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
In this vlog I look at what is driving Rahul Gandhi’s demand for free COVID vaccines and dive deep into the consequences of following up on that demand. Continue reading Rahul Gandhi’s (logic) free speech
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
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
1960s and 70s was a period in American politics when Left became Right and Right became Left. I believe a similar inversion is currently going on in India. Read to know more. Continue reading Is this a period of ideological inversion in India?
Despite claims of its supporters of standing up for equality and justice, communist politics has always been associated with violence, repression, authoritarianism and intolerance of dissidence. However, there is a tendency to romanticize and justify communist excesses as a deviation rather than its characteristic. Such exercises are generally supported by popular culture in movies, television and books. As also by politically motivated left-liberal academics. Here is my attempt to counter that propaganda.
Continue reading What is Communism
It’s been revealed that Rahul Gandhi’s new friends at Cambridge Analytica are data thieves who use lies, fake news, prostitutes and social divisions to help their masters win elections. I examine here if the tactics that they used elsewhere will work in India. Continue reading Can Cambridge Analytica Work It’s Magic In India
Information Factory Bulletin for week 07 of 2018 is here. More political violence in Kerala, communal politics in the Northeast, BJP celebrates Hampi, Congress celebrates Sultanate Continue reading Bulletin: 07/2018
Bulletin 02/2018- Success of Swachh Bharat, multiple setbacks to Kerala CM, troubles of left-wing site The Wire, silverware stealing editors & more Continue reading Bulletin: 02/2018