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In Re: Cop v. Dog

It was two men in khaki versus a woman and her dog at district’s Bhagwanpura village. Head Constable Gulab Thakur and Constable Karan were in the village searching for an absconder. They got into a dispute with Buddhu Korku and his wife Rukmini. Rukmini first bit the head constable and then made her dog bite him. She then tore their uniforms. A case was registered against the couple. What about…


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Sangh Parivar and the Strategy for Others

The Sangh Parivar is an extremely successful sociopolitical group covering all aspects of life. Their flagship organization, i.e. the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), is a well-known political party with strong influence over the well-educated-but-less-learned metro population (including the youth). The Rashtriya Swamsevak Sangh (RSS) is their ideological fountain, from where all ideas and strategies originate and is, undoubtedly, the most important asset of the Sangh Parivar, and it is, therefore,…


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No Entry for Politicians…Dogs Considered

Sometimes, I really wonder what purpose do these politicians really serve. However they are, at present, the most important ingredient of the democratic, as well as the communist, countries as they make law. And, the power to make law gives them the power to rule and to blatantly break and manipulate all laws they make and thus to make the importance of laws equivalent to cipher. The politicians, as a…


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Are Israeli Strikes Justified?

Israel has launched an offensive attack against HAMAS in Gaza Strip with the aim of wiping out HAMAS. HAMAS, i.e. Harakat al-Muqāwamat al-Islāmiyyah, meaning “Islamic Resistance Movement” is a Palestinian Sunni paramilitary organization and a political party, which holds majority of seats in the elected legislative council of the Palestinian National Authority. International perception of HAMAS varies from the extreme negative to somewhat positive: – The European Union lists HAMAS…


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Defintition of Patriot

VHP General Secretary Prof Venkatesh Abdeo ridiculed the demand of a ban on the VHP and Bajarang Dal. Talking to mediapersons, Mr Abdeo said ”the people who are demanding this ban are going and meeting the terrorists and even demanding that the ban on SIMI should be lifted.” He said these people will never understand the difference between traitors and patriots. VHP is to be blamed. They never defined a…


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“An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire” by Arundhati Roy

First and foremost, I have an issue with the title of the book: An ordinary person in the Indian Subcontinent can’t afford a book costing Rs. 395; an ordinary person in the Indian Subcontinent can’t read English like a native language; and an ordinary person in the Indian Subcontinent won’t read the essays till they are presented in some popular media, not book. Until the essays are translated in vernacular…


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Advice for India: Atleast Don’t Get the Virus

India on Wednesday sought to downplay the controversial provisions of a bill cleared by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the India-United States nuclear agreement with a rider that will prevent the transfer of nuclear equipment, materials or technology from the Nuclear Suppliers Group countries or any other source in the event of New Delhi conducting a test. “I would not like to comment on their internal process,” Foreign Secretary…