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  • Modi’s 'Forgiveness' Blog: What He Said, What He Meant
    on Jan 1, 2014
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  • A Great Opportunity, A Serious Danger
    on Aug 24, 2011
    This is the sanest response to the current situation in India, that I have found so far. It's neither for nor against Anna Hazare and his team, but tells us to look at it more objectively and with a larger perspective in mind. This has been written b...
  • A Conversation That Never Took Place… Or Did It?
    on Jul 14, 2011
    PA To Minister, “Sir a revolution in India seems imminent, just like in the Middle-East. People had always known that corruption existed, but now with RTI they finally have proof. CWG, 2G, RadiaJi, and now fueling the nation's unrest are those li...
  • The Illusion Of Being Normal
    on Jul 5, 2011
    Statistics, they say, are like bikinis - they show and titillate, but refuse to reveal the vital. Well, here’s a case where that wisdom is reversed. And the case here is about normality. Everybody wants to be normal, to blend in, to be like others...
  • A Letter To My Fellow Indians
    on Apr 10, 2011
    My dear fellow countrymen, Congratulations on two victories – the world cup and the anti corruption movement headed by Anna Hazare. Now that the media brouhaha on both is over, would you care to talk some real issue and take some real steps? It w...
  • A Letter To My Fellow 'Anna-Hazare' Loving Indians
    on Apr 10, 2011 in Anna Hazare Lokpal
    My dear fellow countrymen, Congratulations on two victories – the world cup and the anti-corruption movement headed by Anna Hazare. Now that the media brouhaha on both is over, would you care to talk some real issues and take some real steps? It...
  • RESISTANCE, LEAKS AND THE GREAT INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS
    on Jul 24, 2010
    “Even the wind is providing resistance,” jokes Himanshu Kumar, about the difficulty of his cycle yatra. His face has a dark tan and his partner Abhay Sinh Rathwa complains, “Even when we have a downhill climb, he has to stop to take a leak.”...
  • RESISTANCE, LEAKS AND THE GREAT INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS
    on Jul 24, 2010
    “Even the wind is providing resistance,” jokes Himanshu Kumar, about the difficulty of his cycle yatra. His face has a dark tan and his partner Abhay Sinh Rathwa complains, “Even when we have a downhill climb, he has to stop to take a leak.”...
  • Green Zone - Gritty Indictment of War
    on Apr 12, 2010
    Review of 'Green Zone' i wrote for IANS. Copyright, IANS.  Film: 'Green Zone'; Cast: Matt Damon, Yigal Naor, Khalid Abdalla, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan; Director: Paul Greengrass; Rating: *** 1/2. War is never inevitable. Peace shou...
  • Green Zone - Gritty Indictment of War
    on Apr 11, 2010
    Review of 'Green Zone' i wrote for IANS. Copyright, IANS.  Film: 'Green Zone'; Cast: Matt Damon, Yigal Naor, Khalid Abdalla, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan; Director: Paul Greengrass; Rating: *** 1/2. War is never inevitable. Peace shou...
  • How Many Deaths Before Too Many Die
    on Apr 10, 2010
    Shoma Chaudhury, in her usual impeccable style, analyses what's going on. This is published in Tehelka this week: http://www.tehelka.com/story_main44.asp?filename=Ne170410how_many.asp How Many Deaths Before Too Many DieWE CAN PHYSICALLY EXTERMINA...
  • How Many Deaths Before Too Many Die
    on Apr 10, 2010
    Shoma Chaudhury, in her usual impeccable style, analyses what's going on. This is published in Tehelka this week: http://www.tehelka.com/story_main44.asp?filename=Ne170410how_many.asp How Many Deaths Before Too Many DieWE CAN PHYSICALLY EXTERMINA...
  • The Hurt Locker - Overhyped And Dangerous
    on Apr 9, 2010
    A review of The Hurt Locker I wrote for IANS. Copyright, IANS.  Film: “The Hurt Locker”; Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty; Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Rating: *** Let’s begin with the obvious. “The Hurt Locker” (THL) is...
  • The Hurt Locker - Overhyped And Dangerous
    on Apr 9, 2010
    A review of The Hurt Locker I wrote for IANS. Copyright, IANS.  Film: “The Hurt Locker”; Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty; Director: Kathryn Bigelow; Rating: *** Let’s begin with the obvious. “The Hurt Locker” (THL) is...
  • Gross Miscarriage of Justice in Chhattisgarh
    on Feb 4, 2010
    This outrage happens in India, a democracy. Will the courts of this country please stand up and correct this gross injustice? The piece below is from Sadanand Patwardhan's blogpost: http://searchlight-is-on.blogspot.com/2010/02/raipur-free-run-for-...
  • Gross Miscarriage of Justice in Chhattisgarh
    on Feb 4, 2010
    This outrage happens in India, a democracy. Will the courts of this country please stand up and correct this gross injustice? The piece below is from Sadanand Patwardhan's blogpost: http://searchlight-is-on.blogspot.com/2010/02/raipur-free-run-for-...
  • FAMINE, WAR, GENOCIDE and INDIA: Dr. Binayak Sen on Malnutrition- India's Biggest Problem
    on Feb 1, 2010
    Dr. Binayak Sen in this speech given at the Tata Insititue of Social Sciences, Mumbai India, on December 14, 2009, talks about a shocking truth about India. 33% of Adult Indians are Malnutritioned. 43% of Children in India are malnutritioned. In the...
  • FAMINE, WAR, GENOCIDE and INDIA: Dr. Binayak Sen on Malnutrition- India's Biggest Problem
    on Feb 1, 2010
    Dr. Binayak Sen in this speech given at the Tata Insititue of Social Sciences, Mumbai India, on December 14, 2009, talks about a shocking truth about India. 33% of Adult Indians are Malnutritioned. 43% of Children in India are malnutritioned. In the...
  • Wanted - More Natural Calamities So US Could Take Over The World
    on Jan 28, 2010
    If the US, after the cold war got over, is anyways going to take over the world as is evident from the article below and our cowardice at legitimising their illegal activities be it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa or now in Haiti just because they are r...
  • Wanted - More Natural Calamities So US Could Take Over The World
    on Jan 28, 2010
    If the US, after the cold war got over, is anyways going to take over the world as is evident from the article below and our cowardice at legitimising their illegal activities be it in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa or now in Haiti just because they are r...
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