Review of Kerala Hugged by Ankur Mutreja

Review of Kerala Hugged by Ankur Mutreja

  (This review was first published on the Facebook page of the book ‘Kerala Hugged’ on 30.12.2016 and is being reproduced here today) Should an author write a review of his own book? Why not if he is willing to highlight just the negative points, esp when he has read the book hundred times and self-edited everything. So, I do hereby review my own book. Photographs A travelogue just can’t…

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Judge Loya Judgment

Judge Loya Judgment Analysis

Judge Loya judgment has been rendered on a group of petitions seeking investigation into the death of Judge Loya. The only issue in the case was whether the inquest report prepared u/s 174 CrPC closing the case on the finding that the death was due to natural causes, was correct. Let me state at the outset that out of 118 pages of the judgment, 117 pages are pure noise. There…


Rape

All Sex Is Mild Rape

Some people call rape even more heinous than murder. They opine rape is manifestation of political dominance of the stronger males over weaker females. They consider rape as nothing more than violence. As per the commonly accepted definition of rape, penetration of foreign substance into any of the orifices of the female body by the dominating male sans consent is rape. Consent could be expressed or implied. So, the differentiator…


Ethical Validity of Euthanasia Judgment

Ethical Validity of Euthanasia Judgment

The Supreme Court of India in it’s recent judgement in Common Cause has included the right to dignified death by withholding/withdrawing medical treatment in case of terminal illness requiring prolonged treatment or subjection to life support systems with incurability or no hope of curability, as part of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The above exercise of choice to die is commonly known as passive euthanasia. Further, the Supreme Court…


Tripura elections results

What Kerala CPI(M) Can Learn from the Tripura Elections Results!

My answer to the question vide the above caption is NOTHING. Whatever I am writing below will rationalize my answer with the presumption that Tripura election results are genuine; i.e., there was no EVM manipulation, no booth capturing, no bribery of voters, no hypnosis of voters (ok that’s going too far, but…whatever). I have visited both Tripura (Agartala) and Kerala (Kochi). In fact, I published a travelogue, Kerala Hugged, after…


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Protestor’s Market

It is necessary and important that a stable daily market wage rate of professional protestors be established for the benefit of the business, who presently pay disproportionately high rates to activists and politiicans for launching fabricated protests through their captive corporate media. Indeed the business has made heavy inroads into the market APNE AAP, but their grip on the market has not yet crystalized. AADHAAR may give them ready access…


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Why the Night Is So Noisy Today?

All are asleep, but he is awake. Nobody except night talks to him, so he is awake. Nobody except he listens to her, so he is awake. Her story is dark for her color is black. Her language is silence for all have slept. Her attitude is vile for she never loves. He follows her always bound by his unrequited love. She snubs him always ditching him silently in the…


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I Will “Spew Venom” on Both Sides

This post is in reference to a list of 30 under 30 released by Forbes India. I am not qualified to comment on the persons included in the list except for one, i.e. Gautam Bhatia, who is a lawyer. He is a known face on Twitter and also a darling of the so-called “liberal” websites. I was actually surprised to see him included in the list. But on doing a…