It’s election time once again in Kerala. A new state assembly will be in place by May of this year. Traditionally, the trend has been that every five years, the government in the state changes between Left Democratic Front or LDF led by CPIM and United Democratic Front led by Indian national congress. Since 2016, it is the LDF lead by Pinarayi Vijayan that is … Continue reading Kerala Elections 2021 and Sabarimala Temple
Youth in Kerala has been protesting in front of the state Secretariat for the last several days. They are protesting to demand honesty from the Marxist state government in recruitment for government jobs. They are protesting to demand an end to the backdoor employment to the CPIM party workers and family members. They are protesting to demand a future for them in the state. You … Continue reading The Pinarayi backdoor employment scheme of Kerala
In this byte from the basement, I will examine the legitimacy of the concerns expressed by the international supporters of the ongoing farmer protest in Delhi regarding the alleged human rights violations and the environmental threat from the new farm laws passed by the Indian Parliament. Continue reading Farmer protest in India and international attention
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
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 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