April 2010

Tharoor: One year since

By | 2010-04-18T20:48:34-05:00 April 18th, 2010|India, Kerala, Politics, Trivandrum|

It is more saddening to see that Tharoor is not exiting on his own, but being sacked around accusations of corruption. If he had resigned in protest against "the red tape", or "allocation of funds to Kerala", or even "ludicrous nature of Indian foreign policy" it would have been a worth while tenure. I do not understand when people say "tharoor is the new kinda politician". I do understand that he never fit in, but that is not enough to claim that he is any different or any better.

March 2010

The fault, dear Brutus

By | 2010-03-24T12:40:51-05:00 March 24th, 2010|India|

May be some of us should be outraged, may be the girl was plain unlucky, may be some of us managed a subtle turn on, may be parents should take better care of their young children, or may be the fault dear brutus is not in the stars but in ourselves.

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

Why The Hindu?

By | 2009-11-16T20:45:46-05:00 November 16th, 2009|India, Politics|

In the cess pool that is Indian mainstream media, yet another reason why The Hindu stands out. Friday Review November Fest 2009 In response to the sentiments expressed by our [...]

October 2009

Can media legally violate a prostitute?

By | 2009-10-24T03:31:51-05:00 October 24th, 2009|India|

Many of us who read newspapers would have seen the furore when B.Lenin, editor of ‘Dinamalar’ was arrested in Chennai a few weeks back, after film actress Bhuvaneshwari’s prostitution racket [...]

August 2009

Cricket as a Metaphor

By | 2009-08-13T11:02:23-05:00 August 12th, 2009|India|

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of inception, and Tehelka has come up with a Special Issue, which I picked up at the stands two weeks [...]

March 2009