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5 months in power sees increase in crorepatis in Union Cabinet: ADR

Union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda.(PTI Photo)

This one lived briefly and died silently on the Times of India website. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has faulted the format for declaration of assets adopted by the government saying it did not provide a correct indicator of the ministers’ wealth and defeated the exercise towards transparency. Several ministers in the cabinet have…

Three things that tell me BJP is ready for Delhi elections

Quick and painless observation post. Rent-a-trolls retweeting old tweets that got disproved, particularly tweets predicting Modi’s defeat made before Lok Sabha polls. Riots in East Delhi AAP’s expose of reported directions to modify electoral rolls by adding favorable fake voters (Rs.1500 each) and deletions of unfavorable voter names (Rs.200 each) amounting to 5000 votes per…

Rights must be inviolable

Mumbai Animal Activist blows the whistle on Kolkata Snake Park

Emu Enclosure

Mumbai, 5 December 2014: Shocked by online reports of the plight of birds, snakes and other creatures housed in Culcutta Snake Park located at Kolkata’s Madhyamgram area, Mumbai animal activist Shakuntala Majumdar (09322271966, thanespca@hotmail.com) sent independent investigators and later made a detailed complained to the Animal Welfare Board of India. The Animal Welfare Board, in…

The Sanskriti of Sanskrit, the language of Brahmins

Rigveda in Sanskrit on paper

The attempt to enslave India under Hindu elite castes continues. This time it is by shoving Sanskrit down the throats of upcoming generations so that those who know “most” about it (read priests) will once more be the final word on knowledge. The myth being sold is that Sanskrit was the language of India and…

Some comments on the case of the self-declared Godman Rampal

Sant Rampal - a self proclaimed Godman

“Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent, but the tests that have to be applied to them are not, of course, the same in all cases.” began George Orwell in his landmark essay “Reflections on Gandhi”. It is a good principle, to go by news reports. One such controversy raging these…

Media as National Dialogue

5 months in power sees increase in crorepatis in Union Cabinet: ADR

Union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda.(PTI Photo)

This one lived briefly and died silently on the Times of India website. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has faulted the format for declaration of assets adopted by the government saying it did not provide a correct indicator of the ministers’ wealth and defeated the exercise towards transparency. Several ministers in the cabinet have…

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.…