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- Is the Marathi manoos At Stake?
Is being called ‘Bhartiya’ more derogatory than taking pride in being called a Marathi manoos, UP ke Bhaiya aur Tamil Nadu ka
- Karnataka Politics & The Colony Of Thugs
Karnataka politics was always turbulent and this is just another cyclone it is going through.
- Those who Live in Glass Houses
Hypocrisy comes so naturally to most Indians that they don’t even realize it on many occasions.
- Liberal Nationalism
Liberal nationalism is the only form of nationalism that respects an individual on his/her merits; not on that individual's race, religion, ancestry or place of
- Justifying the UIDAI - A Case of PR Over Substance?
UID comes in benevolent packaging;however claims of good intentions can be sustained only with transparency of objectives and participatory processes
- Alternative Solutions to the Babri Masjid Dispute
This was the time for judges to completely astonish us with their intellect and creativity, and they failed me.
- Ayodhya Verdict - A Wasted Opportunity
Let's face it - today's verdict doesn't close this chapter. It doesn't leave us in any better position than we were yesterday.
- Allahabad High Court Delivers Split Verdict on Ayodhya
Public reaction seemed mostly disinterested, despite the ardent efforts of the media to play up the event as if it were the second Partition.
- Stop "Harming" Me!
No one can be "harmed" by a painting or a book. Those who claim that something offends them should just learn to deal with it!
- In Defence of Secularism
Secularism supports the individual against the pressure of the group and the individual conscience against the dogma of the group.
- Things I Hate About India: Part II
Nobody knows better than Viswanathan Anand, how big a pain in the butt our red tapes and protocols are.
- Ayodhya: A Letter to the Hindus
The battle for the Hindu identity won't be fought in the fields of Ayodhya. It should be fought in the fields of science, commerce, politics,
- Liberal Indians, Stand Up
It’s time to stand up for our convictions, for our liberal values.
- Commonwealth Games 2010: Incompetent and Deceptive
Uncomfortable but mandatory questions need to be answered in a hurry.
- The Common Shame Games of India
Could the cause be lack of portable loos near construction sites or just plain resentment on the part of the poor overworked labour class?
- Ayodhya Verdict: Will Hindus Get Justice On September 24th?
A democratically elected government can’t and shouldn’t be on its knees and request its citizens to maintain harmony post a court verdict.
- Looking Afresh at Kashmir - Intrinsic, Prudential or Systemic?
Every academic argument made so far has already been made before, and tried in some way, shape or form.
- Things I Hate About India: Part I
If you are still reading this article, then you are lucky enough to be at a place where there are less power cuts.
- Is Omar Abdullah A Liability?
Whatever is happening in Kashmir since the beginning of June is certainly embarrassing for the peace loving Kashmiris and democracy at large.
- Salman Khan's Experiments With Intellectualism
Sallu-mian has learned his lesson, which I think he won’t forget in a hurry. But a larger lesson is to be learned by a whole
- Our Prime Minister Is Not Losing His Sleep Anymore
Conspiracy or no conspiracy, things are not going the way they should and I have my concerns.
- Supplying Our Backsides
In India the whole system seems to work on a simple philosophy – a lot should go into the system with too little coming out
- The Best Circus Of India
Our parliament with its five hundred odd performers is better than all other circuses of the world put together.
- The Colours of Terrorism
The common thread is only terror, and the primary responsibility of the Home minister is to safeguard the public from any form of terror.
- Satire: Horrors Of An Indian Speech Writer
I certainly had some talent in writing Speeches, I must say, as today I write speeches for the who's who of the political fraternity.
- Rahul Gandhi Takes a Left Turn
What is curious and perhaps dangerous for India, is the garb that Mr. Gandhi decided to wear as the protector of the poor.
- Issues With The UID Project (Aadhaar)
Undemocratic process for project initiation and development; civil liberties; benefits and efficiency; technology; and Costs and Finance
- Do Politicians Deserve Pay Hikes?
I know these are very uncomfortable questions. But I expect no politician, however astute he may be should duck these questions and move on.
- Proud To Be Unpatriotic
If a bad policy is harming the nation then it could be said that criticising the government is the most patriotic thing in the world.
- Independence Day - Just Another 24 Hours
Are we valuing our independence? For that matter, did we ever value it to begin with?
- Saza-e-Kalapani - Can We Bring Back The Andaman Experience?
Are we trying to pay homage to all those who suffered for our better tomorrow or are we just revisiting the horror without thinking much
- Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
The film conforms to the genre, being simultaneously a 70s-style crime thriller and a chronicle of an inflating hypercity.
- Why We Will Never Let Kashmir Go
India is the young Gir lion, roaring its might to the world, its end nowhere in sight.
- A Tale of Two Men
Why is Amit Shah being referred to as ‘Modi’s Man’ while Sajjan Kumar has never been honored as ‘Rajiv’s Man’?
- Indian Railways Turning Into A Death Trap
Why are our railways so accident prone?
- A-vivek of N-Arundhati
When Narundhati treks through the jungles as a guest of Maoists, her biases ignore the blisters on her city feet.
- Which Bandh Was it - Bharat, India Or Hindustan?
Keeping aside the name of the Bandh or the minor suffering I had to go through, I do have my own set of perceptions for
More than 77% of our country's population lives on less than 20 Rs per day. This is not any...
- The Bhopal Gas Tragedy - All The Political Discussions
Or will it all die down when some other news takes it place ?
- Security Is A Comedy In India
The death of 140 odd passengers of a Mumbai bound train early Friday made us revisit the question all over...
- Modi Vis-a-Vis MEA
At last the dust has settled, of course after some tough talks by our MEA officials to their counter parts...
- Gujarat Experiment
Gujarat continues to experiment; it experimented in dairy sector, labour force and freebies. Now it has embarked on an experiment in voting.
- Err India: The National Crasher
I know it is really tough to be a patriot, but I am not definitely not going to take this tough route to be one
- Mr. Prime Minister, You've Disappointed Us Again
Torture or no torture, the whole media briefing needs to be forgotten in a hurry
- Satire: Meeting Your Maker Made Easy
India offers a unique blend of traditional and modern ways of making this trip, aided in part by our friendly neighbours.
- Salutations to Comrade Jyoti Basu - An Intergenerational Tribute
How many Chief Ministers in India in the future will be appreciative of the very subtle and abstract humour of PG Wodehouse?
- A Killing That Would Be Most Foul
The matter of Afzal Guru's death sentence is back in the news with Shiela Dixit...
- As Are The Subjects, So is the King
A ruler need not fear non-participative public
- Ajmal Kasab And Faisal Shahzad - Double Faults
Why would an educated man with a good job and a family plant a car bomb in Times Square?
- A Developing Turdistan?
India is possibly the only country in the world where humans bare their bums in reasonably full public view