Scindia – a troubled legacy

Holi this year seems to have drained the color off some faces and added a myriad hues to some other faces !! With Jyotiraditya Scindia meeting the Prime Minister, Home Minister and the BJP party President, its obvious that he is planning to join the BJP. That he was Rahul Gandhi’s “friend” made no difference … Read more

#WhyISupportModi #6 – Evictions in Lutyens Delhi

Krishnan and I celebrated our 2017 anniversary in Delhi, staying in a place called “Lutyens Bungalow” or the “Nath Guesthouse” on Prithviraj Road. As we walked to Lodhi Gardens and around the Aurangzeb Lane (Yeah, just the road got renamed, not the lane) and Rajesh Pilot marg (who contributed a lot more to India than … Read more

#WhyISupportModi #5 – Integrating the North East

I studied classes 7th to 9th at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Happy Valley, Shillong. This was between 1980 to 1983 and Shillong was truly heaven. My friends and I walked to school many days, through tiny streams, through walking paths picking berries and not falling sick for a single day ! We walked everywhere because there were … Read more

#WhyISupportModi #4 – NPA to PA

The last month of 2018 has been special for many reasons, but for me, seeing the following tweets from Vijay Mallya was particularly heart warming. The man who mocked the Indian jails and the Indian government while enjoying the protection of the UK government suddenly becomes a law abiding citizen and wants to return the … Read more

Democracy’s new spelling – Demo-CON-Crazy

On Monday the man who will take oath in Kar-Natak-ah is someone whose party lost 116/222 seats they contested in. He is supported by a party whose history started undemocratically with the first Prime Minister of this country being nominated rather than elected… and the rest as they say is “HIStory”. By the time I … Read more