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The Curious Case of Arvind Kejriwal

arvind_kejriwal_in_thought

By   2 years ago

The Curious Case of Benjamin Burton is an interesting film about a man who was born a grown up and started getting smaller with age. It reminds me of a man in Indian politics whose conscience was gigantic once upon a time, and has shrunk to the abysmal levels with time. Do not cringe when I […]

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माय माटी छोडब नही, लडाय छोडब नही..

Bastar

By   3 years ago

The Government would have done India a big favor if it had let aside it crony capitalism for a moment and let its Netas, Babus and Police reflect on the grievances of the Tribals. This song describes their plight and why they have been forced to take up arms against the system, which usually does […]

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Democracy, Secularism, and Bodybags

loc killing

By   3 years ago

India has become such a vibrant democracy off late that we are now experts at playing politics on any thing, be it money bags or body bags. The latest case in point is the incident where 5 Indian soldiers were killed in an attack on their forward post at the LOC in the Poonch sector […]

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The Epitaph of Freedom of Speech

Nandana

By   3 years ago

A long time back, in a big country, there lived a poet who would not be afraid. In fact, he was so reckless that when an autocrat tried to chain the nation in the shackles of emergency, he directly asked her: इंदु जी इंदु जी क्या हुआ आपको, सत्ता के नशे में भूल गईं बाप […]

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The New Age Politics of Intolerance

intolerance

By   3 years ago

Indian Politics is funny, the way it tries to demolish Democracy, and its very cause of existence can be a classic case study. Leave alone the bigwigs who cannot bear being questioned; even the smaller fish are increasingly intolerant to scrutiny. I had an interesting experience with some Aam Aadmi Party folks on Twitter and […]

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Has Nitish Redefined ‘Himalayan Blunder’ ?

Nitish

By   3 years ago

Long back in our childhood, we had read a story where two cats are fighting for a piece of bread and unable to reach an amicable understanding, they decide to consult a monkey.  The monkey judge divides the bread in two unequal pieces, puts them on a balance and then keeps eating from one side […]

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Hindi – Chini Bhai Bhai Again

China

By   3 years ago

Breaking News:  The Chinese  got thoroughly disheartened after realizing that even if they come 100 km inside India, the Indian public will still not get over this intrigue called IPL and give them even as much as a second look. Couple this with a total lack of reaction from the enemy and it was no […]

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And Sajjan Kumar goes free …

sajjan_kumar

By   3 years ago

  “Gawahi badal do, muawza milega aur flat dilwa dunga” “Change your testimony, you will get money and I will give you a flat” This sums up the 28 years of the quest of justice for Anek Kaur, a victim of the 1984 anti sikh riots in which more than 3000 Sikhs were butchered in […]

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    Of Mockery of Education and Merit

    Corruption-BIEC

    By   3 months ago

    Being born in a state which was ruled for 15 years by a Joker and his cronies comes with its own set of disadvantages and hence life for a simple law-abiding non-resident Bihari is not easy in India. You are an economic refugee in your own nation, like a bird snatched from its nest and […]

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    India’s Daughter ? Be Very Afraid To Be One

    India-Rape

    By   1 year ago

    India is a gargantuan Ostrich, highly irritable and takes offence at the slightest pretext, as if it was the national pastime. Its biggest strength, however, lies in its ability to hide its head in the sands of denial and pretend nothing wrong ever happened. Jyoti (Do not give me the Nirbhaya bullshit, call her by […]

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    Culture Minister Who Writes Filthy Songs

    VINAY BIHARI

    By   2 years ago

    Vinay Bihari is the Art, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister of Bihar, a state which has produced the likes of Bhikhari Thakur, Bismillah Khan and Sharada Sinha. The Cultural Credit of Vinay Bihari is mostly his ability to write songs and he plays lyricist for Bhojpuri Films. This week a film named “Jaan Lebu Ka […]

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    Mob Violence In Pune Over Facebook Post

    fire

    By   2 years ago

    At first I thought of ignoring this fresh cycle of violence, partly because I was afraid of speaking against the mobs. However water seems to be running over the head now and has been mostly ignored by mainstream media for most part. Pune started seeing disturbance on Sunday, 1-Jun-2014 when mobs on two wheelers started doing […]

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    Justice for Sanam Hasan

    Sanam Hasan

    By   2 years ago

    To, The Honorable President of India, The Honorable Union Minister of Home Affairs, The Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, The Honorable Chief Justice of India, The Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Subject: Petition for a CBI investigation under the vigilance of the apex court of India in Sanam Hasan’s murder case. Respected Sir, The nation lost a […]

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    Gallantry Award for the Policemen who found Azam Khan’s Buffaloes

    Azam Khan

    By   3 years ago

    I was choked with emotions when the news broke in that in an Operation launched at an unprecedented scale, the Uttar Pradesh Police has managed to rescue Azam Khan’s seven buffaloes which were stolen a day before. The whole administration of Rampur worked as one unit  on this task and I was so filled with […]

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    The Archaic Jungle Called Indian Penal Code: 377 and Beyond

    Women_in_India

    By   3 years ago

    Our Honorable Supreme Court has been giving predictably shocking judgement recently, be it giving another bail to Laloo Yadav or the more notorious one in which it set aside a 2009 ruling by Delhi High Court which had rendered Article 377 null and void. The Apex court has ruled that changing the laws is the […]

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    The Politics of Morality And Poor Mannequins

    Amul

    By   3 years ago

    The problem with a democracy is that any idiot, who has the capability to gather a mob around him, can call the shots. A perfect example of this is the Municipal authority of Mumbai. In a sudden flash of (marijuana induced?) wisdom, someone identified the root cause of the increasing number of crimes against women […]

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      Economy View All →

      The First Falling “BRIC” ?

      Economy

      By   4 years ago

      The biggest news of today was not the spat between Modi and Nitish or what ICC had to say about the match fixing Bimbo, but about S&P threatening to downgrade India to – the worst possible nightmare – Junk grade. This “warning” comes on the back of slowing growth, declining IIP, a falling currency and […]

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      Rs 32 for the Common man and Rs 35 Lakh for Toilets

      35LakhToilet

      By   4 years ago

      Call it the heights of frustration! For past few days, the nation’s mindspace has been taken up by 2 toilets built by the Planning Commission, at the cost of Rs 35 lakhs ! By the way this is the same planning commission which decided sometime back that Rs 32 was sufficient to fulfill the basic […]

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      32 ka Dum !

      india01

      By   5 years ago

       Long back in the 1960s, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, riding on the groundbreaking slogan of “Garibi Hataao”, became the Prime Minister of India. It will never be established how much “Garibi” was removed in those decades of the “Hindu rate of growth” but Garibi Hataao” remained the flagship of the elcetoral battle formation of the Congress […]

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        नंबर 473

        Roote number 473

        By   3 years ago

        जिंदगी में कुछ चीजे ऐसे ही होती हैं जो बहूत कुछ सिखा जाती हैं ..ऐसा ही कुछ हुआ मेरे साथ. सुबह सुबह मैं बस स्टैंड चला गया सोचा आज सफ़र बस से कर लूँ ..तभी अचानक बिलकुल नयी चमकती हरी बस मानो लग रह था जैसे सड़क पर नरम हरी घास  की सेज बिछी हुई हो […]

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        लड़की ही तो थी ?

        girl

        By   3 years ago

        परसों की बात है मेरे गोद में चहक रही थी बार बार मेरे गालों को चूम रही थी जता रही थी वो अपना प्यार कभी मेरे चश्मे को नन्ही उंगलियों से पकडती कभी चाभी के गुच्छे को मुह में दबाती कभी गुब्बारे के इन्तेजार में घंटो धुप में खड़ी रहती अचानक सब ख़तम होगया मैं […]

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        फुलवा नहीं रही ..

        lado

        By   3 years ago

        वो हर रोज आता कभी सड़क पर मेरे आँचल को खींचता कभी सरेआम दुपट्टे को ले भागता मैं रहती डरी सहमी अपने आप में घुट्टी सोचती क्या बोलूं किस्से बोलूं कोन सुने ये हाल मेरा चुप रही आगे बढती रही मानो जीवन एक चोराहे पर आ बट गयी हो पर जब देखती माँ बाबु को […]

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        मंटो के लिए ..

        Manto

        By   3 years ago

        मंटो …एक कश्मीरी, एक पाकिस्तानी या सिर्फ एक कलम, जिसने अपने समय से आगे जाकर वो लिख डाला जो आने वाली सदी के लिए बीते हुए पल का मात्र एक दस्तावेज ही नहीं सब कुछ हो ..”मंटो ” का मतलब होता क्या है ? इसका जिक्र मंटो ने अपने ही शब्दों में बड़ा खूब लिखा है। मंटो कहते हैं […]

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        हिटलर की नानी की जय हो!

        Nagarjun_(1911-1998)

        By   3 years ago

        इसके लेखे संसद=फंसद सब फ़िजूल है इसके लेखे संविधान काग़ज़ी फूल है इसके लेखे सत्य-अंहिसा-क्षमा-शांति-करुणा-मानवता बूढ़ों की बकवास मात्र है इसके लेखे गांधी-नेहरू-तिलक आदि परिहास-पात्र हैं इसके लेखे दंडनीति ही परम सत्य है, ठोस हकीक़त इसके लेखे बन्दूकें ही चरम सत्य है, ठोस हकीक़त जय हो, जय हो, हिटलर की नानी की जय हो! जय […]

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        बर्बरता की ढाल ठाकरे

        Nagarjun_(1911-1998)

        By   3 years ago

        बाल ठाकरे! बाल ठाकरे! कैसे फासिस्‍टी प्रभुओं की, गला रहा है दाल ठाकरे! अबे संभल जा, वो आ पहुंचा बाल ठाकरे ! सबने हां की, कौन ना करे ! छिप जा, मत तू उधर ताक रे! शिव-सेना की वर्दी डाटे जमा रहा लय-ताल ठाकरे! सभी डर गए, बजा रहा है गाल ठाकरे ! गूंज रही […]

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        The most insensitive ad on Indian Television

        ad

        By   3 years ago

        From the settings, it looks like a prison/ concentration camp in South East Asia. The prisoners have their hands tied behind their backs and they look clearly terrified. The Firing squad takes its position and at the signal of their chief, they start firing. The hapless men fall on the ground in a heap. No, […]

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        पंद्रह अगस्त की पुकार

        15-august

        By   4 years ago

        पंद्रह अगस्त का दिन कहता आज़ादी अभी अधूरी है। सपने सच होने बाकी है, रावी की शपथ न पूरी है।। जिनकी लाशों पर पग धर कर आज़ादी भारत में आई। वे अब तक हैं खानाबदोश ग़म की काली बदली छाई।। कलकत्ते के फुटपाथों पर जो आँधी-पानी सहते हैं। उनसे पूछो, पंद्रह अगस्त के बारे में […]

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