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Posted On June 3, 2016By SandeepIn Media Watch

Teaching American Politics to Tunku

Where Arvind Kumar provides a scathing rebuttal to Tunku Varadarajan on his defence of Tanmay Bhat. Read More
Backdrop On 4 May 2016, the Kannada daily Praja Vani carried a news report which claimed that Brahmins belonging to the Sanketi sect performed the Soma Yaga at the Mattur village near Shimoga, Karnataka. The village is known as the “Sanskrit village” in popular parlance.  The Praja Vani news report quickly spread across the state and whipped up a frenzy of hostility against the Brahmin community as a whole with opinion pieces and editorials flying fast and thick. Equally, the report also generated massive outrage from the Brahmin community.  However, upon closer investigation,Read More
Demonstration in Europe

Posted On April 7, 2016By SandeepIn Media Watch

Contours of a Demographic Siege

A defining characteristic of our Secular-Left-Liberal academics is their incredible felicity to theorise reality. This theory is then injected into public discourse by their handmaidens in the media. As a consequence, we now have an entire generation of academics who sit in the lawns and lounges of India International Centre and spout out the “real” reason for say, the Muzaffarnagar riots and reel off reams of “analyses.” Equally, we have an entire generation of journalists whose faculties rebel against even the notion of stepping out their TV studios. And inRead More
As the year draws to a close, I’m back again with the annual ritual of this blog. 2013 has truly been a year of several revelations, each one tumbling rapdily after the other. Most of them have, needless to say, been nauseating. However, the biggest positive revelation has been the emergence of Narendra Modi as a pan Indian leader. But then given how the loathsome people have continued to remain in important positions, and continue to give a dogged fight against the positives, the list has to be made. AndRead More
NOTE: This is my translation of Pratap Simha’s column in Kannada Prabha published on 21 Sep 2013. In Goa on 9 June 2013, Narendra Modi was appointed as the head of the BJP’s campaign committee. In the wake of this important development, Ross Colvin and Sruthi Gottipati from Reuters conducted an interview with him. Here’s one of the questions from that interview followed by Modi’s response to it: Reuters: Do you regret what happened? Modi: I’ll tell you. India’s Supreme Court is considered a good court today in the world.Read More
A Wastepaper Basket and the Traitors Within There’s a history of Muslim appeasement till 2004 and there’s the history of Muslim appeasement between 2004 and the present. The latter period has sown all the seeds of an impending implosion—if not civil war—of India if things continue to remain as they are currently. Pakistan’s singleminded pursuit of Zia ul Haq’s strategy has indeed yielded a rich harvest. Of course, this is not to mention the Indian state’s steady, all-round weakening—the NDA’s rule was a minor exception—which has only eased Pakistan’s ventures. OneRead More
The first wave of Jihad against India occurred just a few years after Muhammad’s (PBUH, for safety’s sake) death in 632 CE and it continues to this day. Let’s not forget that it took nearly five hundred years for the invading Turkish and Arab armies to establish an empire in Delhi, and another two hundred before the Mughal Empire took firm roots under Akbar. This holds an extremely significant lesson about the nature of Jihad: it is relentless and it goes on undaunted using any and all means available atRead More
Sagarika Ghose proves yet again that she’s a Category-5 Moron (thanks, Mediacrooks) in the very opening sentence of her ill-informed but intellectual-sounding titled piece, In search of the modern Hindu. Its time to liberate Hinduism from politics From there, she jumps straight into launching a veiled abuse against Narendra Modi and what she calls are his "social media armies." But the Category-5 moron-ness comes out in full play in this sentence where she refers to herself thusly:  Your humble columnist has the dubious honour of coining the phrase "Internet Hindus".Read More
  Preface Unless you are completely blind or you’re Rahul Gandhi, you would have by now realized that India has over the last two years been the victim of a renewed and vigorous tide of Jihad. This tide has lashed in several ways, affected various spheres of our life, and it continues to go on unhindered in various parts of the nation. But first, let’s look at some random recorded facts of the past and the present. 23 August 1929: An assault was launched on the Jewish quarter of MeaRead More
You spend a fortune to buy a pet dog of the finest pedigree but you’re surprised that it doesn’t, that it simply won’t roar like a lion. If that sounds absurd let me tell you what’s even more absurd. The whole shock-turned-outrage-turned-sympathy for IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. The people of Uttar Pradesh elected a party of rogues, thugs, murderers, and Islamic fanatics and you still expect that honest people wouldn’t be persecuted? Worse, you get all outraged when this inevitable happens. That is more absurd than expecting a dogRead More
  In Bhitti, his autobiography, Dr. S.L Bhyrappa narrates an eyewitness account of a series of rallies held in Delhi during the infamous Syndicate vs Indicate episode towards the end of the 1960s. These rallies had but a singular aim: to show the “Syndicate” that Mrs. Gandhi enjoyed a massive and popular support. Dr. Bhyrappa recounts how different groups and unions and associations—the Shoemakers, Association, the Garlic Sellers’ Association, the Hawkers’ Association, the Daily Wage Labourers’ Association, and so on—used to take out massive rallies almost every day. Sometimes, multiple ralliesRead More
The one word that comes to mind each time the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty’s name is taken is betrayal. Betrayal of trust, decency, hope, values, and the ultimate betrayal of the nation itself. And like with most betrayals after Independence, the tone for this betrayal too, was set by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Perhaps the most decisive mandate was given to him on a platter by Gandhi who handed him the Indian Prime Ministership by favouring him over Sardar Patel. And as history is witness, Nehru squandered this massive opportunity to show hisRead More