Surveillance, privacy and security: Europe’s confused response to Snowden

The reaction to the recent Paris attacks has shown that digital communications are at the centre of debates about security and human rights. There have been calls to give European governments greater surveillance powers against terrorism, but any policy decisions must also address unresolved questions about the legitimacy and democratic oversight of large-scale data collection.…

Good Governance Initiatives by MSME

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) has been playing an important role in socio economic development of the country. In terms of value, the sector contributes around 8% of GDP and accounts for around 40% of the total exports and around 45% of the manufacturing output.  Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium…

Taslima views on Charlie Hebdo face criticism

A recent article by India-based exiled Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has sparked a controversy among the Muslim community. Various Muslim organisations namely the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and the Jamat-e-Islami Hind have condemned the way the writer has misinterpreted the holy Quran claiming that its verses give sanction to Muslims to kill infidels. Taslima made…

Man, our politicians are touchy!

Move over jihadis, it’s the season of political intolerance whereby any film, book or artwork which pokes fun or is not in sync with our leaders thinking, cause and outlook is not only banned, vandalized, but, worse, every view is considered an act of sedition. And the writer, film maker or official is given a…