India doesn’t have a social media problem but mindset problem

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

Tanishq, Eros Now and the business of Hindu hate

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

Swadeshi and Nationalism in India 2020

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

Ideology and politics in India

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

The cult of one

…….it cost the nation a lot to keep you in poverty – Sarojini Naidu to Mohandas Gandhi Nothing has harmed the Hindu cause in modern era more than the personality cult, the deification if an individual. In 1947 we had the opportunity for a new beginning. Total population exchange and a constitution and governance system rooted in Indic wisdom accrued over centuries would have created … Continue reading The cult of one

Palghar Mob Lynching and What That Symbolizes for Hindus in India

On 16 April 2020, Kalpavrikshagiri Maharaj and Sushilgiri Maharaj of Juna Akhada were lynched to death by an armed mob along with their driver Nilesh Telgade near Gadchinchale Village in Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. What makes the gruesome incident worse is that it happened in the presence of the police who not only abdicated their responsibility but acted like cowardly onlookers. The entire incident … Continue reading Palghar Mob Lynching and What That Symbolizes for Hindus in India

The Unrelenting Misogyny of Kerala’s Red Films

Some of the finest movies, actors and technicians in Indian cinema have come out of Kerala. When it comes to quality, Malayalam movies are probably the best in the country. Kerala is also one of the most politically aware states in India and this is reflected in the movies that are made in the state. During the 1980’s and 90’s political movies were quite popular. … Continue reading The Unrelenting Misogyny of Kerala’s Red Films

The Malabar Hindu Genocide

The atrocities on Hindus in Malabar which started with the invasions of the region by Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan, reached their climax in August, 1921. Under the guise of the anti-British Khilafat agitation, Maplahs of Malabar unleashed a reign of terror on the minority Hindus of the region. Loot, arson, rape, murder and force conversions went on for months before the British army suppressed … Continue reading The Malabar Hindu Genocide