Intellectual Anarchy

Smart cities or cleverly-disguised co...

Dignitaries at Smart Cities India: Reality in the Making

There was a interactive panel discussion in Mumbai WTC on the 29th of January 2015 to discuss ‘Smart Cities in India: Reality in the Making’. Dignitaries on the stage included Mr. Sanjay Sethi (IAS), Additional Metropolitan Commissioner-I,Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Ms. Laura Prasad, Secretary General, Indo French Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IFCCI), Dr. […]

2 days after Anna threatens agitation...

BJP advertisement showing a garlanded photo of Anna Hazare

News media quoted Anna Hazare criticizing the Modi government on not fulfilling its promises re black money and Lokpal Bill. Here is a quote from January 29th, 2015 – Indian Express: “Before he became the PM, Modi had promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s account by bringing back black money. It has […]

When Jayanthi Natarajan met Amit Shah...

Jayanthi Natarajan may join BJP

This morning, I woke up to a serious Twitter brouhaha which emanated from The Hindu carrying a letter by former Min. for Environment & Forests Jayanthi Natarajan to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. The letter was originally dated November 5, 2014, which made me wonder why it was being leaked at this later date. However, as […]

It was a republic day when the common...

Indian Government Republic Day ad

It was a republic day of rulers, by rulers and for rulers, as India made a big fuss out of the President of a country that has historically undermined our interest. A guard of honor, protocols waived. A deal the Prime Minister had himself declared to be against national interest passed as though it were a […]

Euphemisms of inhumanity

“Why don’t you get a job?” she asked. “Well my child is severely disabled and needs care.” I replied. A simple reply changed the direction of the conversation. “You really shouldn’t call him disabled. He is special needs.” She informed me, as though it was possible for the mother of a five year old disabled […]

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