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Posted on February 7, 2007 | 5 CommentsThis post is partly my response to an offline discussion I had with a blogger I admire, whose original post trigged this response. Jagadish writes: This makes it even tougher to explain how dark-skinned chaps became heroes in the epics since most folks in northern/western...
Posted on February 5, 2007 | No CommentsRead and weep tears of blood. Our Puppet Prime Minister makes a stirring speech set to ignite the souls of India’s youth. Right in his backyard, his own people–with or without his knowledge–indulge in mischievous plotting to screw India forever. PM’s thinktank falls apart Santanu...
Posted on January 1, 2007 | 10 CommentsHere’s wishing you guys a splendid new year! I hope you’ve recouped from your collective hangovers. As kids, we grew up listening to and believing the famous line where we’ll keep doing throughout the year the thing that we did on Jan 1 of that...
Posted on October 11, 2006 | 8 CommentsIndian secularism has come of age. Not too long ago, assorted figures like Mullahs and now, increasingly, Christian groups, used to holler that their sentiments were hurt and blah. The current dispensation would instantly rush to their rescue and impose a quasi ban on whatever...
Posted on July 18, 2006 | 5 CommentsThus spake the architect of India’s downfall, Jawaharlal Nehru, before the shameful defeat of 1962. Cut to 2006, his successors–irrespective of which party they belong to– have done him proud. Desipundit calls Slashdot’s headline on the subject “unfortunate” Slashdot has the story with an unfortunate...
Posted on May 8, 2006 | No CommentsReader Santosh made an observation on my review of Impressing the Whites and asked me if I’m open to debate. Since this is a topic lots have varied and often severely passionate opinions on, I thought it fit to reproduce his remark here. Your contributions...
Posted on February 21, 2006 | 5 CommentsFrom a columnist I’ve long admired: Sandhya Jain. Here’s the article, reproduced in full because the Pioneer link is… I don’t have to repeat it. Communal catechism Sandhya Jain An unmistakable aspect of the controversy over the Danish cartoons caricaturing Prophet Mohammad is that the...
Posted on December 26, 2005 | No CommentsReader Chetan has sent in a thoughtful comment as response to my post on Ananthamurthy. He has hoped it’ll garner a debate, so I’m posting it as is. Hi Sandeep, I tried to post my comment on your excellent post on the Bangalore issue. However...
Posted on December 1, 2005 | 7 CommentsIt’s feels nice to say, hear, and read that Weblogs are “personal” records that if you don’t like someone’s blog, don’t read it. However, do we actually write for a specific audience? More generically, do we write in the hope that somebody reads it and...
Posted on October 11, 2005 | 4 CommentsFirst: a resounding standing ovation to Gaurav Sabnis for refusing to be cowed down by the venal IIPM’s hectoring tactics. A second round of ovation also for displaying courage that is rare in these days of cynicism: electing to quit from his job. The Indian...
Posted on April 15, 2005 | No CommentsSorry but I’m totally uninformed on this. But this article made interesting reading. Those who want to debate on the points I thought were significant can do so. And the reauthorization debate offers another important opportunity as well—the chance to blunt one of the most...