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10 Constitutional changes and a mango lassi

…need a Prime Minister who can explain this to the nation. This is where I miss the Nehrus, and Vajpayees, and the Vishwanath Prataps of yester years. Manmohan Singh over the past years has alarmingly proved his impotence as a leader, and while we are at it, an honest impotent leader. The new-India seem to care more about the “honest” part than the political impotence part. The new-India does not seem to hate political impotence, they just hate politicians making more money than them.

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The fault, dear Brutus

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.

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Can media legally violate a prostitute?

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 was busted. Bhuvaneshwari it seems had mentioned the names of a few very prominent film actresses who were involved with prostitution rackets. The next day […]

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Eventhough that time has come

Dear Shri Pranab Mukherjee, ….that time has come – Signed: Prakash Karat, A B Bardhan, Debabrata Biswas, T J Chandrachoodan – and a few of us sighed and others, Good Riddance! said the TOI editorial, Lal Salaam! said Bloody Mary and, in the mayhem added that airports must be privatized. I dont know why Sagarika […]

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Vizhinjam…Finally!

Messing up the day’s Hindu, scrambling to find a news item which could possibly rewrite the development history of the state, Mr Prasad and me were surprised and thoroughly disappointed. There wasn’t even a mention of the Vizhinjam tender clinched by the LANCO group yesterday. Ten minutes later when Malayala Manorama deliberately kept the news […]

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Kannur – John Mary’s witnesses

The post is not about Kannur. The mainstream media which trashes blogs for their “opinionated posts lacking editorial control and thoroughgoing research” continues to surprise me with their half baked truths, thorough lies and embedded ideologies. The difference here is, they are paid to do what they are doing (with access to information) and many […]

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Thiruvananthapuram Sir


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Did you by chance see Economist’s last issue? I’m such a sucker for authority that I give it to anything that claims it. I’m a regular reader impressed with the vast amount of information that they cram into one issue that I come out of the reading room knowing all that is to be known […]

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Tata’s Nano and Rajdeep’s Jeh


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Every morning Keshav gives me something to smile about, but this morning when Ratan’s five year war and marketing blitz reaches its conclusion, Surendran(thats how I read it) took a nice page out of Laxman.   courtesy: The Hindu And people who follow the stupid channel make cartoons out of themselves. Rajdeep’s channel, yeah the same […]

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Bloody Mary – Sagarika’s Circus


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It is funny, the shallowness of our much touted journos. If it appears that I am highlighting a few flaws in an article without addressing the bigger question, it could be true. Because that is exactly what Bloody Mary has done and  what such a superfluos article deserves. Sagarika Ghose’s(Bloody Mary)  latest column in CNN-IBN, […]

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Do you believe in UFOs?


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My current favourites CNN-IBN has another lead story, there are UFO sightings all across the country – not quite – at least Bangalore and Delhi for now. The show is expectecd to release in B and C class centres by the weekend. There is this eye witness account as well My Name is Srinivasa Rao, […]

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Nixon


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Days after the May4th Ohio college shooting, massive protests broke out across the country’s colleges. One hundred thousand students marched on Washington and laid seige to the capital, four hundred and fifty colleges shutdown across the nation. Nixon was moved to Camp David for his own safety. The president spend two sleepless nights there at […]

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