When Lord Krishna was about to come to Hastinapura and when the Kuru court was deliberating how to receive him, Duryodhana in no mean words says, Krishna shouldn’t be accorded the honour he deserves – it’s not because he doesn’t deserve it(rather, he deserves much more than what we can give him) but because he… Read More Indian Narrative – Why Things Work the Way they Work?
Two days ago, I was in Simhachalam. That was my second visit to the temple. Because it was a Saturday and Panchami, the rush was massive in the temple. We decided to have a Darshan through the 100 rupee Special Darshan. It was a very big mistake. It took almost half an hour for us… Read More Simhachalam Temple – Need for Course Correction
By 5th April, most people had packed their woolens. The sun shone brightly, and the air in Srinagar had a nip, with a hint of pine. I tucked myself in for a well-deserved sleep. The last 24-hours had been hectic and my body is not what it used to be. I crave rest, and a… Read More THE IRON IN OUR SOUL – Major Gaurav Arya
From NDTV. A powerful read and I was expecting at least one such article for a long time. This is the view of a person who hates the prominence given to Delhi and to some extent, the Hindi belt. Very rarely, a positive word is written about something which is not from North India. This, reminds… Read More Delhi Media Is Hurting Brand India With Distortions – Mohandas Pai
Though this was always in my plans, the real trigger to attempt to estimate Pakistan’s military expenses is a comment Shashi Tharoor wrote made in The Era of Darkness to the effect that as a percent of GDP, Pakistan spends the maximum in the current world. And now, the numbers. The details are pulled from… Read More Pakistan’s Military Expenses
From Swarajya The tragic death of jawan Roy Mathew, who may have committed “suicide” after a website aired a sting operation in which he allegedly criticised the sahayak system in the army, raises ethical and moral issues on the legitimacy of such methods to collect “news”. While the jawan, who was unaware he was being… Read More Stings And Lazy Journalism: Jawan’s Death Proves Partial Illegitimacy Of Stings – R Jagannathan
Let’s forget, for a while, the merit of the issue. The protests at Marina tell one single thing – with sufficient motivation, huge numbers can assemble to protest; to protest peacefully with literally no inconvenience to any and that with sufficient motivation, a bill can be passed in a jiffy. Marina Beach in Chennai has… Read More Jallikattu Protests – Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward