Opinion

Elections 2014 – The Anti-Social Media

April 6, 2014
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Elections 2014 – The Anti-Social Media

Tweet As an avid social media enthusiast with strong opinions and a healthy following, i am not happy with the state of affairs. Very disappointed. I have been called an AAPtard, a Moditard, and a Rahultard at various points of time. Every day some or the other person asks me how much money i...
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Elections 2014 – The Great Indian Circus

March 30, 2014
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Elections 2014 – The Great Indian Circus

Tweet This election season is heating up. The debates are raging, in news studios, parks and around water coolers in offices. Decades old friendships are being broken over people’s political loyalties. The biggest question in everybody’s minds is no longer the name of the celebrity who will feature on the next episode of Koffee...
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Small States. Big Debate.

August 9, 2013
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Small States. Big Debate.

Tweet After the recent announcement of creation of the Telangana state, my first reaction was a sense of disappointment. ‘This is just a political stunt.’ ‘These people will break up the coutry for their petty gains.’ ‘Are we going back to the hundreds of princely states Sardar Patel and co. helped consolidate?’ And i...
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It Is No Longer Not My Problem

December 31, 2012
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It Is No Longer Not My Problem

Tweet So the rapists ought to be castrated and butchered, ours is a nation of political eunuchs, and RIP The-Lass-Who-Died-Unnamed. And soon Tuesday morning dawns, we make our way to work, 2013 washes over us in the blink of an eye, and life moves on ruthlessly, as do people. But let us not fault...
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Let Us Never Forget

December 29, 2012
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Let Us Never Forget

Tweet We woke up today to a terrible news. The brave girl who suffered the horrifying gangrape in Delhi passed away last night, after an extended battle with her injuries. May she rest in peace. Now we know the usual drill. Something terrible happens. We outrage on Twitter and Facebook. The politicians shed some...
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The Sad State of our Democracy

December 23, 2012
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The Sad State of our Democracy

Tweet When we were little kids in school, Civics used to be one of the drab subjects. Drab but important, because it taught us a lot about our society, law, democratic principles, governance etc. There was the cool sounding, ‘democracy is government by the people, from the people, for the people.’ There were concepts...
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On Women, Rapes and Medieval India

December 19, 2012
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On Women, Rapes and Medieval India

Tweet There’s something very wrong going on with the world we live in. No, I am not talking about the abysmal performance of the Indian cricket team, Sachin not retiring, or even global warming. This is about the increasingly horrid news stories we’ve been hearing these past few days. There was a trauma center...
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Satyamev Jayate

May 8, 2012
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Satyamev Jayate

Tweet Aamir Khan’s new show Satyamev Jayate began this week amidst immense hype and scrutiny. By now a lot has been written and said about it, but i just had to write about it after watching the first episode last night. In case you haven’t watched it yet, the first episode of the show...
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Advertising Ka Jalwa

April 18, 2012
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Advertising Ka Jalwa

Tweet ‘Please don’t go away. We will be right back after a ‘short’ break.’ Advertisements. Hate them or love them, you just cannot escape them. Every ten minutes, in the middle of a highly engrossing match or a TV show, you are subjected to random models or celebrities strutting their stuff across your screen,...
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I Am Anngry

September 9, 2011
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I Am Anngry

Tweet Two days ago I was in a hospital waiting room when they flashed news on the TV about a bomb blast outside Delhi High court. Over the next few hours as I watched more coverage of the event, I felt a crazy anger simmering within. I wanted to get a butter knife and...
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What is Democracy?

August 28, 2011
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What is Democracy?

Tweet Today is a historic day for India. After 12 days of going without any food, Anna Hazare managed to get the govt to agree to some of his demands. The provisions of the proposed Jan Lokpal bill are to be considered by the Parliament, having been agreed in principle in initial debates. Having said...
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The Importance of Raj Thackeray

November 11, 2009
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Tweet Ram Kadam, the mustachioed warrior out to protect Marathi Asmita assaulted Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi while the latter was taking his oath as member of the Maharashtra assembly. The reason was that Azmi refused to pay any heed to the MNS warning to all MLAs to take their oaths in Marathi, and...
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Because We Own The World

June 10, 2009
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Because We Own The World

Tweet So the Indian students stabbed an Australian with a scew driver, and have started patrolling the streets. Soon they will march up to their seat of government, acquire it, and proclaim Australia an Indian colony. WTBF! I have been an Indian student in the US, following which i lived a happy few years...
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Divided We Fall

November 16, 2008
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Divided We Fall

Tweet Once upon a time, there was a nation that could have lived happily ever after. But then that nation decided to become a democracy, and a confused mix of socialism and communism and capitalism. Things would never be the same again. Down the line, several new isms joined in. Big brother communalism started...
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The Other India

October 7, 2007
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Tweet India is shining. The Indian elephant is on a roll, galloping along on the path to economic progress. India has more billionaires than any other Asian country. Indians are starting new companies. Indian companies are acquiring foreign ones. The rupee is stronger than it has been in recent years. Foreign exchange reserves are...
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