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‘According to me, everyone is a visionary’, says BJP’s young member Richard

‘According to me, everyone is a visionary’, says BJP’s young member Richard

Society
When we last met Richard, he was busy with his latest Fashion event that is set to be launched in Trivandrum the next month. Richard had always been carrying the right attitude while interacting with people , be it from any field and has always stood for equality and to being down to earth. He had always marked is views and comments on politics and had been an active social reformer and thinker. All his shows highlight the value of Child Education and women empowerment. The recent news that Richard joins Bharatiya Janatha Pary was a shock to many. This was not because of being sceptical about his skills but about the taboo associated with the party that the party encourages only the Upper class Hindus, when Richard himself is from a minority community. Here is what he has to tell about h...
Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

Society
-Ben Geoffrey        Genealogy of the State The basis of the state is that man is born a social animal and left to himself he is not self sufficing as Aristotle explains “The proof that the state is a creation of nature and prior to the individual is that the individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing; and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But he who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god: he is no part of a state.” Since this article itself is concerning Indian political philosophical foundations, it is fitting to quote a prominent Indian thinker who has influenced many Indians in his life and thought, Swami Vivekananda says “I am thoroughly convinced that no individual or n
Minority rights – an appeasement or necessary for national integration?

Minority rights – an appeasement or necessary for national integration?

Society
-Ben Geoffrey Necessity for this article Many have claimed that the minority rights in the Indian constitution is a political tool used by the Congress for minority appeasement and the support of their electorate but this was hardly the way it was conceived in the formation of the Indian Union by its founding fathers post independence. I hope to shed some light on this subject in this article. Role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in national integration With the rolling out the Indian Independence Act of 1947 on 15 August, all those princely states(a total of 565) ruled by independent princes were free to join India or Pakistan; or become independent. To avoid the disintegration the Congress party had cultivated political awakening and democratic thinking in the minds of individu
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