Indian Politics

Fall of the Anarchists – Part II

Fall of the Anarchists – Part II

This is the second part of my analysis of Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation. To read Part I, click here. In this piece I take the second approach to analyse Kejriwal’s resignation: the way of Indian democracy. More than anything else, what disturbs me the most is Arvind Kejriwal’s disrespect towards Indian democracy. He makes sweeping allegations […]

Fall of the Anarchists – Part I

Fall of the Anarchists – Part I

No one was really surprised. In fact, the media houses have been predicting that Arvind Kejriwal will resign on the 16th February when the court ruling on Lt. Governor’s stand is awaited. February 16th, give or take a couple of days, they said. At some sections of the public he is being hailed as the […]

The Bigotry of the Telugu

The Bigotry of the Telugu

I have had a great respect for Telugu people. They are one of the communities in India who merge with the local culture of wherever they are. I have seen Telugu-speaking people in Tamil Nadu who live and behave like Tamils. I have seen them in Bangalore where the live like Kannadigas. You actually won’t […]

Congress-bashers

Congress-bashers

They say, there’s a time and place for everything. And this is not the time to praise Congress. We need to ensure that the Congress is defeated in this election and are made to sit in the opposition for at least the next five years. Perhaps they need to be given that time to reflect […]

Aam Arrogant Party – Part 2

Aam Arrogant Party – Part 2

Nearly a year ago, when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stressed this time-immemorial saying, ‘Money doesn’t grow on trees,’ little did he know that his bitter-most critic Arvind Kejriwal will come to learn that lesson. As his nascent government completes a month, Kejriwal is finding out that not only does money not grow on tress, that […]

Aam Arrogant Party

Aam Arrogant Party

I hope those who had proudly proclaimed their endorsement for Aam Aadmi Party are wondering what hit them. The last few days of AAP has been nothing but scandalous. It is, in a way, hard to believe that such a spectacular movement has reached such an absurd state. Those who are wondering what has really […]

AAP’s Main Challenge

AAP’s Main Challenge

On the eve of AAP’s takeover of the Delhi administration, it is worth pondering over some of the challenges awaiting them. For those who raised hands in the mohalla meetings and sent mobile text messages urging the Aam Aadmi Party to form government may not know the travails of the minority government. Kejriwal would know. […]

The Promise of AAP

The Promise of AAP

The regulars to my blog and my friends know my particular scepticism towards the AAP. A week before the elections, I even challenged that they won’t manage beyond a few seats. Clearly, I have misread the whole situation. AAP’s performance has been nothing but spectacular. This is one of the occasions for which superlative adjectives […]

Modi and India

Modi and India

The whole world knows now that Narendra Modi is the prime ministerial candidate for the BJP. Although it had been speculated for a while, there was a possibility, a teeny tiny possibility, as they say, that the BJP may end up playing safe. In fact, there are more cons than pros for announcing Modi’s candidature. […]

A Case for Drinking, Hic!

A Case for Drinking, Hic!

During the turn of the millennium, Time magazine drew up a list of top 100s of various things. It compiled a list of 100 remarkable people, 100 greatest novels in English, 100 greatest movies, and son. A little known fact was there was also a list of worst things, 100 worst ideas of the century, and […]