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 […]

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 […]

What I feel could be the Solution to Kashmir Problem


What follows is expanded from a comment I had left on a fellow blogger’s blog post. However, I was having this idea since around last two years. What I am writing here is not based on historical facts or technicalities of what is written in the Indian Constitution, nor on what agreements were made by […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 3 – Ayodhya Dispute and Claims from Faith


In this post I very briefly discuss the Ayodhya dispute, and using points of departure from it, try to point out the inferences that could be drawn. These inferences fall largely in the domain of ethics. Note here that I am not saying I am drawing these inferences, but that they could be drawn, and […]

Why the Indian National Media appears Anti-Hindu


I had conceived the following post in response to a question posed by Bhagwad Jal Park in the comments section of his post – Quran Burning – A book is not a person (click). I reproduce the pertinent portion of his question here: “As far as the media goes, I’d like to dig a little […]

BJP’s Rally against Price Rise Makes Dent – on Twitter!


Tweaked from #PriceRiseRally tweets: 1. Bhishma Pitamah at #PriceRiseRally: Khud ka pet nahin paal sakta, biwi-bachchon ka kya hoga! Main brahmacharya ki shapath leta hoon 2. Buffalo at #PriceRiseRally eats up dice thrown by Shakuni after wrongly hearing “chaar” as “chaara”. Denies its name is Lalu 3. Ms. Roy at #PriceRiseRally scratches private parts vigorously. […]

Freedom of Expression and a Few Hypothetical Situations


In recent times intense debates have raged over the extents to which two almost antagonistic rights should be allowed – freedom of expression against avoiding emotional hurt. Law, as many say, is an ass. Some call justice blind. It would be very tempting to then consider the Judiciary a blind ass, and I used to […]

Narendra Modi is Not Superman. Please!


He is at best an administrator significantly better than his peers. He may have shown promise, but let us not burden him with Superman(‘s)hood as that will only raise our expectations to such levels that they will be impossible for anyone to fulfill. What afflicts Modi is that he is not looked at as a […]

S.I.T. Back and Enjoy Pop-Corny NewsXXX


Indian English media gives new expansion to the acronym – S.I.T.: Sunday Inquisition and Torture Click, S.I.T. back and enjoy the Indian Mass Media in its naked glory – where fact and fiction blend seamlessly, as if made for each other, for the benefit of the voyeuristic viewer. “The purveyors of untruth failed even to […]

Spinning Yarns to Make Undies on TV


—–1. The author asserts that all the incidents described in what follows are completely true. There is no question of any incidental resemblance with any person alive, moribund or dead as the author himself had witnessed the events described this Sunday (February 28, 2010) on the eve of Holi (click) after consuming bhang (click), which […]