Gandhi

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 […]

Killing Gandhi with Apathy, Every Day

Killing Gandhi with Apathy, Every Day

I had been to Agha Khan Palace during my recent visit to Pune. For starters, here’s a brief history primer: Agha Khan Palace is a relatively comfortable bungalow where Mahatma Gandhi was interred during the Quit India movement. He was not confined in the regular jail because the British feared that if something happened to […]

Massacring Mahatma

It’s the flavour of the season to write or talk about Gandhi. In India and elsewhere, every writer worth his salt has to write a piece about Gandhi, what with magazines dedicating cover stories and movies eulogising his principles these days. I, an aspiring one, has also been pushed to the corner to prove that […]