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

Statue of Sri Rama beheaded in Ramatheertham, Andhra Pradesh

Crusade against Hindu temples in Andhra and silence of the secular establishment

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 and the socialist Betaal

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

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

What is Communism

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.
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