Why Try to ‘Preserve’ Tradition? Yes, it’s a Rhetorical Question.


What follows is derived and modified from my comments at various blog posts (written by me as well as by others). As those comments were in different contexts and not in continuity, some of the points have got repeated. I do not understand why should I feel proud of something which was developed without my […]

In Response to OPEN articele – “Why Money Loves Modi …and why he still can’t make it work for him in national politics”


This post is based on an article published on the web site of the OPEN Magazine titled Why Money Loves Modi …and why he still can’t make it work for him in national politics (click). It feels weird to publish two back-to-back posts highlighting the propagandist methods used by the Indian national media to show […]

In response to Sunita Aron’s Blog post titled: “Gujarat wins, Modi loses”


Following is the comment I had submitted on Sunita Aron’s (click) HT Blog (click) titled Gurajat wins, Modi loses (click). The numbered quotes are taken directly from the published blog post and appended below each of them are my corresponding thoughts. 1. “One can hate Narendra Modi” Yes, one can hate anything/anyone one wants to, […]

Kashmir, a few Pictures, and Ironies


While the above search results might not be the best index to gauge the amount of information that is available and/or disseminated in India over the above issues, yet they do present a sorry picture as far as the cause of Kashmiri Hindus in India is concerned. It was very late in my life, i.e., […]

My Inferences about the Maoist Problem in India


This blog post had featured on BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks – Jan. 22, ‘11 (click) on self-nomination. Thanks, BlogAdda! I am among the great majority of Indians, who have never been directly affected by Maoism and its brand of violence, nor have witnessed its effects unfolding before themselves, nor have heard of some kin, neighbor […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 4 – The God you Believe in is What you are


I will begin this blog post with a small anecdote, if you may. In Shirdi, where I had lived for 9 months during my internship and had gotten pretty intimate with the Trust employees, I came to know that young people, even graduates, were quitting their existing jobs and trying hard to get recruited as […]

Unity in Diversity, eh?


I am not very good at history. Suddenly one day, this is what struck me: The genesis of the Great Indian Mutiny of 1857 lay, not in love and affection for the fellow Indian brethren, but which animal’s fat the cartridges be made of, which were to be used for killing, maiming, threatening, exploiting and […]

Residua


The first time I had written this story, it was a cathartic tale. To help me resolve a few issues with myself. I had not written it keeping in mind a specific audience. Neither had I tried to make the narration attractive in any way. Any such concerns would have adulterated the sentiments behind the […]