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…

Can the media in Nagaland do a ‘Charlie Hebdo?’

The tragic attack on Charlie Hebdo office, a satirical French weekly newspaper, on January 7 were rightly and unequivocally condemned by those who believe in the freedom of expression; and the utmost solidarity it generated through offline and  online viral campaign, “Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” was a clear denouncement of  such violence…

The hypocrisy of free speech champions

The general perception, even amongst people who don’t see themselves as Islamophobes, is that Islam is obscurantist and medieval. What was once progressive no longer applies to the 21st century. Of course, this is true of most religions. But believers in religion X find it hard to grasp that religion Y or B or W…

China’s Tencent shuts down 133 WeChat accounts for ‘distorting history’: Report

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for “distorting history”, state media said on Tuesday, citing a government internet authority. The WeChat accounts, including one whose name translates as “This is not history”, spread “fabricated information” and confused the public, the official…

China's Tencent shuts down 133 WeChat accounts for 'distorting history': Report

Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social networking firm, has shut down 133 accounts on its hugely popular mobile messaging app for “distorting history”, state media said on Tuesday, citing a government internet authority. The WeChat accounts, including one whose name translates as “This is not history”, spread “fabricated information” and confused the public, the official…