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Voters’ Day
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Voters’ Day

January 25, 2020

Today is National Voters’ Day and the Election Commission of India has released advertisements asking voters to take a pledge. And that pledge goes like this: “We, the citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections,…

Armed Forces… stay at arm’s distance
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Armed Forces… stay at arm’s distance

January 18, 2020

In the last few years, Army Chiefs and senior security personnel have met the Press and spoken quite candidly. And that interaction has dragged them into a public debate, interpretation and criticism which has become political fodder. Recently, the first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said, de-radicalisation camps are operating in the country…

Power-Stress
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Power-Stress

January 11, 2020

As we have had a politically charged week with protests and violence, it’s time for some inane banter. This reminds me of my dinner a few days ago. I had been to Olive Garden restaurant and after we sat down, I noticed a young girl frantically asking the waiter if he had an iphone charger?…

Secular Who?
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Secular Who?

December 21, 2019

So, protests continue. While initially the protest was against leaving out illegal Muslims from Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), it has now moved to a ‘pre-emptive protest’ against National Register of Citizens (NRC). We say ‘pre-emptive’ because there is no draft in place for a nationwide NRC. Now, the protestors claim, if NRC is implemented and…

Thoughts on CAB
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Thoughts on CAB

December 14, 2019

The Citizenship Act of 1955 has been amended again and passed. This Act has been amended five times before, thrice by the Congress Government and twice by the BJP. The Bill was amended in 1986, 1992, 2003, 2005 and 2015. In the recent amendment, illegal Muslim immigrants have been left out from being legalised as…

When Gavel Breaks,  Gun Fires
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When Gavel Breaks, Gun Fires

December 7, 2019

Yesterday at an ungodly hour, four ungodly men were shot dead by the Telangana Police. All hailed it as justice served. A justice of biblical proportions in modern times, as the line from the Old Testament reads, “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.” So yes, ancient style of justice was delivered in modern times and…

Crotch-Crushers & Smart Clothes
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Crotch-Crushers & Smart Clothes

November 30, 2019

I have been wearing the same tailored trousers for a few years now and thought it was time to update my wardrobe to the latest trends.  So on a recent visit to Bengaluru my friend Zaki became my sartorial guide. He took me to a shop called TexMart behind Commercial Street. They had many international…

From Roar to … Purr
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From Roar to … Purr

November 23, 2019

This morning the BJP pulled off a coup in Maharashtra. Many who watched the news on TV this morning were left wondering if it was fake news. The headlines read “BJP-NCP form Government in Maharashtra.” Even more shocking, they had already sworn-in BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister (CM) and Nationalist Congress Party’s (NCP) Ajit…

Unholy Alliance
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Unholy Alliance

November 16, 2019

One has to ask, what use is a pre-poll alliance if the partners cannot deliver a Government even after the people have given them the mandate?  It is said Politics is the art of possibilities, but Shiv Sena and BJP have shown the art of irresponsibility. They have left Maharashtra, a State that makes up…

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