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The Curious Case of Arvind Kejriwal

By   /  April 1, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

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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..

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Politics  /  No Comments

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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

By   /  August 10, 2013  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

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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

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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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