When Manmohan Singh was pretending to be the Prime Minister of India but Sonia Gandhi was actually taking decisions from behind, the government policy was not decided by the cabinet but by Mrs Gandhi’s kitchen cabinet called the NAC, the national advisory council, filled with leftist activists like Aruna Roy, Yogendra Yadav, Jeane Dreze, Harsh Mander, etc. After 2014, when that corrupt and inept government … Continue reading Undemocratic: story of the war on democracy in India
It is now more clear than ever before that the big tech companies have grown too big and too powerful and have started manipulating what we read, watch and how we think. They have also shown in no uncertain terms that they are willing to use their platforms, money and influence to further the agenda of the radical leftist ideology that has caused destruction of traditions, culture, families, social harmony, and economies everywhere in the world where it had come to dominate. Continue reading Why the Big-Tech needs to be regulated
There has been a series of incidents in Andhra Pradesh where temples have been desecrated. There are widespread allegations that this is due to the current state government’s support for proselytization activities. What do these incidents really bring out? Continue reading Crusade against Hindu temples in Andhra and silence of the secular establishment
I had started this year with a few targets to complete in this year. The objective of this post is to review how far I was able to complete them and to set some new targets for the next year. Continue reading 2020: The year in review from the basement
Few days back, on 16 December, results of the election to the local self-governing bodies (panchayats, municipalities, corporations, etc) were announced. These elections are generally considered a dress rehearsal or an opinion poll for the election to the state assembly in May next year. As the table below will show, however, the results were not commensurate with the noise each front generated.
In my view, the result is a reflection of the political realignment of different religious and social groups happening in Kerala. This realignment is what has helped CPIM and LDF overcome the sort of corruption and criminal behaviour allegations which have never been seen in the state’s political history. Continue reading Some notes on results of Kerala local body election 2020
India’s relationship with socialism is like that of Vikram and Betaal, with a small twist – the more we try to get rid of it, the deeper it gets rooted into our society.
We have to find a way to free ourselves of this Betaal called socialism if aspire for dignified living and if we want to leave a nation for our children that appreciates and encourages innovation, hard work, honesty, risk taking and prosperity. Continue reading India and the socialist Betaal
In a free market, the only way to force a business to pay attention to its customers is by disrupting it’s monopoly and creating competition. If you don’t like the service a business provides, move to an alternative one. I have often observed a certain type of attitude among Indians, with frustration. Continue reading India doesn’t have a social media problem but mindset problem
Recently the jewellery brand Tanishq released an ad which triggered a massive backlash on Twitter and other social media platforms. The ad had a pregnant Hindu woman, ostensibly married into a Muslim family, and how broad minded this family was that they celebrate her baby shower as per Hindu custom. The idea was to show the situation of a Hindu girl in a Muslim family … Continue reading Tanishq, Eros Now and the business of Hindu hate
Recently read a piece in Print on how the Vocal for Local campaign promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters is all hypocrisy because the ‘nationalists’ had abandoned the Indian mobile phone maker Micromax and preferred Chinese mobile brands. If interested, you will find the article here. First, the prime objective of the article appears to be to deride nationalists as hypocrites; Micromax … Continue reading Swadeshi and Nationalism in India 2020
If you have been on social media, especially Twitter, you would have heard things like right-wing trolls or left-wing anti-nationals or right wing Sanghis or left wing Urban-naxals, or that right-wing ecosystem is threatening minorities or that left-wing ecosystem is trying to break India, etc. Have you ever wonder what this right-wing and left-wing business really is? Do you know the background of these terms … Continue reading Ideology and politics in India