December 2013

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. […]

Dhoom 3

Dhoom 3

Cast: Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bacchan, Udhay Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff; Music: Pritam; Direction: Vijay Krishna Acharya The biggest drawback of Dhoom 3 is that Aamir Khan is in it. Had he not been there, the makers would not have attempted to ‘build’ any story in the first place. Therefore, where the story is absent, […]

We, The Petulant People

We, The Petulant People

The whole nation is boiling in rage. The street protests have sprung up everywhere. The left parties have started issuing serious warnings. The Dalit leaders such as Mayavati and others are wagging their fingers at the US asking it to ‘behave’. The Indian pride and, more importantly, the Dalit pride is at stake here. The […]

No Gays Please, We’re Indians

No Gays Please, We’re Indians

In one of the dark days of independent India, a culturally rich and diverse country, yesterday, the Supreme Court set aside the earlier High Court verdict and made homosexuality a criminal offence. In one stroke of pen, India was sent reeling down to the Victorian era when homophobia was at its height. The archaic Section […]

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 […]