Profile of Rajesh Ramachandran
The greatest care-giver, the Mahatma, sacrificed himself to keep the nation sane. His sacrifice stopped the madness temporarily, but the cure is still eluding us.
For Gandhi, the solution to sanitation and equality was the same: we should all become bhangis, the old term for cleaners, which has now become a caste slur...
Biggest fake news outlets are the right-wing hate factories—TV channels rolling on TRPs, communal, venom-spewing websites and deadly whatsapp news agencies. But the honourable minister merely targeted accredited journalists,
Now that Facebook has proven how easy it is to make money out of other people’s digital poop, all companies private and government should take a leaf out of Zucker’s Book On Suckers and try putting out all employee data out for sale.
After the stupendous performance of the Congress and Rahul in Gujarat, Congress workers believe that they can return to power.
SP-BSP alliance is a solid bloc. This political understanding is going to be a gamechanger in 2019, if it remains intact.
We invoke Gandhi and claim that we are non-violent; we build statues for Ambedkar to claim that we are inclusive. We are none of this, let us admit it. Churchill could have been right when he called us beasts and our religion beastly.
Saddest contradictions are Tamil politicians. They are probably the worst opportunists and the most corrupt, still spouting Periyar and Ambedkar, equally comfortable in a necktie and a konakam (loin cloth)
What if we trust Anshu Prakash’s version? Every chief secretary of every state ought to be brought to the CM’s house, made to sit between two MLAs and thrashed till he delivers.
Be they the cooperative bank scamsters of Maharashtra or the chit fund frauds of West Bengal, the powerless poor get robbed all the time.
No wonder the NDA is obsessed with the cow. The cow belt alone voted in the first single-party government after 1984.
I salute you, DM of Bareilly. Sure, Chandan Gupta shouldn’t have been killed in Kasganj and we grieve for him, but there is no need to bully our fellow citizens, just to prove the colonialists right.
There is a lot wrong with our society—politically, economically and socially. Will we ever be able to melt our social and communal identities into a national whole to achieve greatness?
What make the gang-rape and murder of our Nirbhayas less honourable than the jauhar of Rani Padmini? This question ought to be asked of all the brave men of Haryana and Rajasthan.
It doesn’t make any sense for modern-day Dalit leaders to celebrate British victories because the British were worse than India’s privileged castes in keeping the Dalits in chains.
If the government ensures that corporate hospitals are not allowed to extort the relatives of a dead patient, a lot of money-grabbing practices would come to an end on their own.
Nobody should be allowed to claim superiority for his God over his neighbour’s. The very logic of my-God-is-better-that-yours argument is perverse, invasive and colonial.
The Gujarat polls proved conclusively that identity politics survives decades of single-party rule and developmental diversions.
If we want to be called a civilised society, a progressive polity and a constitutional democracy, we need to put an end to these 'communal' murders.
Until the Left and the Centre revisit Gandhi’s Rama, the Right will continue to monopolise the religious idiom of the masses.
The more the elite sniggers at pre-modern ideas like Sita or Hanuman or Saraswati and upholds someone like M.F. Husain’s right to disrobe Hindu icons, the more they are pushing the pre-modern masses into the waiting lap of the Hindu Right.
Sure, we will suffer this year’s smog in suffocation. But, let me let out a big secret, there will be crop burning, smog, toxic air and deadly sickness next year too.
Who killed Pradyuman Thakur is important. But more important is that Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor, is innocent.
Is the glorification of khichdi another way of celebrating the first anniversary of demonetisation?
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