One of the ‘Aam Admis’ Views on Indian Politics


I had started tweeting about this, and thought a slightly more elaborate blog post was in order. Today, my family had traveled to a nearby city in our car, and as nobody in my family is confident enough to drive, we had hired a driver for the purpose. He is not in our regular employment, […]

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, […]

Shades of ‘Justification’ of Violence: Modi v/s Setalvad


It is widely believed that the current Chief Minister of Gujarat (click) – Narendra Modi (click) – had ‘justified’ the post-Godhra riots (click) by invoking the Newton’s third law of motion. In other words, the impression that is formed is that he said something to the effect that “as Muslims had killed Hindus travelling by […]

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 […]

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 […]