Bal Thackeray

RNA Exotica: Nine ways buyers got screwed Royally !!!!!!!!!!!

Mumbai, 30 June 2016: Hundreds of savvy and well-educated flat buyers have purchased “luxurious” flats in RNA Exotica without noticing what their sale-purchase agreements clearly says: that RNA Exotica is actually a large and shabby slum rehabilitation scheme with a tiny island of rich flat-buyers. The rich people’s housing project is married and tied to …

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That dangerous delusion of patriotic gangsters: The Dark Face of Mumbai

Criticism of Ajit Kumar Doval’s appointment as National Security Advisor has led to a dangerous new propaganda initiated by Modi supporters. They claim that Doval had to create Chhota Rajan to counter Dawood Ibrahim creating some kind of romantic fiction of the flawed hero who steps over to the dark side for a good cause. …

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Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Sant Harcharan Singh Longowal

The Shattered Dome and reflections on Indian politics

The Caravan has published yet another of its very excellent mini-novel grade stories. This time around the Operation Blue star by Hartosh Singh Bal. For someone who was but a child in the times covered by this story, this was an enlightening read and I recommend you read it, since I’m not going to be …

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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 …

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Maharashtra Government

Let me open this post with saying something no one has the guts to voice. The government should be down on hands and knees in gratitude to Raj Thackeray that there was no violence during the MNS Morcha. There wasn’t a thing the government could have done to prevent Raj Thackeray marching from Girgaum Chowpatty …

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