Drought and Farmer Suicides 101 for Manu Joseph

Not sure how to do this, given that this is a data free hatchet job by Manu Joseph. So it isn’t like he is claiming that his absurd claims are backed by data to begin with. Still, because I’m irritated enough, doing a limited take down of yet another attempt to trivialize the gravity and causes of farmer suicides with the Parliament in session (during or just before Parliament sessions is┬áthe season for hatchet jobs…

"Drought and Farmer Suicides 101 for Manu Joseph"

Reflections on an overdue farewell

This morning, my mother woke me up telling me that my father was no longer breathing. It wasn’t entirely unexpected. He was suffering from Parkinsons and had deteriorated rapidly in recent times. And he had suffered. Coming awake in a hurry, I checked him. No breath, no pulse, he was still warm. My mother had seen his last breaths and stayed with him to comfort him before waking me up. I called the doctor, who…

"Reflections on an overdue farewell"

An overdue conversation with rain

Was drizzling when I woke up. Rain had arrived like a wayward teenager slinking home in the early hours of morning, greeting the day with “What? I was right here!” “What? I wasn’t up to anything!” ~ rain. “Exactly.” ~ @Vidyut “If you’re going to be snarky, I’m going.” “Where?” “Out” “You’re already out” “Anywhere YOU aren’t there.” “Why?” “because” “Typical” This story first appeared on Twitter. Rain has arrived like a wayward teenager slinking…

"An overdue conversation with rain"

Political predictions after Delhi poll

BJP will continue to sit on the fence without risking a minority government and cover up pretending it is the Aam Aadmi Party who should be making one and not BJP. No logic will be provided for this, but enough noise will be made that no one notices. Aam Aadmi Party and BJP will both recommend each other to take Congress support and form government. Everyone will ignore the few noises Congress will make about…

"Political predictions after Delhi poll"