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Teaching Equality and Respect for Law can Prevent Attacks Against Women in India

Teaching Equality and Respect for Law can Prevent Attacks Against Women in India

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor at University of Delhi
Location India India

To protect women’s rights and future atrocities like the Badaun tragedy, there must be equality and respect for the law in India. A strange sense of unease is prevailing all over India. There were new expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who rode to power on the pretext of revamping issues of governance, inflation, and women security. Indians received a crude shock with recent atrocities against women in case of Badaun tragedy in Uttar Pradesh. […]

June 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Culture, India, Women's Rights
Lessons Modi can Learn from Nehru

Lessons Modi can Learn from Nehru

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor at University of Delhi
Location India India

India’s new government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi should embrace the spirit and principles of Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru. As the nation presented the verdict on May 16, it becomes imperative to analyze the larger contours of India’s election. It is remarkable how the nation witnessed this peaceful democratic transition of power. But what lies underneath is whether with rise of the saffron party, BJP , will the nation witness new contours of ideological parameters […]

May 30, 2014 · 0 comments · India, Politics, South Asia
India’s Third Front Dilemma

India’s Third Front Dilemma

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor at University of Delhi
Location India India

India needs more than opposition groups like the Third Front to unify the nation and to ensure stability. The Indian political scene is abuzz with action at the onslaught of approaching elections. Bargaining with allies, negotiations, and experimenting with new combinations are all part of the game to wrest power at the national scene. Recently, eleven parties got together to present an alternative to government formation by national parties like the Indian National Congress and the […]

February 7, 2014 · 0 comments · India, Politics, South Asia
Can Rahul Gandhi Lead a ‘New’ India?

Can Rahul Gandhi Lead a ‘New’ India?

By Amna Mirza, Assistant Professor in Political Studies at University of Delhi
Location India India

A new India needs a new script, and Rahul Gandhi has indeed spelled out its contours. In a recent television interview, the All India Congress  Committee (AICC) Vice President Rahul Gandhi issued a strongly expressed demand for action for the new Indian political milieu. The political circles are abuzz with a new lexicon to define the Indian political system. Every Indian voice today has ideas like empowerment and the need to end closed systems. From the beginning, Rahul […]

January 30, 2014 · 2 comments · India, Politics, South Asia
Indian author and academic Dr. Amna Mirza. Photo courtesy of Maya Pathak.

What are the Secrets to a Successful Life?

By Maya Pathak, India-Based Documentary Filmmaker
Location India India

Maya Pathak, an India-based documentary filmmaker and Dr. Amna Mirza, an author and academic, discuss Indian politics and tips on how to be successful in life. With the rise of the Indian Aam Admi Party – People’s Party (AAP), their stellar performance in Delhi Assembly Elections, it is remarkable that an attempt is being made to take the practice of politics away from VIP culture, namely the idea of perks and other benefits involved for family members […]

January 1, 2014 · 0 comments · India, Interviews, Politics
Review: Globalization & Voices from Indian Practitioners

Review: Globalization & Voices from Indian Practitioners

By Divya James, Social Activist
Location India India

Globalization & Voices from Indian Practitioners Edited by Dr. Amna Mirza (Shipra Publications, 2013) pp 170. Reviewed by Divya James The term “globalization” can be traced back to 1960s, when Marshall McLuhan foresaw that electronic dependence was creating a new form of social life, captured by the term “global village.” With the demise of the Soviet Union and end of  the Cold War, international reality also had a different trajectory of contextual forces. What has […]

September 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Business, Economics, India
Review: Global Times and Federal Concerns

Review: Global Times and Federal Concerns

By Divya James, Social Activist
Location India India

Global Times and Federal Concerns: Insights from Indian and American Case By Dr. Amna Mirza(VL Media Solutions, New Delhi: 2013) pp 200. Reviewed by Divya James   Globalization has affected the power and ability of the national government to act and control. Federalism and multilateral governance have important linkages. The Global Times and Federal Concerns: Insights from Indian and American Case, highlights the changes in the federal model in terms of moving away from single […]

June 10, 2013 · 0 comments · Global, Politics