Indian police department, shortcomings of police in india. police force inefficiency

Why Police Department is failing to ‘serve’ people

In 1902, A.H.L.Fraser, Chairman of the Second Police Commission said, “The police force is far from efficient, it is defective in training and organization, it is inadequately supervised, it is generally regarded as  corrupt and oppressive, and it has utterly failed to secure the confidence and cordial cooperation of the people”. Not much has changed since then! The mistrust people have placed in […]

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How CRY’s Soccer for Child Rights is Changing Lives

It is one thing to be born and another to make that life worth living. Udaya Kumar’s story is one to be reckoned with – a school drop out at the age of 12, grappling with alcoholism and substance abuse to representing India at the Homeless Soccer World Cup in Sweden. To call ‘life of poverty’ as difficult and hard […]

Who is responsible for #JaltaKashmir?

  “In October 2010, Burhan Wani, then sixteen years old, was on a motorcycle, with his brother Khalid Wani, and a friend. They were out on a bike ride, through Tral, the area that they had grown up in, as teenage boys do, anywhere. They were stopped at a Special Operations Group Picket of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and […]

Growing intolerance in India

‘Intolerance’ or Loss of Sense?

Season of mangoes is over. Not that I am a big fan, but there is something about this ‘kingly’ fruit that you just can’t resist. And I am talking about real mangoes, that are meant to be eaten, and not seduced. There is a stark difference these days – about how something is meant to be and what it ends […]

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Expensive Education in India and The Need of Superheroes

Unexpected headaches especially right after you wake up are like sexist conversations that are hard to tolerate and even harder to avoid. No painkiller helps. All you have to do is build resilience and brave it with all your might. Also, it has been 11 days straight and Bangalore still has no sign of generous sunlight. Actually the only thing […]

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Two Large Boxes, Potholes and Bangalore Traffic

It is Wednesday, middle of the week, also lying in the middle of our room are two large boxes. A pile of old clothes, belts, shoes and a large set of faded books. Along with the other furniture in the room, these two boxes have also made themselves quite comfortable. We twist and juggle our steps so that the perfect […]

Referendums in India, Does India need referendums

DELH-XIT: Does India need referendums?

Monsoon mornings in Bangalore can be very very lazy. Today, I sleep talked my alarm to a forever snooze. And woke up an hour later. Even at 7:30 am there was no sign of sunlight. Next to me, tugged under the purple blanket like a log of teakwood was my husband, snoring deeply and peacefully. The ease with which he […]

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Monday Blues, EMIs and Education System of India

Damn, not again! On a not so encouraging monday morning, when my to-do list is bigger than the list of grocery items for the entire month. I very ceremoniously decide to start my day by paying the debts of middle class needs. The car loan EMI that would be my needy vestigial organ for the next 5 years. Sigh! The […]

Fiddling with the Fitness Band!

On what reasons do you usually fight with your colleague? Who will sit near the coffee machine? Temperature set in the AC? But here at Swipe, we fight over the number of steps walked in a month!

So, it all began when our fitness-freak boss bought GOQII Fitness Band. “Begin the journey towards an active and healthier life” it said, and I instantly felt […]


On Spreading the Common Man’s Voice: Swipe on

When celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan or Sachin Tendulkar tweet, their voices are heard across the globe. However, this is not the case with the common man, who sinks his teeth into daily rigorous challenges of life, and yet his opinion on regular issues remains unheard! Says Sneha Benerjee of and she sums up the main idea behind Swipe: Opinion Matters. […]