What is wrong with Hindutva?

“While Hinduism – or call it what you will – is thousands of years old, the Hindu isn’t. The Hindu of our time – or the Christian, the Muslim, the Jew, and the rest of it – is in large part a fairly recent being. He (the He-ness of it needs to be emphasized) is forcibly brought into existence by the myriad forces of modernity which unhinged him from the organic traditions of the past his forefathers had been living for centuries and left him anxious about his place in the world.”

Higher Education and Research in India: Whither Its Future?

Now that the dust of the pitched verbal battle that ensued from the ministerial words of wisdom over the lack of ‘world-class’ faculty of the IITs and IIMs has somewhat settled, it is pertinent for us to dig a little deeper and weigh Jairam Ramesh’s observations in their appropriate contextual measures.

Jan Lokpal or Big Brother – What Are We Lighting Candles For?

How easily futility can set in their minds like something very important and urgent, particularly when they see people like Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan,...

Mr. Advani: Watch your Mouth

Old man has done it again, and this time too without being aware of what he is doing. From jai Shri Ram to Jai Shri Musharraf (Pervez Musharraf),...

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.

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...

Mr. Advani: Watch your Mouth

Old man has done it again, and this time too without being aware of what he is doing. From jai Shri Ram to Jai Shri Musharraf (Pervez Musharraf), Advani has proved to be a butt of political jokes and the most recent in the series is his senseless rattling to make...

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US Economy in Crisis

Experts are divided in their opinions. They are not sure, if the ongoing economic crisis of the United States has reached its climax, or we are sitting, composed in the eye of the economic hurricane. Whatever be their opinions about the current economic condition,...

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is an art or not? This debate should be left for the critics to fight and decide, whatever its final status comes to be, no one can deny the way photography has affected visual storytelling. Started with cave painting, visual storytelling has reached the...

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Help Delhi Maintain its Hygiene!

It was November morning and wintery (just on paper like everything else in India). The day was not as cold as it had to be. Regardless, I rode toward Gurgaon, feeling empowered, on my 350cc beast. The sweet sound of engine and the rustling of air through my helmet are...

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