Letter 12: Partition horrors remembrance day, Taliban in Afghanistan, Periyarist government’s assault on temples and a deep-dive into Malabar Hindu Genocide

In this episode we discuss the partition horrors remembrance day, Taliban take over of Afghanistan, yet another assault on Hindus by the Periarist government in Tamil Nadu and a deep dive into what happened during Malabar Hindu genocide exactly a 100 years ago. Continue reading Letter 12: Partition horrors remembrance day, Taliban in Afghanistan, Periyarist government’s assault on temples and a deep-dive into Malabar Hindu Genocide

Letter 11: August 15, is it really Independence Day for Hindus in India?

In this week’s deep dive, we examine if 15th of August is really a day deserving of being called the Independence day for Hindus living in India. To be able to answer that question, we need answer to another question. What did we gain independence from on 15th August 1947? The immediate response that comes to mind is, from the colonial rule of the British. An ability to make laws and rules for ourselves. An end to being treated as 2nd class people in our own country. So, the question really is, have Hindus in India experienced any of these in the last 74 years. Continue reading Letter 11: August 15, is it really Independence Day for Hindus in India?

Letter 9: Ramayana month, Supreme Court’s COVID fight, sabka saath and What is Hindu rate of growth

In this 9th letter from the basement, we cover: the celebration of Ramayanam month in Kerala, Supreme Court of India tries to prevent 3rd wave of COVID in UP but not Kerala, Indian judiciary doesn’t believe justice delayed is justice denie, Modi government’s sabka saath policy on full display, Kerala’s 80-20 formula for distribution of minority scholarships, and a deep dive into what is called the Hindu rate of growth Continue reading Letter 9: Ramayana month, Supreme Court’s COVID fight, sabka saath and What is Hindu rate of growth

Kerala, Communists, Statues and Hypocrisy

In this year’s full budget of Kerala, CPIM state government has allocated 4 crores for construction of memorials to 2 politicians who died recently. One of them was a convict in a corruption case. The very same communists cannot stop ridiculing Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity in Gujarat as an example of government wastage. This attitude is typical of the Leftist ecosystem in our country. I discuss this in detail with examples in this letter from the basement. Continue reading Kerala, Communists, Statues and Hypocrisy

Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan was recently elected as Chief Minister of Kerala for a second term. Something that will be closely watched in the next 5 years is the developing power struggle within Kerala CPIM. The seeds of current power politics were laid ahead of the recent assembly elections when Pinarayi created an arbitrary rule and denied tickets to most senior party leaders and sidelined the few who got elected from inclusion in the state cabinet. In this vlog I examine this brewing game of thrones in Kerala politics. Continue reading Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala

Why is a Soumya from Kerala among victims of terrorism in Israel

In this vlog, I tell you about a very specific victim of the latest escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine and what her story tells us about Kerala. This victim I want to talk about is a young woman named Soumya Santosh. She was working as a nurse in Ashkelon city in Israel and was originally a resident of Idukki district in Kerala. She left behind a 9 year old son. Continue reading Why is a Soumya from Kerala among victims of terrorism in Israel

Post-election Violence in Bengal: 2021 season

As most of India is suffering under the 2nd wave of COVID pandemic, there is an additional humanitarian tragedy unfolding in the state of West Bengal. Following the recently concluded assembly elections in the state, supporters and active workers of the losing political parties, especially the BJP, are being persecuted and hunted down by the goon squads of the Trinamool Congress Party of Mamata Banerjee that won the elections. In this vlog, I examine the cast of characters in this tragedy and identify those who are persecuting Hindus of Bengal and those who have abandoned them after promising justice. Continue reading Post-election Violence in Bengal: 2021 season

BJP’s Sabarimala Conundrum

BJP has been trying to break into Kerala for a long time without much success. One of the reasons why BJP hasn’t been very successful in the state is because of the way votes are divided along religious lines between the two major fronts, UDF and LDF. In this year’s election particularly, BJP is determined to increase it’s seat tally in Kerala and media has … Continue reading BJP’s Sabarimala Conundrum