Politics is about PEOPLE

Money matters #India #Pakistan #TrackII Ved Pratap Vaidik role

Hafiz Saeed's one on one meeting with Ved Pratap Vaidik

This article stating that Ved Pratap Vaidik was participating in the TrackII dialogue representing RSS and Modi (Ved Pratap Vaidik met Hafiz Saeed in same trip, confirming my suspicions about his interview) was apparently originally published in Manorama but isn’t accessible anymore. Only copy seems to be in Kashmir Watch, which some people couldn’t access.…

The Best of U-Turn sarkar #49days special #updated

Modi on LoC conflicts and relations with Pakistan before and after

As the magic 49 number of days of Modi sarkar comes to a close, it has been a good journey. Looking back at some of the hilarious points of what is fast coming to be known as the U-Turn sarkar. Should India be entertaining Pakistani VIPs if there is conflict at the border? That is…

Rights must be inviolable

The electoral promise of bride trafficking

molki bride trafficking

BJP leader OP Dhankar made a sensation when he promised the men of Haryana that if BJP came to power, it would get girls from Bihar for men in Haryana to marry. Finding women to marry is a big problem in Haryana with its bad and deteriorating sex ratio, with over a hundred and fifty…

The idiot proof guide to media justice for women’s rights

Detail from Cloister Conspiracy, a sculpture by Philip Jackson, pictured during his one man exhibition Sacred and Profane, at the Bishop's Palace in Wells, Somerset.

The best and most important learnings are best done from the mistakes of others. ~ Anonymous Detail from Cloister Conspiracy, a sculpture by Philip Jackson, pictured during his one man exhibition Sacred and Profane, at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, Somerset. Considering how many women make mistakes getting justice for themselves, here are some quick…

The language of development

Indian regional languages distribution

There is some debate on whether Hindi should be used officially as a government language, that is meeting resistance from anti-Hindi quarters who see it as marginalizing the non-Hindi population of India. On the other hand, there are those who think that English marginalizes most people of India, since effective communicators in English are a…

Media as National Dialogue

Money matters #India #Pakistan #TrackII Ved Pratap Vaidik role

Hafiz Saeed's one on one meeting with Ved Pratap Vaidik

This article stating that Ved Pratap Vaidik was participating in the TrackII dialogue representing RSS and Modi (Ved Pratap Vaidik met Hafiz Saeed in same trip, confirming my suspicions about his interview) was apparently originally published in Manorama but isn’t accessible anymore. Only copy seems to be in Kashmir Watch, which some people couldn’t access.…

Election Commission finds Ashok Chavan guilty of fudging accounts

Ashok Chavan - paid news

The Election Commission has issued notice to Ashok Chavan for fudging poll expenses and asking him why he should not be disqualified (a pointless question, me thinks – what possible answer could be there?). “The commission is of the considered view that respondent (Ashok Chavan) cannot validly claim ignorance about the publication of the above-mentioned 25…

Counter lies with Truth

This old piece remains among the best on the organized right wing takeover of Indian media. *** What have been the inroads made by the RSS into the media over the years? It is not just the RSS, but the entire Sangh Parivar. That includes frontal organizations like the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and also the…