1, 2000. The attack took place as militants opened fire on a bus carrying...

NotInMyName: Hindustan stands against “Lynch”istan

“Where violence is activated by the slogan that religion is in danger, there religion is also motivating political perceptions. Both demand different kind of States. An inevitably, in the ensuing violence, those least concerned with the political ambitions and occupying the lowest rungs of...

GST : Some facts you must know

At the stroke of midnight, when the world sleeps, India awakens, to social networks (because, obviously!) and the GST. Well, economics, finance, taxes are not everybody's cup of tea. But, this is definitely something you must know about. Yes! India enters one of the biggest, most...

Farmers and India: In droughts, debts and suicides

He ploughs the fields in the burning sun. It's raining and, he'll still be there, on his farm. Farmers care for their crops like their own children. And what happens when suddenly a burst of untimely shower destroys his whole fields? Or when his...

Beefrage: Cow slaughter versus Man slaughter!

It all started with Aqlakh in 2015. Nobody says anything. Those who do, are labeled "anti-nationals". Unfortunately, India is no longer the same. Beef isn't just another kind of meat anymore. Religion is involved. Intolerance is rising to extremities. Cow is domineering. Man became...

Dalit President: Why being “Dalit” is the portrayed criteria?

The 25th of July, 2017 shall end the tenure of the current President of India Honorable Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The Rashtrapati Bhawan is now ready to welcome its new incumbent. Both, the ruling BJP- led NDA and, the opposition Congress- led UPA have filed their...

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