Book Review and Author Discovery – Aavarana by S L Bhyrappa

Aavarana - Book

In Aavarana Sri Bhyrappa has woven history, current affairs, religion and emotions so beautifully and vividly that you simply watch things unfold.

Anti-India Riots in Delhi

A young IB employee is killed in the Delhi riots and his body is dumped in a drain … the autopsy reveals 400 stab wounds. 400 stab wounds – not one, not two, but 400. Let that sink in. His name is Ankit Sharma. There are more bodies being recovered from the same drain. A … Read more

India – the last frontier for the fanatics ….

In the days after the CAA was passed by the parliament, there are three pictures that sent a chill down my spine and they tell a disturbing story of our country at this present juncture. I am no political commentator nor an activist – I am just a regular citizen of India with a deepening … Read more

CAA – the case of “Begaani Shaadi mein Abdullah Deewana”

A terrifying account of the unruly mob behaviour in West Bengal. There is a youtube video that has captured this account, so its not fake news.     Trains are burnt, buses are burnt and toll plazas are burnt in West Bengal …. Jamia students pelt stones and there are slogans raised about “freedom from … Read more

जिस थाली में खाया, उसी में छेद – Naseeruddin Shah et al

Does any reader recognise the above collage ? Chances are no one does. Here’s the story behind these pictures…. On Nov 7th 1966, there were 300,000 to 700,000 people on the streets of Delhi demanding a ban on cow slaughter which is provided for in the constitution of India. The then Prime Minister Mrs. Indira … Read more