Rahul Gandhi is absolutely correct on Hindutva Extremism

He is right. The Muslim groups do more damage, but the Hindu groups are more dangerous because India has a Hindu majority. If we look at world news, Indian Muslims are actually a wonderful lot. An improving economy and greater possibilities opening up for Muslims have ensured that most Muslims in India see themselves as Indians first. Never mind what the people say. Look at Muslim friends you have. Shopkeepers, colleagues. Do you seriously think…

"Rahul Gandhi is absolutely correct on Hindutva Extremism"

We shall mourn the sad demise of journalism

I am utterly disgusted (as usual) with the obsession with rhetoric among Indian newspapers and politicians. NONE of the Indian newspapers quote any actual cables saying anything – only claims that “wikileaks says”. This is journalism? The news with the real concerns has less focus than gossip about politicians. Of course, with out “Made in US” understanding of ourselves and the world, it is more important to know what Rahul Gandhi told US diplomats about…

"We shall mourn the sad demise of journalism"

America is not a Democracy

No, I don’t hate America. Its a nice enough country and probably does good too. However, from what I discover, it is not a democracy. Because from what I know of democracies: The elected government owes citizens transparency as to what it is doing in their name. The elected government is not above the law The elected government is not allowed to change interpretations of the law on the fly There are some things I…

"America is not a Democracy"

US Wikileakomments – Good, Bad and Ugly

Here’s a collection of tweets on the latest edition of US shake by Wikileaks Cablegate. In support of Wikileaks “Drip drip drip..” Hear that sound? It’s#Wikileaks equivalent of waterboarding; interrogating the US government with leaks. #Cablegate – @Asher_Wolf If you think #cablegate is bad, you should hear some of the withering things I’ve said secretly about royalty and world leaders. – @jonronson Kill a million people: You’re “heroic.” Leak the killing of a million people: You’re a…

"US Wikileakomments – Good, Bad and Ugly"

The Wikileaks Avalanche

Going through the initial breaking stories and I must admit that while much of it is boring stuff, and nothing in the world would induce me to wade through the actual documents (however temptingly presented as a map by the guardian), some of it is nice, juicy scandal. For example it is only yawn worthy that Israel pushed for a strike against Iran, but other Arab nations? Wow. Tell me more. I’m actually disappointed that…

"The Wikileaks Avalanche"