Miscellaneous Tag

Posted On April 6, 2011By SandeepIn Commentary

Saraswati’s Son Honoured

It’s more than befitting that Dr. S L Bhyrappa has been awarded the Saraswati Samman this year. Kannada writer S L Bhyrappa was on Tuesday chosen for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his novel ‘Mandra’… The jury which selected Bhyrappa was headed by former Chief Justice G B Patnaik. After consideration of works published in 22 Indian languages during 2000-2009, the Chayan Parishad (jury) selected Mandra, a novel in Kannada by S L Bhyrappa for the 20th Samman, a statement said…He is one of the best selling novelists in KannadaRead More

Posted On October 1, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

Blog Announcement

There seems to be a problem with my site’s bandwidth. I’m working on resolving it so that it doesn’t recur. Thanks for your patience. Regular programming continues.Read More
The  Pioneer carried a slightly modified version of my op-ed yesterday. Here is the original version. Shivraj Patil’s open admission of having “Soniaji’s blessings” is yet another new low that the Congress party has sunk to. What “Soniaji’s blessings” mean is an open secret, nay, acknowledgment of dynastic sycophancy, which goes by the name of loyalty. The picture is ugly. And cruel. Ugly because we have the nation’s Home Minister who is more worried about retaining power by any means than doing something about the relentless terror attacks on theRead More

Posted On August 14, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

Public Service Announcement: Indian National Interest

The Indian National Interest (INI) blogs were down due to server outage. They’re up and running now. Rest reassured. 🙂Read More

Posted On August 5, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

Kind Attention: Mr. Parrikar

Mr. Rajan Parrikar, this is a request to please contact me at sanwriterATgmailDOTCOM or by writing in my comments box.Read More

Posted On August 5, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

Pragati August 2008 Edition is Out

Professional knowledge and professional competence have to be acquired by hard work and by constant study. In this fast-moving technologically developing world you can never acquire sufficient professional knowledge. You have to keep at it, and at it, and at it. Can those of our political masters who are responsible for the security and defence of our country cross their hearts and say they have ever read a book on military history, on strategy, on weapons developments? Cam they distinguish a mortar from a motor, a gun from a howitzer,Read More

Posted On August 1, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

On the Lighter Side

If you ever need to take a break from earth-shattering issues, here’s the perfect site: http://sanghparivar.wordpress.com/ PS: Just returning the courtesy.Read More

Posted On August 1, 2008By SandeepIn Commentary, Tracking Leftism

Attention to Detail

I rarely read a professional politician’s articles unless I know his/her record. Sitaram Yechury definitely is in my list of no-reads. As an ex-editor, I’m happy to say that my eye for detail has not diminished one bit. Terror continues to stalk the nation. In five days, 55 bombs were planted (of which, mercifully, 25 did not explode) in the three cities of Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Surat, leaving at least 53 dead. Even for a country that has brazened such terrorist attacks in the past 60 years, this has comeRead More

Posted On July 31, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

History Blogging at its Best

In a truly awesome post dissecting our Puppet Prime Minister’s daughter’s dubious attempt to categorize historians, JK covers a spacious spectrum. His dissection is a series of consecutive slaps to the lady, who is ever so politically correct despite having her flashes of intelligence. But the best thing about his post is the amount of information it packs in a space of a few words. Enough said. Readit!Read More

Posted On July 25, 2008By SandeepIn Uncategorized

Mahabharata Question

For those of you who are generally pessimistic about the political scene in India, I have some good news. The state of India in the period described in the Mahabharata was to put it mildly, catastrophic. Explain how/why.Read More

Posted On January 9, 2008By SandeepIn Commentary

Cricket and Molestation

We must hand it to Dilip D’Souza. It takes only a particular genius of perversion to come up with this kind of comparison. Ordinary mortals lack this talent (pasted the full post here). Of two recent incidents — women molested in Juhu on New Year’s Day, Sydney Test mess — which one stimulated more press coverage? More public effigy-burning? More angry pronouncements about Indian self-respect, about an insult to national honour? If you have any idea, please let me know. I am awed.Read More

Posted On January 7, 2008By SandeepIn Commentary

If We have an Iota of Self-Respect…