…And We Will Not Tolerate This!

Indeed sir, you won’t! But does it mean that you are going to take any action against it or do anything about it? The answer, indeed, is no. Not...

Responsive People, Irresponsible Media

Mumbai was attacked and we all were terrorized. We saw, we lamented, and we mourned! The way things took shape and are taking shape is indeed...

Obama: A World Leader in the Making?

A couple of months back, I wrote this sample article for one of my clients. As this was just a sample for which neither the payment was made nor the...

My Response to Life after capitalism on Aljazeera

I have posted the following in the reply to a discussion on Aljazeera.com about capitalism. I thought to share it with the readers who do not read...

Indian Premier League – A Saga of Greed, Corruption and Cricket

The vampire analogy fits the condition of Indian cricket well, which, in order to expand its reach and bank balance, embraced an experiment which turned it into something like a vampire – IPL. It is neither cricket nor entertainment, but a smudged outcome of the two, out of which an obscene face of in-your-face, soft-core pornography is visible, if you care to see – the hard-core ones are out with its commissioner Lalit Modi.

What ‘Anti-national’ Kanhaiya Kumar Means to India and Its Politics

The massive seats that BJP (and BJP-led NDA) won, gave them a feeling of getting carte blanche to do whatever they want, say whatever they feel like, and restructure anything and everything imaginable. And restructuring they did, sometimes coarsely and at other times with great finesse. The victory was seen as a culmination of a long historic struggle, as the PM acknowledged. The government is trying to make the most of the opportunity. Out of this historic struggle, which has resulted in attempts to rewrite and appropriate history and change perception, many so-called anti-nationals have been born, anachronistically.

Why are you mourning 26/11?

26/11 (Mumbai Attack) - Everyone is celebrating (no one is mourning or is bereaved) 26/11. Why is it so important? Why government, media, and people are so mournful about victims of 9/11? What is so different about 9/11? And how that incident was worse than what...

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Obama: A World Leader in the Making?

A couple of months back, I wrote this sample article for one of my clients. As this was just a sample for which neither the payment was made nor the copyright was sought. Hence, the decision to publish it on my blog or not rested with me. Today, while browsing through...

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