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An Open Letter to the BJP Leadership Team

TweetAs I write this letter, speculation is rife that the appointment of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy as the observer of Tamil Nadu BJP may not happen. I’m not sure if that’s a good idea. Tamil Nadu needs a change from the dynastic DMK and the rudder-less ADMK. Congress is a non-entity and frankly, we are […]

The Great Indian Rope Trick – Election 2009

TweetUpdated: For people that want to understand the manifestos of the key parties, this single page PDF from The Hindu is a good source. Some people on Twitter seem to think we didn’t read the manifestos. The biggest circus of 2009 – the Indian Parliamentary Election – has ended. The decisive mandate has left many […]

Democracy In India – Part 2

TweetThe world is abuzz with the gross human rights violations in Zimbabwe. Free & fair elections are well neigh impossible. Morgan Tsvangirai, the opposition leader, is incarcerated whenever Robert Mugabe feels paranoid. The media is in shackles. Many people are homeless because of the mass evictions by the government. The police beat up anyone committing […]

Democracy In India – Part 1

TweetThe world is chock full of tiresome, litigious people. I fervently hope they won’t accuse me of pilfering this title from de Tocqueville’s “Democracy in America”. For the past few weeks, some over-sized issues are stewing in my under-sized brain. There’s no room for plagiarism, as it were. I’m not competent enough to steal, that’s […]