Category Archives: Life Style

Indian Farmers Protest is a Farce…

The interesting thing about this whole thing is 1. Agriculture/Farming has long ceased to be a profitable pursuit, inputs are costly, 2. water availablity is uncertain (they mostly opt for water-intensive crops like sugar-cane and plantains), 3. labour needs are … Continue reading

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`Malayatoor` Ramakrishnan – A Memoir

Superb memoir on Malayatoor Ramakrishnan – articulate and eloquently expressed. Continue reading

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The First Sign a Government is Losing Its Nerve – No, Sekhar Gupta, I do NOT agree !

PM Modi’s Independence Day speech is likely to be a game-changer I have always had respect and admiration for Sekhar Gupta.   He is never flippant or sensational, is a good judge of events and the political environment.   But he seems under-estimating Modi … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Democracy, Economy, India, India - The Unchained Elephant - Now, Industry, Kerala, Land Acquisition, Land Bill, Law, Life Style, Media, Ministers, Muslims in India, Parliamentary system, Politics, Prime Minister, Rahul Gandhi, the Bureaucrats | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do some in 200 million Muslims of India prefer to live in the ‘black-age’ ?

The charging bull is to be held by the horns, precisely what India did to a ‘dirty scoundrel and terrorist’ Yakub Memon. How else can we survive in our own country.   The earlier the Muslims learnt to co-exist with the … Continue reading

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Indian Faith

It may sound outrageous at the outset, but the fact is that the ‘Indian Faith’ (the British called it Hinduism in order to, successfully,  create a permanent divide betwen us and Moslems) is a ‘Godless’ one..   Yet we worship … Continue reading

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The power of pardon

Mr. Raghavan’s (Hindu Business Line – Power of pardon) masterly analysis brings out a very important aspect of ‘the theory of punishment’, but ignores two other vital aspects i.e. that punishment should  also do ‘retributive justice’ by assuaging the feelings … Continue reading

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No, Dr Shashi Tharoor – Britain Does NOT Owe Reparations

I disagree with Dr. Shashi Tharoor. While it is true that the British were highly purposeful, motivated and even selfish, their methodology in India sustains to this day, in many walks of life.   Positively too, the British-rule of 200 … Continue reading

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