Decriminalise Possession Of Drug In Small Quantities : Ministry Of Social Justice

October 27, 2021 8:30 pm

Possession of drugs is a criminal offence in India under Section 27 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The law prescribes imprisonment of up to a year or a fine of up to Rs 20,000, or both, for consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. Referring to the law, the Union […]

Someday, PoK will join India: Air Marshal Amit Dev

October 27, 2021 7:39 pm

The Indian Army and Indian Air Force celebrated the 75th ‘Infantry Day’ on October 27 when the Indian Armed Forces showed up to Srinagar to repel attacks from Pakistan after Jammu and Kashmir chose to join the Indian Union. In 1947, on this day the air force first landed in Budgam Airfield to obstruct Pakistani […]

No Conspiracy, Only Media Trial In Aryan Khan Case

October 27, 2021 5:42 pm

In the latest update from the Aryan Khan drug case, Advocate Mukul Rohtagi has informed the Bombay High Court that they should look at the arrest memo again as at the time of arrest, no charges were of conspiracy were made. The Bombay High Court is hearing Aryan Khan and Arbaz Merchant’s bail plea which […]

Parsi Social Reformers And Litterateurs

October 24, 2021 9:00 am

Last week, I spoke about “The Parsi Spirit”, essentially focusing on the entrepreneurial spirit of the Parsis as also touching upon Zoroastrian religious ethos. A Gujarati friend, professor, and author, living in Spain, Kandarp Mehta told me that he expected more about Parsi litterateurs, ‘coming from your background’. Reasonably valid point.  If you want to […]

Groundnut Crop Arrival In Abundance At Saurashtra APMC Yards

October 23, 2021 5:30 pm

With the kharif crop season at its peak, Saurashtra’s APMC yards have been flooded with groundnut. APMC has been forced to regulate the arrival of the crop. At present its prices are stable. Gondal and Rajkot APMC, the two largest wholesale markets for groundnuts, started regulating oilseed revenue this week as a growing number of […]

Mercedes-Benz Implements ‘Direct- To- Customer’ Business Model

October 23, 2021 3:06 pm

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz implemented its customer-centric ‘Retail of the Future’ (ROTF) ‘direct- to- customers’ business model and said it will all stakeholders. Company has invested Rs 60 crore to make it operational In this new format Mercedes-Benz India will retain the ownership of the entire stock of cars and retail them via appointed ‘franchise partners’ […]

RIL Net Profit Rises By 11.4% In June-Sept Quarter

October 22, 2021 9:38 pm

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has reported a net profit at Rs 13, 680 crore, July-Sept quarter FY22, a rise of 11.4 per cent compared with the previous quarter, where net profit stood at Rs 12,273 crore. EBITDA for the second quarter of FY22 stood at Rs 26,020 crore compared to Rs 23,368 in the first quarter. In the July-September […]

RSS and BJP discuss Education Policy in Delhi

October 20, 2021 8:50 pm

A two-day meeting of the RSS and the BJP started in Delhi on October 19 with the emphasis on discussing the National Education Policy (NEP). The meeting is presided by senior RSS leaders, Krishna Gopal and Arun Kumar. Vidya Bharti from RSS’ Education Wing also attended the meeting on the first day where he mentioned […]

Nat community In 24 Villages Of Gujarat Cages Drunkards

October 20, 2021 4:59 pm

As a part of social experiment to combat alcoholism, Nat community across  24 villages of Gujarat developed caging for members who are caught in an intoxicated state. They are imposing a fine of Rs 1,200 on those caught in this matter. The Nat community claims that these moves are paying off well and are acting […]

Gujarat Home Minister Gets Into Action In Three Minutes After A Tweet Of Abusive Behaviour By An Uber Driver Is Posted.

October 20, 2021 11:24 am

By ensuring prompt action after an Uber driver in Ahmedabad misbehaved with women passengers, Gujarat’s new home minister Harsh Sanghavi has proved that he really means it when he says that he is happy to help. In stark contrast to the prompt and significant official action, Uber, however, has just been mouthing platitudes. On Sunday […]

Top 10 Memoirs Of All Time

October 16, 2021 9:00 am

To write a memoir isn’t just about opening up one’s life to the readers, but it serves as a map to one’s soul. It is their account of the incidents that punctuated their life. Memories forgotten, dusted off and then recounted in a way utterly endemic to them. Below are the memoirs that encompassed the […]

History repeats itself after 89 years on Gujarat land as female pilot recreates JRD’s flight

October 15, 2021 6:28 pm

Air India came back home just before its 89th birthday. The announcement that Tata Group won the bid to purchase national carrier Air India came as a pleasant surprise. Bhuj airport witnessed history on 15th October, the birthday of Air India, then called Tata Air Mail. Aarohi Pandit, the world’s first woman pilot to cross […]

At 101 out of 116, India Ranked Lower Than Pakistan and Nepal in Global Hunger Index

October 15, 2021 12:02 pm

While average Indian can bask in the reflected glory of the news having 237 billionaires and daydream about his time which has already arrived – ” apna time ayega nahi, apna time aa gaya” as proclaimed by one of those billionaires from a media house conclave’s shiny podium, the reality is rearing it’s ugly head […]

Global Hunger Index: India Ranks 101, Behind Pak, Nepal, Bangladesh

October 15, 2021 9:46 am

India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index – its rank fell from 94 the last year 2020. The country was also behind its neighbours Pakistan (ranked at 92 position), Nepal(ranked at 76 position) and Bangladesh. This year, the report accessed data from 135 countries however evaluated only 116 of […]

No answers will be given: Parul Khakhar

June 26, 2021 10:54 pm

Parul Khakhar speaks volumes with her silence. This revolutionary poet from Gujarat who captured the imagination of the world with her “Shab Vahini Ganga” has not been selective in her criticism of the “system”.  People who try to denigrate her work as a one-time outing to defame the government for its mishandling of the pandemic, […]

From the PEN collection of Salil Tripathi

June 25, 2021 11:19 pm

Salil Tripathi wrote this poem to mark Shobhaa De’s memoir, “Seventy and to hell with it,” published in 2018. He read it at the Festival of Poetry held by PEN San Miguel, alongside PEN’s Women Writers’ Committee.” After they told you and warned you again and again Specifically, generally, contextually and concisely, What you can’t […]