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An Ode to Middle Class

An Ode to Middle Class

Budgets are interesting only for a few days of entertainment and nothing more. Many of the plans announced don’t get implemented and nobody goes back to previous years’ budgets to analyse how much was actually spent and how many of those announced plans were actually implemented. Having said that, what budgets help in understanding is […]

Modi’s Honeymoon – Part II

Modi’s Honeymoon – Part II

Then came the news that this government intentionally sabotaged Gopal Subramaniam’s chances of becoming the supreme court judge, because, well, because he worked against Modi and Shaw in the Shohrabuddin Fake Encounter case. Now aren’t you reminded of those UPA days when KT Thomas was appointed the vigilance commissioner because, well, because he was their […]

A New Era

A New Era

As we are all reeling under the hangover of the election results and mulling over the statistics and brass tacks of the percentages, it’s a good time to do some reflection on what happened and what’s ahead. The tsunami, or rather tsunamo as it is being called, has swept the nation. Barring a few states, […]

A Defence for Change

A Defence for Change

I have been seeing plenty of posts against the BJP in the social media. Some argue very persuasively, with intellectual clarity, on why we should not allow a right-wing party to gain power. Some appeal to baser instincts by ridiculing the catchphrase ‘Ab Ki Baar, Modi Sarkaar’ in a juvenile relish. Some are genuinely terrified […]

Happy Independence Day, Telengana

Happy Independence Day, Telengana

During the formation of Andhra Pradesh, apparently Nehru remarked that the joining of Telengana region was like an alliance of matrimony between unwilling partners with a provision for divorce later. I’m not sure Nehru really said that, and there have been conflicting reports. I skimmed through the Collected Works of Nehru for evidence of this, […]

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 […]