The Reserve Bank of India is well on its way to its centenary. After the conclusion of the tenure of Raghuram Rajan, the UPA-appointed Governor of the RBI, the present incumbent Urjit Patel was specially chosen by the Narendra Modi government for the qualities the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Finance saw in the reclusive Central banker.
The Supreme Court of India has decreed that the national anthem be played in all cinema theatres and that cinegoers stand to attention during such a recital, with all exits closed. The objective of the order is to ensure that the spirit of patriotism rises within each cinegoer, a desirable process that hopefully gets created when the anthem gets played on screen. The significance of this order on the rights of the citizen is immense.
One evening, in a small-group meeting, Vijay decided to bare his heart; “I don’t know how to do this.” Tears streamed down his face. “I need to confess something to you. After I tell you though, would you tell me what you feel about me? I’d like to know, even if it’s not positive.” He went on to share his struggle with pornography; a spiritual torment.