My Learnings from Demonetisation

Does the name of Mir Jafar ring a bell to you? Or the name of Jaichand? I suppose it does. The name “Jaichand” has become synonymous with the word “traitor” in Indian folklore and considered the reason for the success of the Islamic invasion of India. Mir Jafar’s betrayal of Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah led to the […]

Legislative Assembly in India: Dysfunctional Democracy

I read an article in The Hindu dated 7th September titled “First Assembly sat for more than 500 hours“. The article was in reference to the Telangana State Legislative Assembly which was dissolved 8 months ahead of the tenure. The article was not front-page news; rather it was published on page 5. There were hardly […]

Lodha Committee Report and Indian Politics

There were allegations of betting and match-fixing in the IPL and allegations of corruption in some State associations. None of the office-bearers of BCCI or Government of India was interested in any enquiry in these allegations. Supreme Court of India stepped in and set up Lodha Committee to improve the governance of BCCI and to […]

Google Doodle and India’s Heritage

What do you know about Anandi Gopal Joshi? Asima Chatterjee? Rukhmabai Raut? Cornelia Sorabji? Leave aside knowing anything about them, have you heard about them? Unless for Google Doodle, I would not have. India has a rich cultural heritage and a glorious past. That is what we talk about, we hear and we would like […]

Thai Cave Rescue CAN happen in India IF

The 12 boys and their soccer coach have been saved in the Thai Cave Rescue operation. It once again goes to show that the human determination and the will-power can surpass all odds. All through this crisis, there have been lingering questions – What would be the outcome if this happened in India? The ending […]

Indian Politicians: The Devil wears White – 2

After sketching my appearance in part I of this blog, now I am detailing out my behaviour and thoughts. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. For starters, I garland this fellow in the morning of 2nd October (earlier I used to spend some time spinning khadi on this […]

Indian Politicians: The Devil Wears White

I am an Indian politician. I wear white. Who am I? What do I do? Why am I invincible? Where do I come from? What are my views on governance (where did that come from)? So silly of Indians that they still do not identify me even after decades of abuse at my hands and […]