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Disclaimer: This piece is going to piss off a lot of people. I mean no offence but if you do take offence, I consider it a deed well done. One of the defining sentences in the various analyses of post-Independence Hindu revivalism, which is also original is this: Hindus have been playing the game by the rules set by their enemies. [Ed: Paraphrased] Elst wrote this in his masterful Decolonizing the Hindu Mind in 2001. More than a decade ago. As we see, very little has changed since then. IfRead More

Posted On September 10, 2011By SandeepIn Commentary

What Krishna Would Do

The consistently brilliant Atanu Dey asks What would Gandhi do and at the end of his answer, says: “Why does it matter what would Gandhi do? What matters is what we should do,” I said. “Actually that’s why I ask what would Gandhi do,” CJ said. “I want to figure out what Gandhi would do and do exactly the opposite. It’s like this. Remember in some crime stories the detective asks himself what he would do if he were the criminal? Something like that. “Sometimes I ask myself what wouldRead More
It almost felt like meeting a long-lost friend when I read Dilip D’Souza’s comment on my Meera Nanda piece. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that name. I had to wait for several hours before I could respond because I first had to control a range of emotions that coursed inside me wildly. Only then did I respond. What followed subsequently was just like the old times. For those who came late, here’s a sample of the old times that I’m talking about. And then one fine dayRead More
This year’s Most Loathsome People of India Award Ceremony has arrived a month earlier. I had noted last year that people were vying really hard to outdo each other in loathsomeness and they haven’t failed to deliver. The list of awardees this year has been quite tough to compile…correction: the list was relatively painless to make but it was the ranking that got tough given the infinite hues, varieties and degrees of loathsomeness. Each one in this list is an emperor or empress in his/her own right. But then, weRead More

Posted On January 30, 2009By SandeepIn Commentary, Media Watch

This is Where Barkha Comes From

Watch this YouTube Video. Barkha Dutt actually had a talk show on whether we should “regulate blogging!” What does “regulate” smack of? That kind of explains some things in the Kunte episode.   Tags: Barkha Dutt, Barkha Dutt Threatens Kunte, Bloggers, Blogging, Free Speech, NDTV’s Legal Notice to ChyetanyaRead More