Immediately after enactment of execution of terrorist Mohammed Afzal Guru, I had expressed serious concerns on this blog that this may result in retaliation and more violence in already fragile communal climate in India. You can read the original post here: Afzal’s Execution tells Congress is desperate and ready to Riskhttp://blogs.rediff.com/rahulwrites/2013/02/11/afzals-execution-tells-congress-is-desperate-and-ready-to-risk/ And it happened exactly [...]
Ever since Kumbh Mela has started this year 2013 at ancient city Prayag, TV News channels and print media have been bringing out many reports on the arrangements done by the government to facilitate the pilgrims. Everything was going alright and peacefully and the whole nation was getting tremendous positive energy by the good atmosphere [...]
“Terrorist Mohammed Afzal’s execution may indicate desperation in the Congress Party to come up well before general elections, but the risks it is taking may not be best for the nation”
So finally, after a long wait, terrorist Mohammed Afzal Guru met his destined fate of being met with capital punishment. At the time of posting [...]
“Will VHP endorse Narendra Modi for PM’s post at Kumbh?” This is a prominent headline in Hindustan Times today. Same is the case with all prominent news media, be it the newspapers or the TV news channels. All are busy focusing on Narendra Modi and speculating on whether he will be declared as BJP’s or [...]
While it is difficult to say for sure if Jeejaji Scam is true or not and perhaps no one will come to know because the govt will perhaps never do an honest probe in the scam, some facts speak for them. What is mentioned below came in yesterday’s Times of India on the front page:
Indian democracy becomes a joke when we talk about equality of all castes and religions. What our politicians actually practice is “vote bank politics”. Any group, be it a caste, religion, or gang, can demand and get anything and everything, if they are united and ready to “vote en mass” for or against any political [...]
Mamata Banerjee has been called ‘Railway Minister for West Bengal’, because of her ‘Rail Budgets’ showered disproportionately higher largesse on her home state West Bengal alone. In 2009-10 budget, she started 19 new trains for WB alone, shifted some proposed factories from Bihar to WB (revenge on Lalu Prasad), and also announced a mega power [...]
If you search Google with “Keralite mafia”, my blog post would appear on the second from the top! (as on 12 April 2011)
Here is the search:
And here is my blog post:
All governments keep some pretty little secrets which never come out in the public domain. These are sacred secrets. Those who try to infringe on these, are made to go in the oblivion without any news reports covering them. It is pretty common like this, in most parts of the world. But such schemes were [...]
Many of us were not happy when Congress had won the last state election in Maharashtra even after all had happened before, during and after 26/11. Terror attack was not a single issue, the issues ranged from farmers’ suicides to all round corruption. In the citizens cry after 26/11 attacks, the party only replaced the [...]
Wikileaks did a great harm to the image of Rahul Gandhi, the crown prince from “the dynasty” in India. He would never have imagined that his letter to the US Ambassador would be made public, where he said that Hindu extremism was a bigger threat to India than the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Islamic terrorism. The [...]
I believe most of my friends think that Gujjars’ demand for caste-based reservations was wrong and their violent methods of protests which caused grave inconvenience to commuters for weeks should have been dealt with harsh rap. But, ultimately they have succeeded in what they wanted.
Gujjars start returning home from rail tracks
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) Hundreds [...]
Caste Politics is perhaps the ugliest part of Indian democracy. Those leaders who claim to be supporting the weakest, often are those who grab their opportunities away, all in the name of political vote banks.
Caste based reservations in jobs and in schools and colleges was a very bad idea to start with. That is why [...]
Should a national level politician holding stakes in the government disclose one’s personal detail, when asked by the public? UPA head Sonia Gandhi or her children don’t really believe in this.
High Court dismisses appeal seeking information on Sonia Gandhi’s religion
Press Trust of India, Updated: November 29, 2010
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday dismissed [...]
Here is very interesting news.
In Nitish’ backroom, students from Harvard, IIT and TISS
It started with a student from Bihar at Harvard with a question as ambitious as it was simple: How can the leadership evolve in a predictable manner, not left to genetics or accident? The question had a specific context. It was encouraged by [...]
All of us remember the NDA government headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee with various feelings. Some of us appreciate that government, some of us like its decisions, some of us miss the quality of ministry it had, and I think most of us miss the sheer charisma of Atal Ji. But if “all is well [...]
UPA government has included some more castes in the OBC list in the caste-sensitive states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan and some others.
Government approves inclusion of more castes in OBC list
July 22, 2010 15:07 IST Email
New Delhi: The government today approved the inclusion of more castes in the central list of OBCs for various states. [...]
Recent news says Muslim bodies are supporting the UPA Govt’s plans (however genuine) to cut the annual Rs 900 Crores Haj Subsidy. And they have come up with some very interesting theories and reasons.
Muslim leaders back cutting Haj subsidy
The UPA government’s plan to gradually stop financing the Haj pilgrimage is a step in the right [...]
In the wake of worst ever Naxal attack in Chattisgarh on April 6th, I think it is time our Home Minister should realise that his so called hard talk would only result in more such retaliations from the Naxal terrorists. The average Naxal militant is not literate enough to read P. Chidambaram in newspapers when [...]
The manner in which the government of India is officially and unofficially harassing the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is a very sad face of our so called great Indian democracy. (I find anything written by me on this topic as fruitless; because I fear those would neither change nor console anyone: decades of such deeds [...]