‘Prince’ Rahul Debunks Dynasty


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

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Top RSS/Modi Supporters in Congress

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Rajiv (Sanskrit word for lotus)  and the entire Indira dynasty, watching lotuses bloom in a lake. Rahul in extreme right and Priyanka in extreme left. All of them were claimants to the Prime Ministerial throne.  Including the dog?

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.

Who is responsible for Modi to come to power? Mani Shankar Iyer, without any doubt, Continue reading “Top RSS/Modi Supporters in Congress”

Uzma, India’s Daughter, Returns

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Uzma saluting Indian soil

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

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Nagpur Now, Vidarbha Next?

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari (centre), with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to his left.

JUST WHEN YOU ARE RESIGNED TO THE FACT THAT ALMOST NO ONE reads your blog posts, someone surprises you with a comment.

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Jokes about his ‘ample weight’ apart, would he be Vidarbha’s first CM?

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.

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NDA Should End Coalition With Self-Righteous SS

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                                              Photo courtesy InShorts 

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.

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament Ravindra Gaikwad allegedly assaulted a 60-year-old Air India staffer,R.Kumar, on March 24. Kumar did not misbehave, Continue reading “NDA Should End Coalition With Self-Righteous SS”

Can A ‘Yogi’ Be CM?

A YOurlGI 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?”

Paper Democracy, Not Machine-Made

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.

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Electronic Voting  Machines  (right)  cause ‘Behenji’ a head-ache

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”