Sab theek hai sahib
The Indian soldier, or Jawan as he is affectionately called, is known for not cribbing under the most adverse circumstances. If you ask your driver who has been waiting well past his lunch time for you to emerge from a long conference in the formation headquarters, “Khana Khaya?”, he is sure to say “Haan Sahib”….
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Ctrl Z Cyberconstabulary
By a strange coincidence freedom of expression appears under serious threat in the two leading democracies in the world. Indian Government has given sanction to prosecute 21 internet companies, including Google and Facebook, for carrying material that could “instigate public enmity and even endanger India’s unity”. In the US, debate rages over the proposed Stop…
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Happier birthdays for some?
Dear Rahul Gee, India has an excellent cultural practice of respecting our elders and ancestors. We all subscribe to that, observe the shraads of our departed kinsfolk, and remember them on their birth anniversaries. There is therefore nothing wrong in our government doing the same – remembering our departed leaders on special days. So on…
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Orwellian Intentions – Goebbels Sibbal?
Dear Rahul Gee, I know that you don’t have a twitter account – at least not a public one. And I also know that you are extremely busy with the UP campaign right now. But despite you preoccupation, do take out the time to go through some of the tweets doing the rounds since Sibbal…
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Why this Kolaveri Di – Please ask Harwinder Gee
Dear Rahul Gee, You did not even need to call an all party meet. Listening to speaker after speaker speaking from either side of the parliamentary divide, it is obvious that the slapgate, or the slapping of Sharad Gee by Harwinder Gee has united politicians cutting across party lines. The last time we saw such…
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A slap in the face – or elsewhere?
Dear Rahul Gee, Please do convey my concern to Sharad Gee. Hope it didn’t hurt him too much – on the face.But I do hope it did cause some sensation, if not hurt, elsewhere – say in the conscience – to him, and also to lots of others. You know what should concern you Rahul…
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Actions speak louder than words
Dear Rahul Gee, You say, “I am ready to give it in writing that I’ll change the face of the state if you vote the Congress to power. I want to see it as the most developed state,” Wonderful sentiment. and great commitment. But the question that rises in my mind is – why wait…
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What I would do if I were Kiran Bedi or Om Puri
Here is a excellent piece – not written by me, something I received on mail. But I do echo the sentiments. Details of the author / originator are given at the bottom. Even though I have least interest in politics and social service, I somehow feel compelled to express what I am going to express…
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Of scoundrels and parliamentary democracy
If patriotism is the last resort of scoundrels, parliamentary democracy seems to be that of some politicians.
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