The last few days have been tough for the Aam Aadmi Party. It does not help that their icon, Arvind Kejriwal has gone completely missing after the result, leaving the party to cope and unsure of what to do with their disappointment, commitment or need for direction. It seems many need a new motivation, to launch into the Delhi campaign, if nothing else. To restore a sense of normalcy with Kejriwal’s words pointing the way…"Beware of the No True AAPman arguments"
There seems to be a perception of a massive change for the better with Modi getting elected. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds, because all I am seeing is that a political puppet that got exposed and thus rendered useless got discarded for its alternative. Or perhaps more accurately, one out of two political puppets got exposed and rendered useless and got discarded, leaving the full weight of the masters behind one.…"New Rabbit, Same Hat"
For those who laughed at Arvind Kejriwal’s accusations about Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party collaborating in UP, here is your stunner. Sangh Parivar SWEPT all seats in UP – except – Gandhi parivar (Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi), Yadav Parivar (Mulayam Singh Yadav, Dharmendra Yadav, Akshay Yadav, Dimple Yadav) and two Apna Dal parivar (NDA) seats, one of them, the daughter of the founder (who probably taught Akshay in Amity or maybe not). And such precision has been…"The Uttar Pradesh Parivar"
Medha Patkar has filed a complaint with the Election Commission. The address tag used to identify EVM machines for one of the machines in her constituency was found on the road last evening. This raises the possibility of EVM tampering. After all, Subramanian Swamy, BJP’s resident expert on EVM tampering has declared that EVM fraud has happened in these elections: In the year 2000, Swamy had alleged that the widespread use of EVMs was a part…"Address tag on EVM machine found on road in Medha Patkar’s constituency"
An article by Shehzad Poonawala debunked several cover up propaganda myths spread by BJP about the 2002 Gujarat Riots and got taken down. Here is the article."9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots ~ @shehzad_ind"
What really gets my goat these days is the bull in china shop approach to women’s rights, which has a male dominated state and society trying to fix everything (sexual assault) – for women. I am a woman and I agree that there is vast gender inequality in India. I believe that women need to be empowered. I don’t see our methods as useful. I have started calling the gender ghetto. There are two lobbies in conflict determining women’s…"Gender Ghetto Politics"