Smriti Irani

BJP cartel's bogus godmen wing
Corruption
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary

The cartel that is Modi sarkar

I am often challenged about my political views, because I am “anti-BJP”. So naturally, BJP trolls imagine that I am a Congressi, or Commie or Aaptard depending on what day of the week it is, I suppose. I don’t support any political party. I don’t have a preference for any political ideology. I don’t have […]

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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Reports of suspicious growth in assets of Gujarat politicians removed from news sites

This story about disproportionate growth of assets of Gujarat leaders appeared in the Times of India and affiliated publications and was withdrawn without explanation. It compares declared assets and liabilities from affidavits filed in 2012 and 2017 as well as income and the numbers don’t add up. The story clearly implies a suspicious growth in […]

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Ankit Fadia - Brand Ambassador for Digital India
Corruption
Democracy
Digital Rights
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

A stupidified India in the hall of mirrors

As I write this post, Indian Digital rights activists are watching in horror as “ethical hacker” Ankit Fadia has been declared the brand ambassador of Digital India. As Twitter goes nuts trying to show how big a “blunder” this is, perhaps it is time to realize that it is not a blunder. It is a deliberate […]

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Ordinance Modi turn
Corruption
Hindutva
Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

What sort of government is Modi planning to run?

With much advertisement of the Gujarat model, all eyes were on the Modi government, particularly since BJP expects higher standards of those it criticizes than itself. The reality is stunning, but not in a nice way. Nitin Gadkari with dubious financial dealings with Ideal Road Builders including a no interest loan to his company, Purti […]

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Narendra Modi with Nawa Sharif after swearing in
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Politics & Political Commentary

Ab ki baar, about turn sarkar

Perhaps the way the Modi government intends to deliver good governance is to do about turns on many things they used to criticize. Here are the highlights. How important is education exactly? Smriti Irani, a never elected, never graduate politician is heading HRD. Which in itself isn’t such an awful thing, given that lack of […]

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