Updated: More Shiv Sena(?) and police #WTFuckery

Here is an update from Facebook. Shiv-Sainiks were ransacking a small hotel in Versova and my maid’s kid, along with 5 friends, heard about it and went over to the hotel to see what had happened. By the time they got there, the Shiv-Sainiks were gone and police had arrived. With no-one to catch, the police went after these kids and caught 2 out of 6 of them. They have been beating those 2 kids…

"Updated: More Shiv Sena(?) and police #WTFuckery"

Pu La Deshpande in my dream on #BalThackeray

They say dreams hold messages from the unconscious. Well, this one was loaded. Disclaimer: Do NOT expect logic from a dream. Here we go. The whole thing happened on Twitter. PuLa Deshpande was alive and the first we came to know was when his blogpost went viral on Twitter. Went viral as in, went mega viral. It was classic PuLa. Hyper witty, sensitive, but a sharp commentary none the less, and had fleeting mention of…

"Pu La Deshpande in my dream on #BalThackeray"

Balasaheb Thackeray has lessons for Indian politics

Bal Thackeray died yesterday, and all hell broke loose among the polarized opinions. Some respected him for what he did. Others saw him as a fascist. There was very little overlap if any. In my eyes, mass leaders like Balasaheb Thackeray cannot be viewed in isolation from the masses. While it is undeniable that the Shiv Sena held and continues to hold the city hostage with brute force, while it cannot be denied that there…

"Balasaheb Thackeray has lessons for Indian politics"

Why do we allow assaults on us?

In the last two days, two incidents of women being violated went viral in social media. In one case, Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Shashi Tharoor slapped a young Congress worker who ‘misbehaved’ with her (read groped). She slapped him publicly, which is admirable reflexes in a crowd. Later, the youth was found, and heĀ apologizedĀ and the previously outraged Tharoors did not file a case against him. In other news, a few days before that, a boyfriend…

"Why do we allow assaults on us?"