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Posted On February 9, 2013By SandeepIn Commentary, Indian Politics, Tracking Leftism

Guha Gargles Goo Again

Ramachandra Guha never learns, does he? There’s a limit to how many times his bluff has been called. Or is there? Wait…there is a limit to the number of times his bluff has been called but given his record, his capacity to bluff is infinite. When I searched for “Ramachandra Guha” on my blog, it returned forty nine results. The piece you’re now reading happens to be the fiftieth time I’ve called Guha’s bluff. And this is just by me, one individual. Do your own research on the number ofRead More

Posted On December 21, 2012By SandeepIn Commentary, Indian Politics

Modi the Great!

This is a translation of my own piece published in the Sunday Special Supplement of Kannada Prabha on December 16, 2012. I thought this piece would be a fitting tribute to Modi’s stupendous and third consecutive electoral success in the Gujarat 2012 assembly polls. Comments & criticism welcome as always.Read More
There used to be a time not too long ago when the most charitable thing that the media said about Modi went something like this: “Narendra Modi is no stranger to controversy.” The story of how that narrative changed after the courts exonerated him in the riots cases and with how the Gujarat economic juggernaut kept rolling doesn’t need repetition. Today, no matter how hard the media tries, it simply cannot find a single thread to bash Modi, even the flimsiest, which it can expand, elongate and editorialize enough toRead More
It didn’t need a Rajiv Gandhi to tell us that only 20% of the funds allocated to any public project actually reaches the intended recipients. He only vocalized what was already well-known even in his own time. He was obviously talking about the corruption that occurs at all levels starting from the top. So let’s keep this aside for a moment and focus on the loot that happens at the bureaucratic level. What I’m talking about is a truism: that many a well-intentioned public project is mercilessly butchered on theRead More
Note: This is the translation of Pratap Simha’s piece entitled Narendra Modi Haniyalu Congress Hidida Daari Yenthaaddu? that appeared in Kannada Prabha on 21 July, 2012. Translation is entirely mine and has the author’s approval. You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just likeRead More
My oped entitled Justice Delivered on the Best Bakery judgment was published in One India today. Comments and criticism welcome as always. The Bombay High Court’s verdict on the Best Bakery case delivered on 9 July is in many ways a landmark judgment. The hearing, which went on continuously for a record 126 days starting on 5 March, was followed by the prosecution proceedings beginning on 19 June up to 1 July. The Best Bakery trial is also unique in another respect: it was held in open court in theRead More
Starting about two months ago, the spate of attacks in the media and elsewhere on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been relentless. Narendra Modi is no stranger to having all sorts of abuses, denunciation, and innuendo heaped upon him—for about a decade, he’s faced heat on exactly one issue. Now that the Gujarat riots issue cannot be milked any longer, he’s being attacked for his supposedly authoritarian style of governance, his “false” claims of Gujarat’s growth story, and even silly things that resemble a schoolboy’s complaint to his teacher.Read More
This post is authored by my Twitter friend valhalla_ in response to the media-created “porngate” in the Gujarat assembly. "An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex." ~ Aldous Huxley Everybody is not a Narendra Modi who treads the life of a warrior monk. Most politicians are normal people who have joined politics to get rich quick or wield power, and they have normal sexual instincts just as everybody else. Had they no power they would have fantasized about a sexy Vidya Balan justRead More
The latest news item to cause a fresh bout of uncontrollable loose motions in the Indian English media is seeing Narendra Modi’s picture on the cover of the Time magazine. Here’s the picture in question: Being the long-time Congress-cultivated Pavlovian breed that they are, the media wasted no time in giving wide coverage to the Congress party’s trashing of Modi instead of actually examining what the piece says. In a line, the Time piece authored by some Jyoti Thottam repeats the same lies about Modi’s involvement in the Gujarat riots,Read More
This was published today in the Pioneer. Comments and criticism are welcome as always. Media lionises a rogue cop SUNDAY, 09 OCTOBER 2011 Sanjiv Bhatt, the IPS officer who has levelled sweeping and baseless allegations against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, has a mile-long history sheet of violating every possible rule in the book — from abusing TADA to harass innocent people to planting narcotics to frame an innocent lawyer. His service record is blotted with several observations of his shameful conduct. Yet, for media he is a hero! There’sRead More
It couldn’t get any worse for the vile galaxy that comprises the media, intelligentsia, academia and the usual gang of Gujarat Cottage Industry freebooters. Let’s call it the media in short because it’s the media that gleefully opens its legs pages and studios and helps spread the poison. The Supreme Court today has delivered them a body blow by exonerating the object of their collective hatred. The Supreme Court today directed a Gujarat trial court to examine the report of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and the amicus curae’s reviewRead More
This was published today in the Pioneer. Comments and criticism welcome as always. Modi-baiters stand unmasked August 25, 2011    Sandeep B A sizeable section of the English media has been suspiciously enthusiastic about touting allegations as proof as far as the 2002 Gujarat violence is concerned. Recent revelations about those agitating against Narendra Modi and his Government have exposed them for what they are: Liars and myth-mongers. IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt is one such ‘crusader’ who should be shamed and shunned by all Intellectuals, academics, a sizeable section of theRead More