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
Pinarayi Vijayan was recently elected as Chief Minister of Kerala for a second term. Something that will be closely watched in the next 5 years is the developing power struggle within Kerala CPIM. The seeds of current power politics were laid ahead of the recent assembly elections when Pinarayi created an arbitrary rule and denied tickets to most senior party leaders and sidelined the few who got elected from inclusion in the state cabinet. In this vlog I examine this brewing game of thrones in Kerala politics. Continue reading Pinarayi 2.0 and A Game of Thrones in Kerala
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
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
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
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?
Among the 58 ministers of the new Narendra Modi government, there is 1 representative from Kerala. I think that is one too many and Modi is being too generous to a state that has decisively voted against him by electing all 20 MPs from the opposition parties. That I am disappointed is an understatement. Like almost everyone, I too believed BJP would open its account … Continue reading Some notes on Lok Sabha 2019 results in Kerala
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
You may have seen many photos of Kerala’s CM recently. With Mamata, Babu, Kumaraswamy, Modi. But have you seen a picture of him consoling the families of landslide victims in his home state? No, those don’t exist. Want know why? Read on. Continue reading Kerala’s Chief Minister and the politics of tragedy
Have you ever heard of a public representative that gets her constituents arrested for demanding such a basic civic amenity as a bus stand? You wouldn’t have if you don’t know the leftists that are currently in power in Kerala. Read along for details. Continue reading India’s Left and the assault on democracy