The Sham that is the Food Security Bill

The food security bill which was passed yesterday in the Lok Sabha has been criticized by the opposition because the government is trying to regain lost sympathy prior to elections. In the process they have ignored what should be the most important criticism for the Bill … Continue reading The Sham that is the Food Security Bill

Jugaad : The Indian Way of Life

Jugaad is a way of life, peculiar to certain sections of the Indian population, where one tries to achieve the bare minimum necessary to satisfy one’s expectation. It is, in other words, becoming a person who can “get things done”. In India, a philosophical embrace for this way of life, has resulted in the pathetic state we are in, and the happiness with which we continue to live in such a state. In such a way of life, one achieves the desired result through any means deemed fit. Therefore, as a parent, you would talk to the right set of … Continue reading Jugaad : The Indian Way of Life

Dynasty Politicks

I woke up to read that Rahul Gandhi would take over the congress. If you think about it, he would in fact be the 5th generation of people from the Nehru family to hold a high post in politics; Motilal Nehru being the first. In a democracy, if one family had been at the helm for the better part of 5 generations, you must wonder if the process has been truly democratic. I pity the congress for its narrow-mindedness. To have no democratic process to elect party leadership makes the largest single party in our democracy a family business. And … Continue reading Dynasty Politicks

Media Fever

The materialistic hand, over the past decade or so, has clawed itself deep into the integrity of journalism and press in our country, and this is quite disturbing. With News Channels flashing Breaking News for trivial reasons all the time, it has simply become like the boy who cried wolf. The trend has become such that today, News Channels use their coverage to instill ideas into people, to tell them what to think instead of telling them what to think about. News has become synonymous with political parties promoting their agenda; the inherent bias of newspapers which is traditionally to … Continue reading Media Fever

The Indian Dogma

Some people question why Indians, though intelligent, dont shine in the world as much as they ought to. We dwell on our geniuses, our Ramanujan, our Raman and our Chandrasekhar, but perhaps with a few more added to the list, the list stops. We say we have produced some of the finest brains the world has seen, but the “some” is infact a very small fraction. We have talent, this we convince ourselves, and we believe that we can move the world if we had to, but do we ever have to ? In a world where actions speak louder … Continue reading The Indian Dogma

On the Changing Perceptions

In an article like this, what would you address a female who is between the age of say 16 to 21 ? Should I call them women, girls or ladies. Lady makes it sound as if I were addressing some British Aristocratic woman. So, I guess we can eliminate that. The conundrum however, between ‘girl’ and ‘woman’ still remains. So, I will address the young pretty lasses, ‘girls’, when in the context, they remind you of the twelve-year-old girl you used to sit behind on the school bus and tease on the way back from school, and a woman when … Continue reading On the Changing Perceptions

यह देश है महान लोग बोलते हैं

So this blog post is an attempt at hindi poetry. As a non-native speaker of Hindi, it can be a difficult language. I remember those days before the Xth Standard Hindi Board examination, to get that over with was to unchain yourself from the shackles of a foreign tongue. Read and Criticize … यह देश है महान लोग बोलते हैं यह  देश जहां हिन्दू मुस्लिम भाई भाई यह देश है महान लोग बोलते हैं यह देश जहाँ  हिन्दू मुस्लिम कभी आँख में न देखी यह देश है महान लोग बोलते हैं यह देश जहाँ बहता गंगा, जमुना यह देश है … Continue reading यह देश है महान लोग बोलते हैं