Articles by Aprameya Rao
Jan 18, 2019
Narendra Modi inaugurates Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 today: Meets can help states play role in economic diplomacyAs a quintessential business hub, aided no doubt by sustained publicity efforts, Gujarat has been able to promote its biennial Global Investor Meet (GIM) on a grand scale.
Jan 08, 2019
Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutinyAs per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.
Dec 25, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 94th birth anniversary: 'Bhishma Pitamah' of politics was known for zeal for reforms, moderate outlookWhen he sat in the Opposition for many years, Vajpayee was called the “right man in the wrong party”. However, during his premiership, he began to be called “Vikas Purush”.
Dec 21, 2018
National Mathematics Day: On Srinivasa Ramanujan's 131st birth anniversary, a look at his unique legacyAt an age when students struggle with algebra, trigonometry and arithmetic problems, Ramanujan not only mastered them but also found theorems to solve many trigonometric problems.
Dec 10, 2018
Human Rights Day on 10 December: 70 years since UN adopted resolution, violations still not thing of pastAs the world marks 70 years of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights marked as International Human Rights Day, the UN's year-long campaign #Standup4HumanRights draws to a close.
Dec 06, 2018
BR Ambedkar's 62nd Death Anniversary: For the Dalit leader, accepting Buddhism was rediscovering his rootsAmbedkar saw conversion to Buddhism as the means to break age-old caste barriers, repudiate oppressive Hindu dogmas and reignite self-esteem among the untouchables in India.
Mar 26, 2018
How India Became Democratic book review: Ornit Shani unravels how the first electoral rolls were madeHow India Became Democratic reflects the socio-cultural peculiarities of pre-Independent India, a time when the idea of ‘one nation, one vote’ was path breaking | #FirstCulture
Jan 31, 2018
Ex-CECs bat for simultaneous elections in India, but say 2019 time frame for implementation looks unachievableBacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call for simultaneous elections in India, two former Chief Election Commissioners, N Gopalaswami and SY Quereshi, told Firstpost on Wednesday that such an idea will be cost and time effective for the country.
Jan 29, 2018
Afghanistan's ordeal: Will terror-hit country realise its economic potential or fall prey again to geo-political machinations?Afghanistan was a major topic of discussion at the recently-concluded Raisina Dialogue 2018 in New Delhi. And rightfully so.
Dec 20, 2017
Gujarat Election Results 2017: Congress-BJP contest, NOTA debut relegated ‘others’ to insignificanceOne factor, completely absent in the 2012 elections, but had a significant impact in several seats was NOTA (None of the Above)