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And Sajjan Kumar goes free …

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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  “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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Is there an End to the plight of the Vidarbha farmers ?

By   /  April 29, 2013  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  3 Comments

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Two cotton farmers from the Yavatmall district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra committed suicide on the day President Pranab Mukherjee visited the region. The deaths of these two farmers, Prashant Sidhewar, 25 and Ramkrishnna Pandurang Kathale, 32, pushes the number of farmer suicide in this year to 176. To put this into perspective at […]

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The most insensitive ad on Indian Television

By   /  April 21, 2013  /  Film, Musings  /  14 Comments

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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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Attack on Presidency College and the Rot in Bengal

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  India, Local, News, Politics  /  6 Comments

Kolkata, April 10 – The City of Joy seems to have reached a point where merely saying that not everything is right with the city will be a gross understatement. The city as well as the whole state has literally gone to dogs. Yesterday’s attack on the Presidency College was unlike everything this university had […]

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