Amarnath Attack: Not In My Name

Amarnath Attack: Not In My Name in India Has Lost Direction

Published on 11.07.2017 Not in My Name, which started as a movement against mob lynching, has lost all direction today after they have decided to protest “terrorist” attack on Amarnath pilgrims. From what I can gather on Twitter, Omar Abdullah was the first one to use the hashtag #NotInMyName in connection with the Amarnath Attack. He used it in the context of Kashmiris and urged them to condemn the attack,…


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Review of Behind Bars by Sunetra Choudhury

Behind Bars by Sunetra Choudhury is a compilation of case studies of prisoners with an underlying current of exposing the unfairness of life, which gets even further accentuated behind bars. She has tried her best to accommodate all kinds of players in her compilation: politicians, corporate honchos, rebels, commoners, et al. There are total of 13 case studies, which I have read all, but the names which have lingered on…


India abandons Panchsheel in Israel

India Abandons Panchsheel in Israel

Our school invariably had two sections across the board: Section A and Section B. Section A was reserved for students living in Vihars: Preet Vihar, Swasthya Vihar, Priyadarshini Vihar, Nirman Vihar, etc. Section B was reserved for Nagars: Laxmi Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Ganesh Nagar, Pandav Nagar, etc. I, though being in Section B, had developed friendship with Section A students. Of course, one fine day Section B students, who were…


Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra Spat

NDTV’s CBI Raids Are the Result of Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra Spat!

(Please read the comments dt. 27.06.2017, 29.06.2017, and 06.11.2017 at the bottom.)   Published on 06.06.2017 Over the years, I have grown cynical esp. when it comes to the BJP. They pursue completely frivolous matters with such diligence that the matters start looking serious. The current raid on NDTV’s promoters is also the same. Yes, indeed it is the result of Nidhi Razdan & Sambit Patra spat. When I first…


Goods and services tax (GST) is bad in reference AADHAAR

Goods and Services Tax (GST) Is Bad in Reference AADHAAR

(This article was first published on August 15, 2016, and has been republished today, i.e. 26.06.2017, with slight modifications) GST stands for Goods and Services Tax. The other three terms in the same realm are Value Added Tax (VAT)/Sales Tax and Service Tax. All these are indirect taxes, which are collected by the business from the end consumers and paid to the government. There are other indirect taxes like Octroi/Local…


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Meira Kumar Is just another Hypocrisy!

It is tragic for Dalits when the two well-known Brahminical parties project Dalit faces for presidential elections as a clear vote bank politics. The BJP is a well-known Brahiminical party, but the Congress is no less. It is a party of Kashmiri Pandits. The bias for Kashmiri Pandits is ingrained in the Congress. Furthermore, THE Rahul Gandhi very recently openly projected a Brahmin face in UP when the whole country…


AADHAAR-PAN Judgement by The Supreme Court of India

The Analysis of AADHAAR-PAN Judgement by the Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court of India has recently delivered the AADHAAR-PAN judgement on the validity of S. 139AA of the Income Tax Act, vide which the quoting of AADHAAR no. for filing Income Tax returns post July 1, 2017; quoting of AADHAAR no. in any new application for allocation of PAN post July 1, 2017; and linking of AADHAAR no. with PAN no. post date to be announced by the Central…