BY A STRANGE COINCIDENCE, my post ‘Top RSS and Modi Supporters in Congress‘ came almost on the day of Rahul Gandhi’s diatribe against ‘dynasty rule’ in Telangana.
The post, which carried a picture of the entire Gandhi dynasty and their dog watching lotuses (the BJP symbol) bloom in a lake, was about the dynasty devotees in Congress helping Modi to obliterate their own party for ever — repeating on national level what M. Bhaktavatsalam did in Tamil Nadu.
Everyone in the picture was a claimant for the Prime Minister’s throne – including the dog in which the dynasty devotees would have found extraordinary powers and abilities if all others opted for power without responsibility, as Sonia Gandhi did. The criticism of
YOU ARE THE TOP SUPPORTER OF ANY IDEOLOGY OR POLITICAL PARTY (though parties have nothing to do with ideology today) if you have contributed most to their victory and help groups on whose support the party comes to power.
THE RETURN OF UZMA AHMED, A MARRIED INDIAN WOMAN IN HER 20s, who says she was forced at gunpoint to marry a Pakistani in the remote Buner district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan is a milestone in the history of diplomacy.
She was escorted to the Wagha border by Pakistani police on the orders of an Islamabad court and staff of the Indian High Commission, where she took refuge for several days. It was a touching scene to see the young lady,bowing down to touch Indian soil and apply it to her forehead in a gesture of reverence to her motherland
JUST WHEN YOU ARE RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT ALMOST NO ONE reads your blog posts, someone surprises you with a comment.
Five days ago I wrote about the bonanza of development Nagpur, “the heart of India” as the country’s central point, is about to get due, not to the long overdue industrialisation but to the enforcement of GST from July 1.
Not one Nagpurian seems to have read it, as none reacted, though links to the blog were sent to many. Suddenly I learnt it was the 100th. I felt ‘UnstoppaleAfterSeventy’ was ‘stoppable’ after 100. So I stopped writing.
A FRENCH MINISTER RESIGNED recently when it was found that he had employed his two teen-aged daughters in his office. Bruno Le Roux’s daughters worked as parliamentary assistants during holidays and paid from public funds.
In contrast, most Indian politicians, who misuse their power to accumulate wealth or commit other illegalities, deny it vociferously, defend their acts, get their parties to back them and then quit, only when forced to and disgraced.
A YOGI IS BELIEVED TO BE ONE WHO HAS renounced all worldly possessions and desires.
The decision of Bharatiya Janata Party to name Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of India’s biggest state came as a surprise and has been called a big gamble by the party as a part of its strategy to win the 2019 Parliamentary elections. Continue reading “Can A ‘Yogi’ Be CM?”→
A JOKE IN A MAGAZINE DECADES AGO quoted a laundry advertisement of in the early days of washing machines. The ad said: “We don’t tear your clothes with machines. We do it carefully by hand.” Torn by hand or by a machine, torn clothes are equally useless.
Uttar Pradesh Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati’s declaration that she was defeated by Electronic Voting Machines and not by Bharatiya Janata Party was, however, not meant to be a joke (though it sounds like a cheap one). Continue reading “Paper Democracy, Not Machine-Made”→