Arnab Goswami Interview of Narendra Modi

In the month of July, 2016 Arnab Goswami, chief editor of Times Now managed to get an interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The content of the interview and demeanor of Arnab Goswami, the interviewer, has come under intense discussion. Many senior journalists and editors have suggested Times Now had got the interview because of... Continue Reading →

Kashmir Turmoil, Right and Wrong

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, to be precise Kashmir valley, is in turmoil following execution of Burhan Wani. A local Hizbul commander, Burhan had openly asked Kashmiri youth to join the struggle for Azadi. Killing of Burhan Wani by security forces had brought men, women and children on the streets protesting. Protesters had attacked... Continue Reading →

BJP Stewing in Her Own Mess

Willingly or unwillingly BJP is getting entangled in a perception of being anti-dalit and anti-muslim. Neanderthals in BJP never desist from making foolish comments that ends up showing the party with a deep  seated bias against minorities and dalits.  Members of a cow vigilante group,  "Goraksha samiti" did not help BJP's image, when they beat... Continue Reading →

Train Travel Leaves Me Disappointed

I love to travel by train. I have fond memories of train travel. Over time train travel has evolved for passengers. Many of us have moved from non-airconditioned coaches to airconditioned coaches. We have moved from slower trains to one that offer faster travel and better convenience. As a nation we are even thinking of... Continue Reading →

Burhan Wani, Terrorist or Freedom Fighter

Kashmir is on the boil again. As security forces had cornered and killed Burhan Wani, commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, protests have erupted. Young men and women as well as adults have attacked police force. One police officer was killed as his vehicle was pushed into river. House where Burhan Wani was killed has been burnt.... Continue Reading →

Train Journey, Fun Has Gone Out

Since childhood I liked train journey. I was fascinated by engines. Earlier there used to be steam locomotives of two different models. One with tapering front end with headlight at the centre. My aunt told me once, this engine was called Canadian engine. I never asked why, but I was attached to this model. With... Continue Reading →

Blood Lust in Dhaka

On a Friday evening on the last day of Ramadan, a group of ten young men walked into Holey Artisaan Bakery in Gulshan area of Dhaka. These young men were armed with machete  and automatic firearms. They chanted "Allahu Akbar" and took hostage men and women in the eating joint. Believers were separated from non believers... Continue Reading →

Brexit and English Decline

Civilisations and societies move in cycles. Is Brexit vote an indicator of British decline? Not long ago, Great Britain used to rule most of the world. So vast was the expanse of the British Empire, that it was often said "Sun never sets on the British Empire". Even now, Britain is a nuclear power, a... Continue Reading →

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