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

By   /  June 7, 2012  /  Economy, India  /  4 Comments

35LakhToilet

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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My experience with the Chennai Police

By   /  June 5, 2012  /  India, Society  /  2 Comments

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There is a website called I paid a bribe where people update their experience when they had to pay a bribe for being served by the government officials. This is my recollection of one such case where I had a first hand experience with the apathy and corruption of Indian Police. After getting a job […]

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Rural violence in Bihar

By   /  June 4, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

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  This massacre is not related to the agrarian struggle per se. It was an outcome of the struggle for hegemony over sand quarry in the Ganges and Sone riverbeds. In this incident the struggle for supremacy between two contenders for sand quarry?both from the same upper backward caste and supporters of political party currently […]

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Brahmeshwar Singh’s killing and the dirty face of Caste Politics

By   /  June 3, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Politics  /  5 Comments

Brahmeshwar-Singh

In past two days, I have been shocked to see the hue and cry of people paying homage to Brameshwar Singh who was slain by unknown assailants in Arrah yesterday. Any killing is bad and must be condemned but what surprises me is to see people glorifying this man as if he was a saint […]

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A Post for Tahrir

By   /  November 27, 2011  /  International, News, Politics, World  /  No Comments

Tahrir

A woman in Bahrin. Will not say anything coz this pic itself is more than enough to convey my thoughts…  

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