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India

Delhi: A City That Connects the Diverse

India’s capital New Delhi has seen it all.  Kings born, killed and thriving, traitors selling away the nation, poets of incredible eminence write and share their best works, pacifists and the most violent call it their home.  Over the last many centuries the city has expanded beyond what was

13 Dec 15 3 min read
Humor

“Its enough! I am returning THE Taj Mahal!”

This is the season of Award Wapasi.  Everyone is returning whatever award they can dust off from their closet to return to someone.  Doesn’t matter who they return to as long as someone in the media covers it.  Some have even gone to the studio with signed UNADDRESSED checks

05 Nov 15 3 min read
Politics

Why Indian Secularism is a Euphemism for Hinduphobia

Last week, on October 26th, a bunch of upstarts from Hanuman Sena got together and organized a Pork festival [http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/Pork-Fest-Organisers-Booked/2015/10/26/article3097402.ece] at the Malabar Christian College.  Police swooped in and arrested 50 Sena activists including the state president, vice-president and

31 Oct 15 4 min read
Society

The Phony Cacophony of Our Hashtag Morality

Political correctness is shrill these days.  The faux morality on display is created by media.  Media, which wants attention, even when there is not enough merit, plays up sides and two positions.  This or That.  There are no greys and there are no go-betweens.  There is no such thing as

24 Oct 15 2 min read
Emotions

It IS 65%!!

By some quirk of fate, three of us friends landed in an evening college.  Although none of us were interested in that “god-foresaken” place, yet we somehow came together as friends.  We were from totally different backgrounds.  One was from Kanpur (Sunny), I was from Delhi and from a family

13 Apr 15 5 min read
Europe

Indian rapes and German rapes: a tale of Neo-Imperialism

We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary – India’s Daughter – made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus.  All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned!  Why was

19 Mar 15 6 min read
Politics

Anarchy via Paranoia Culture: Aam Aadmi Party becomes Bhasmasur demon

A psychological disorder called Paranoid Psychological Disorder is prevalent in some people.  This tendency to be perennially paranoid is boosted by the tendency to hold ones own self correct.  A Self Referential tendency. In an individual this has been defined as: > Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a mental disorder [http:

12 Mar 15 3 min read
Love

Her Silent Love on a Foggy Night… (a short story)

SPLAAASHHHH!!!  “You ASSHOLE!!!!”  The morning had hardly been good.  The bharta (“who likes bharta anyways?!”) had taken long and gotten burnt.  Rajiv wouldn’t be happy at lunch and it won’t be a good conversation in the evening.  And now THIS!!  IT was raining and this lunatic on the

23 Feb 15 9 min read
Hinduism

Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?

On December 6, 2010, a book titled [http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/rss---2611-digvijaya-flags-it-off-again-this-time-in-mumbai/730077] “26/11 : RSS ki Sazish” (26/11: Conspiracy by RSS) written by Aziz Burney, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Urdu Sahara newspaper was released by Congress General Secreatary Digvijay Singh on in Delhi. The book is

11 Feb 15 6 min read
Politics

How Delhi’s heart mocks Secular ideals in India

Bodhan was a Hindu Saint.  A renunciate.  He lived in the kingdom of Sikander Lodhi.  In his great Secular moment, the renunciate said – Islam and Hindu Dharma are both equally acceptable to God if followed with sincerity.  Very secular and very fair it would seem to many.  However, Sikander Lodhi

01 Sep 14 3 min read
India

Finally, Digvijaya Singh speaks the truth

The whole country knows.  The world knows.  But somehow the Congress Party has been pretending to not know it.  But now the Joker of the Pack – Digvijaya Singh – also exclaimed in that Freudian slip, something equivalent to “The King has no clothes”. He said in a statement [http://www.indianexpress.

02 Apr 13 1 min read
India

“Mohammad the Intestine-Ripper” (Delhi Gangrape) should be given Jail for Life: Can’t let this animal loose on streets of India!

In the recent Delhi Gangrape case, there were 6 rapists: Ram Singh, the bus driver, and his brother, Mukesh Singh,  Vinay Sharma, an assistant gym instructor, Pawan Gupta, a fruit seller, an unemployed youth Akshay Thakur and Raj Mohammad [http://www.rediff.com/news/report/juvenile-gang-rapists-mother-he-is-dead-for-me/20130201.htm] supposedly a

01 Feb 13 5 min read
India

By the way, why was Salman Khurshid the Defense Lawyer – and sympathizer – for SIMI, now Indian Mujahideen?

This was Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s remark on “Saffron Terror” and the BJP. > External affairs minister Salman Khurshid today backed home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s statement on “Hindu terrorism” saying it was based “entirely on facts” made available by investigative agencies. He, however, said that terror has

24 Jan 13 6 min read
India

Hockey India League starts off on a promising note

Hockey India League is a professional league for field hockey competition in India. It is organised by Hockey India. Each HIL franchise has 24 players which include 10 foreign and 14 Indian players.   The players were acquired in an auction which was held on 16 December. A total of 246

15 Jan 13 3 min read
India

Delhi Gangrape: What Should Boys Be Taught About Rape?

Here is an interesting discussion on what the boys should be taught about rape. Akhil Sharma discusses the whole issue of how boys are brought up and what messages are they getting.. specifically with respect to sex and rape .. and women in particular. > Much of this conversation has focused on

15 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Woman Gangraped, Killed and Hung from a Tree in Bihar

I know a lot has been written about rape and rape cases.  Jyoti’s rape itself was a demonstration of mind-numbing inhuman traits… Worse than animals.  Now, this another one – close on heels of so many others, is equally baffling.  Do we not have human beings living in India anymore?

14 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Yet another Bus Gang rape – in Punjab – and victim dumped

It is as if the collective male consciousness has just become mind-numbingly criminal in India.  Close on the heels of the death of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the Delhi Gang rape victim, come another gang rape, which can bring the images of Delhi’s nightmare back. The victim had boarded the

13 Jan 13 2 min read
India

Sadhguru speaks on Delhi Gang Rape case

What kind of humanity are we raising in this society? This rape is not main issue. We need to look at the foundation of such acts of violence.  When such things happen, we usually just become politically correct and raise outrage.  But is that the solution?

29 Dec 12 1 min read
India

Delhi Gangrape case: Punishment for Rapists – Death or Castration?

Delhi’s Girl (lets call her that instead of the demeaning “Delhi Gangrape victim”) has corroborated that all the 6 guys raped her, which syncs with her friend’s version as well. (All 6 men raped me, Delhi Gangrape victim tells SDM [http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/All-the-6-men-raped-me-Delhi-gangrape-victim-tells-SDM/Article1-979351.

22 Dec 12 4 min read
India

Blame the Rape Victim courtesy Delhi Police

In a recent investigation by NDTV and Tehelka into the rapes in Delhi and how the law enforcement handles and looks at them, there was a stunning revelation: Most senior cops [http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/in-and-around-delhi-cops-blame-rapes-on-women-tehelka-investigation-with-ndtv-194735] are hostile to the victims and blame them for their own rape.

07 Apr 12 3 min read

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