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Democracy, Secularism, and Bodybags

By   /  August 10, 2013  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

loc killing

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

By   /  July 27, 2013  /  India, Politics  /  10 Comments

Nandana

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

By   /  July 16, 2013  /  India, Politics  /  4 Comments

intolerance

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’ ?

By   /  June 18, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Nitish

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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The Politics of Morality And Poor Mannequins

By   /  June 16, 2013  /  Society  /  7 Comments

Amul

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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