Western world and the myth of the Indian middle class –by Boringbug

Whenever I hear Europeans per se Indian equivalent of foreigners talking about the Indian middle class’ I often wonder what do they mean? What section of the Indian society are they referring to? Are they referring to the conventional wisdom consisting of the 601 million odd consumer class, or the few 100 million people with the ability to …

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Detailed Analysis of The Defence Budget 2018-19

This year Rs 4,04,365 crore allocated for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) out of which Rs 2,79,305 crore is earmarked for India’s defence budget and the balance was distributed between MoD (Miscellaneous) (Rs 16,206 crore) and Defence Pensions (Rs 1,08,853 crore). The growth in the defence budget and in the MoD’s overall allocation has been driven …

What are the Implications of Union Budget 2018-19 on the livelihood of the Indian Middle Class?

There is a Three-Tier System of Government in India, The Central (or Union) Government, State Government and Local Government (like Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee, Zila Parishad, etc.). These Governments prepare their own respective Budgets (called Union Budget, State Budget and Municipal Budget) containing estimates of expected revenue and proposed expenditure. However the Union Budget of India, …

Union Budget 2018-19 Top Developments Highlights

Click Here to Download Union Budget 2018-19 Document (Press Information Bureau)  Experts call it a budget for the rural population of India with not much for the middle class. Top Developments Total revenue expenditure of the government is ₹21.57 lakh crore. 100 per cent deduction to farmer-producer companies having ₹100 crore turnover. Corporate tax will …

Full Economic Survey 2018 Volume 1 & Volume 2 : Analysis; Download Full Survey

Key Features of Union Budget 2018-2019   This year Ministry of Finance, GOI reverted to the tradition of bringing out Volumes 1 and 2 of Economic Survey at the same time. Volume 1 of Economic Survey contains the analytical overview and more research-cum-analytical material whereas Volume 2 provides the more descriptive review of the current fiscal …

The Koregaon- Bhima Violence in Maharashtra: Maratha Uprising & Dalit Backlash

The sirens screamed and so did the night. Vehicles torched, burned and dusted. Thousands marched on to the street to commemorate the 200 year old tinge of historical affair on the eve of a new year. Yes, that was a sight of the Koregaon- Bhima (Maharashtra) violence between the pride of the Marathas “ek Maratha, …

National Register of Citizens: A Way to Segregate Illegal Immigrants From Original Inhabitants

The vagrant illegal immigration into the Indian State of Assam is an issue that has been going on unchecked for decades with a wide socio-cultural, demographic and geopolitical ramifications. The process of preparation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was started in 2005 with a view to identify the illegal migrants and restrict …

Nitty-Gritty of Wassenaar Arrangement : Indian Perspective

India became member of 2 regimes of  Multilateral Export Control Regime(MECR)  namely Wassenaar Arrangement(WA) (joined recently) and Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR) (joined in 2016), whereas China is not a member of both WA and MTCR but of Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) which India wanted to join, its membership was stonewalled by China. Today the WA membership is …

Indian Modernism: आधुनिकता या फिर नकल करने का घातक प्रयास

खैर, शुरुआत मैंने हिंदी में की है तो आशा करता हूँ , यहाँ सभी पाठक भारत से संबंध रखते होंगे अथवा १ प्रतिशत ऐसे भी होंगे,जिन्हें सर्च इंजन ने यहाँ धकेल दिया होगा| शीर्षक देखकर आपको पता चल ही गया होगा कि यहाँ आज आधुनिकता की बातें होनी हैं| जैसा कि महान इतिहासकार और राजनीतिज्ञ …

How internet shutdowns impact our civil liberties

We receive this comment few days back "I’m Yaqoob from Jammu and Kashmir. Here everything including internet is blocked/banned, probably because of our social media activities. We kashmire sometimes use social media to upload our victimised stories .but Indian government do not like this, she is afraid of getting exposed in worldwide. Please-please help us …

How “RIGHT TO PRIVACY” Impact AADHAR & LGBT Community (Under Section 377 OF IPC)

In a landmark judgment, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy is a fundamental right. “The right to privacy is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by Part III of the …

WHY BENGALURU

BENGALURU HAS ATTRACTED MORE ENGINEERS THAN DELHI & MUMBAI, WHY? Umm, IT policy was first introduced by Karnataka govt. in 1992.. So? ..It is the Aviation Capital of India.. They easily accept migrants  ... Hell! Tech cities do not come out of the blue, there is enormous effort and money involved in there making. Bangalore …

Understanding Belt & Road Initiative from Indian Perspective

Recently China has organized a summit called Belt and Road Initiative(BRI), in which high level participants from more than 120 countries arrived, including nearly 30 head of the states. India was a conspicuous absentee, even though China, on multiple occasions, requested India to be a participant of this initiative. Since we are witnessing a potential watershed …