Engulfed in controversy of communal flare Infamously judged but continued to dare Amid hearings, inquiries and probes he survived Won re-election by a burly campaign so contrived Witnesses disappeared so did all paper trail As he rose to ascent indifferent to all assail The court of the land absolved him of all crime Clearing his… Continue reading “A Mahatma” In A Hurry
Are we confusing being “on the right” with “being right” and being “on the left” with “being wrong”? I understand the practicality involved with “building a nation”, but does it have to come at the expense of humanity? Have we become so desperate that we have stopped dreaming and are just “doing”? Have we become… Continue reading Right or Left (Wrong!), I Don’t Know
Challenge to Modi to turn “Statesman”: हिंदू-मुस्लिम, सिख-ईसाई खाना अलग, कभी अलग पहनाई देश में रहते जैसे भाई-भाई अब क्यों दिलों में है उदासी छाई? उजले भविष्य की मांग है आयी तेरे प्रायश्चित की घड़ी है लायी देश के रहबर, अरे मसीहा भाई क्यों खड़ा ऐसे, क्यों चुप्पी छाई? छोड़ दे संगत, गहरी… Continue reading कुरुक्षेत्र यह तेरा है, मोदी भाई
Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak to all friends and family! After deliberation with some friends, I have chosen to put out a (long) piece that expresses my thoughts and point of view on a sensitive subject. Please respect my opinion (as ill-informed as it may be). I know this could evoke responses and commentary; I… Continue reading Mr. Modi – Saal Mubarak
On the “so-called” promise of Modi: शासन नहीं चलायेगा वह सेवक बन के आया है मिट जाएगी सारी समस्या एक नया मसीहा आया है? हमारी सड़कें साफ़ करेगा झाड़ू वह अपनी लाया है मिट जाएगी सारी समस्या एक नया मसीहा आया है? रोज़गार मिलेगा सबको “मेक इन इंडिया” का चलन सिखाया है मिट… Continue reading एक नया मसीहा आया है?
Good speech, great oration, with a touch of humor (“chaiwallah” reference was a cracker)… NaMo speaks from a place committed to service (“Pradhan Sevak not Pradhan Mantri!”), and conveys a conviction that is not ordinary… no doubt. NaMo spoke about inclusive governance and working across the aisle, he insisted on transformation in work ethic –… Continue reading 15 August 2014: The Speech
Mumbai voter turnout at 53%; apparently a high… really? For what is known as “Maximum City”, 53% is a dismal number, any time! I am sure there is a good number of registrations that went awry but this is no excuse for a 53% turnout… unless, someone is going to complain that there is a… Continue reading Mumbai Voter Turnout