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...

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.

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...

War on Terror or Terror of War

It didn’t all begin on 9/11. But let’s say it did. Let’s shut off the critical parts of our brains and pretend to believe in the narrative of the mainstream media and powerful governments. Let’s forget that prior to 9/11, there was a decade long collaboration between the U.S. and the Jihadists against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan which left the country in ruins and in the hands of the crazed knuckleheads. Let’s also forget those CIA sponsored coups against the popular, democratic governments and installations of puppet regimes in the Middle East which oppressed their own people but kept the oil supply running westward.

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.”

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...

…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 tolerating and acting against is not the same thing. Action requires being proactive, whereas ‘not tolerating’ requires...

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What is this Naqvi thing, anyway?

Yes, Mr. Naqvi, you are not a subject for any discussion, you never was. You are the bait BJP, has hooked to allure Muslim voters, the thing we do when we go fishing. Even if you are an object, there is no clear idea about what kind of object you are? Let’s talk about...

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Two Mails that killed Whitenoise

Prologue These two mails marked the end of Whitenoise. This brain-child of mine came into existence to make the living simple and facts more reliable. In our over communicated society marketing message is everywhere, everyone claims to be best or number one (a few on...

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Trading with icicidirect.com

It's not easy to deal with the best companies, leader of the pack. They make big claims, to be the best, on time services, no waiting line etc., but their services suck, big time. ICICI bank is one such company. In the name of superior services, they'll create all...

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Thinking Media

Two things happened recently. One can be labelled important, while another should be called a piece of scrap. What’s important is the timing, how they coincided. I, just finished, Anderson Cooper’s, CNN foreign correspondent, book Dispatches from the edge and couple...

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Second Encounter

Hi Folks, I had wonderful time sharing the experience I had with HP Gift Redemption Cell (To read the complete story please see the relevant entry). This is the second and very fresh experience, u can even smell the blood on my cuffs. This time my mistake was to order...

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A Date with Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Introduction I was quite enthusiastic when I bought my Tablet PC from Hewlett-Packard (HP). And adding onto my excitement was offer of getting free iPod Shuffle and other gifts from HP. But this excitement was bound to be short lived, as I was dealing with a highly...

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