Prafull Goradia

Prafull Goradia

India's path from trade to industry

India's path from trade to industry

Wednesday, 19 June 2024 | Prafull Goradia

Transforming traders into industrialists poses significant challenges. While traders prioritise high profits, industrialists require a long-term vision India has a large enough trading class. In fact, the Hindu caste hierarchy has traditionally allotted an entire arena of activity, i.e., economic, to the Vaishyas and Baniyas, Chettiars and Shettys, but that doesn’t...

Unravelling the Roy family’s legacy

Unravelling the Roy family’s legacy

Monday, 15 April 2024 | Prafull Goradia

The recent mudslinging between the TMC and BJP has highlighted a historical narrative concerning the role of the Roy family in the downfall of Bengal’s Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula With the campaign for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections heating, mudslinging isn’t left behind, although one wishes this weren’t so. The Trinamool Congress has...

Katchatheevu: A case of half sovereignty

Katchatheevu: A case of half sovereignty

Friday, 05 April 2024 | Prafull Goradia

The 1974 cession of Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka by India has sparked renewed scrutiny into the country’s historical attitudes towards sovereignty So it has been revealed that Katchatheevu island off the coast of Tamil Nadu was given away by India to Sri Lanka in 1974. Much earlier in 1961, Jawaharlal...

India’s inflation story through time

India’s inflation story through time

Saturday, 30 March 2024 | Prafull Goradia

From the humble beginnings of the pai to the modern era of the rupee, the narrative of inflation paints a vivid picture of economic transformation One way of knowing about inflation in India is to place a series of old coins on a table, and compare those coins with today’s currency....

Secessionism is not an option

Secessionism is not an option

Monday, 18 March 2024 | Prafull Goradia

A Raja’s remarks, rooted in a divisive political ideology, reflect a dangerous trend of separatism that undermines the unity of India DMK MP A Raja can perhaps be forgiven, for believing that India is only a subcontinent and not a country, only on grounds of stark ignorance. One doesn’t know whether...

Exploring linguistic identities amid pluralism

Exploring linguistic identities amid pluralism

Tuesday, 05 March 2024 | Prafull Goradia

Underneath pluralism lies a nuanced interplay of linguistic identities, particularly evident during the electoral season India often claims to be a pluralistic society proudly calls itself a unity in diversity. No doubt, Hindu faith provides us with a strong shaft to hold the country together. Nevertheless, there is an occasional deviation...

LK Advani:  A Ratna of Bharat

LK Advani: A Ratna of Bharat

Friday, 01 March 2024 | Prafull Goradia

From attacking pseudo-secularism to pan-India moderation, it was as if Advani had given up his yesterday for the sake of the BJP’s and the country’s tomorrow The biggest sacrifice Lal Krishna Advani made was to distance himself from the culmination of the Babri edifice at Ayodhya. Understandably, the Hindu public was...

A monumental gesture of interfaith harmony

A monumental gesture of interfaith harmony

Saturday, 17 February 2024 | Prafull Goradia

In a display of interfaith unity, Islam embraced Hinduism as a grand Hindu temple was inaugurated in Abu Dhabi, symbolising a momentous shift in religious dynamics On the Vasant Panchami of the year 2024, on the desert plane of Abu Dhabi, history performed what can arguably be called its first dance...

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