Monthly Archives: May 2015

What PMs References to Mukesh Ambani Reveal ?

Agree broadly with Venu’s observations.   In any democracy, more so in an under-developed one like India, people’s expectations are high, always unsatiated.   It is easy to kindle their hopes – Modi did this well during his campaigns – … Continue reading

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Time To Move The Needle From Salman Khan

Typical Suhel stuff, I guessed right as I read para one, itself. He points fingers at three, the media, the people and the judicial system. As for media, Suhel knows better than any one of us that the ‘media’ is … Continue reading

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Has Modi Repositioned India ?

There is a missing link, which N.K. Singh may have missed. In the kind of competitive politicking that India is used to, people’s expectations are, easily,  roused to unattainable heights, through popular sloganeering, padayatras like Rahul Gandhi is doing now, … Continue reading

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Sanskrit fever grips Germany

While I am excited about the enthusiasm for studying Sanskrit, there can be no escape from the realities of life. The truth, to my mind, at any rate, is that global civilisation has moved away from classical romanticism – it … Continue reading

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The Brahmins of Palakkad – The Palakkad Iyers

Brahmins in Palghat migrated at different times during the 14th to the 18th century, to Kerala.   They came in vis the Palghat Gap (Walayar to Pollachi) on the western Ghats or via the Shencottah Pass near Quilon.   Some did climb … Continue reading

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Democracy on Trial

The Indian elections have come and gone. While they gave a very decisive mandate for good and effective governance, sans corruption, it has also thrown a dangerous possibility about our democratic setup itself. The constitutional checks and balances guaranteed the … Continue reading

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‘Muslim and the City: Flats Rented to Us Become Off-Limits Overnight’ – Viewpoint of 1929

This writer, like everyone else discussing the subject on the media, is over-simplifying the issues. It is a lie that Hindus have any kind of animosity towards Muslims in India or anywhere else.   History will tell you that, India … Continue reading

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