Why the Indian Media Sucks: Godrej Nature’s Basket

This post is about the ineptitude of Indian Media, and not about Godrej Nature’s Basket. I have used Godrej Nature’s Basket as an example basis the information available in the public domain and there is no intention whatsoever to present the company in a bad light. Time and again, whenever I read the Indian Media […]

Anand Teltumbde: A Liberal Rebel Without A Cause

I got an opportunity to listen to Anand Teltumbde in a talk ‘Caste in Stone?’ at Manthan, Hyderabad on 3rd May 2019. I had never read any of his articles/books and heard him before. Though, I had read quite a lot about him that he is a liberal thinker, a public intellectual and so on. […]

Why Narendra Modi Keeps Winning Elections in India

Narendra Modi is undefeated in electoral politics in India. In Gujarat, it was never the question of whether he will win. The question was how many seats Congress will be reduced to? In the national elections, the situation is not so dire for the opposition parties. However, the overall result remains the same – Narendra […]

India Loksabha Elections 2019 and 2014: 5 Differences

It is time for India Loksabha Elections 2019. What are the differences between India Loksabha elections 2019 and 2014, the last time this so-called democratic exercise was carried out? The current election in 2019, similar to earlier ones, is not going to impact the lives of the Indian electorate in any meaningful manner. However, there […]

Election Campaign Rally in India: 5 Observations

I attended a Narendra Modi election campaign rally in Hyderabad on 1st April 2019. I came out of the rally enlightened not so much about the governance but about what drives our country and what does not. Here are the 5 observations from the rally. Please note that these are not about Narendra Modi per […]

Does RBI Rate Cut Really Help Indian Economy?

RBI has had another round of interest rate cut on 4th April 2019. What needs to be done to boost the Indian economy? What is the universally accepted answer to which RBI under Shaktikanta Das keeps obliging? Share Market at Historical Highs Sensex has crossed 39000. It is the historical peak for the Indian share […]

Indian Railways Displays Reservation Charts and Vacant Berths Online: Digital India Farce

Indian Railways has made the reservation charts for all trains public on the IRCTC website. The passengers do not need to run behind the TTE for vacant berths on trains. This is a big step aimed at ensuring greater transparency and eliminating on ground corruption. Based on the information of seat availability, passengers will be […]

Jet Airways Rescue by Government of India: Socialism At Best

If there was ever a doubt whether Government of India is capitalist or socialist, the Jet Airways saga puts all the suspicions to rest. We have a rational private investor – Etihad who wants to take the first flight out of the company. At the same time, there is a Government of India who wants […]

Why Rahul Gandhi Continues Rafale Allegations: Mera Baap Chor Hai

Ever since Rahul Gandhi has got the whiff of Rafale deal, he has been going nonstop. He has alleged involvement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal corruption. Indian Media which thrives on allegations has given enough and more coverage to these accusations. Rahul Gandhi has come up with a slogan “Chowkidaar Chor […]

Ameenpur Lake Hyderabad: A Biodiversity Heritage Site Fends For Itself

Ameenpur Lake in Hyderabad has the distinction of being the first water body in the country to be declared a Biodiversity Heritage Site. I suppose having such a tag meant that it must be very important and unique from the viewpoint of nature/environment/wildlife. I checked the website of National Biodiversity Authority, Government of India to […]