Women on the board

I saw this tweet by UN women, and RTing it was a no brainer. It was an interesting observation, particularly since there are growing voices about sexism among software related professionals. A few months back, at some Indian coders gathering (I forget) someone had made a comment about women mistaking the room for the kitchen. Yesterday, Mother Jones carried a superb article along similar lines. So this was already a subject on my mind. Share…

"Women on the board"

Marrying political parties is divorcing intellect

It makes sense to be vigorous in your support for a political party if they pay you for it, or if elections are near, and you would like one to win, for example, but defending political parties is plain stupid. NONE of them give a damn about you. On the other hand, listening blindly to any one side of the coin happens a lot if you are getting into arguments defending a party and you…

"Marrying political parties is divorcing intellect"

Tehelka should file a PIL against Government of India

In 2001, Tehelka did a sting operation called Operation Westend, where they pretended to be trying to sell thermal imaging binoculars and wanted to secure defense purchases. Recording all their interactions with hidden cameras, they ended up with an astonishing expose of some 34 people bought out on tape to sell a product to the country. A product that didn’t exist at all. Among those caught were Mr. Bangaru Laxman (then president of the BJP),…

"Tehelka should file a PIL against Government of India"

A politically incorrect stand on condemning online abuse

I had hoped it wouldn’t happen, but it did. The hideous comments made to Meena Kandasami became the subject of some major online activism/condemnation. I had wished it would not happen, because I condemn the abuse of Meena Kandasamy as well as agree with the rights of whoever wants to have a beef [or pork] festival, but I disagree with the pretense that these condemnations are becoming. Let me be upfront about this. Those comments…

"A politically incorrect stand on condemning online abuse"

Sachin Tendulkar for MP, PM and President too!

Yesterday, there was a bizarre news. It hit in two parts. One news headline was Sachin Tendulkar going to meet Sonia Gandhi. The other was the President nominating him to the Rajya Sabha. The gaga media immediately mentioned him as the first sports person to be nominated to the Parliament. Well, there is a reason for that. No one had noticed that there was an area of the ┬áconstitution left unsullied until now. This has…

"Sachin Tendulkar for MP, PM and President too!"