Detailed Historical Context to India-Pakistan Kashmir Issue, Recent NSA Talks and the Way Ahead

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The recent NSA talks have - as the author had predicted - been called off by Pakistan.  Numerous analysts and commentators in India and the its opposition parties - including the various intriguing folks in Pakistan - have been coming up with their own versions of the situation.The author finds discussion of central and most critical facts completely missing in the larger discourse.  It is time we look into them.1.  Accession of Kashmir to India was Final: The Cabinet Mission memorandum, … [Read more...]

E-Governance and Modi Government’s Ambitious “Digital India” Program

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E-governance has often defined as the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for delivering government services, exchange of information communication transactions, integration of various stand-alone systems and services from the Government to its customers, businesses, other governments, and also management of the entire back office processe and interactions within the government system.In India, the e-governance initiative is handled via what is known as the National … [Read more...]

Christian Anti-Hindu Bigot Nandy’s new rant: India should not win the Cricket World Cup!

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Some weeks back we had discussed how political opposition to the ruling Government in India has metamorphosed into Anti-Hindu bigotry in India.  (Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?) Of course, all in the name of a bastardized form of "Secularism".As the time is going on, things are going from bad to worse.  Ashis Nandy, a Bengali Christian and hailed by various bodies as a great Sociologist, who has been in controversies for his u … [Read more...]

Indian rapes and German rapes: a tale of Neo-Imperialism

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We have talked about the unethical ways of the documentary - India's Daughter - made about the Indian girl who was raped brutally in a moving bus.  All sane and normal policies of depiction of death and rape in Europe in general and in particular in UK were jettisoned!  Why was it necessary to provide voyeuristic details of how the entrails of the girl were taken out and then disposed off, for example?  Or how the unrepentant rapist-killer thought she brought it upon herself?  Also pertinent is h … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter: Unethical Journalism Breaching Voyeuristic Limits to “Shame a Nation”

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Days after the launch of the movie "50 Shades of Grey" the world over, where BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) erotic practices are shown - a movie and a story where women are depicted akin to sex slaves to a rich handsome guy, we have in India and the world, a controversy about a documentary "India's Daughter".  A documentary on a young girl who was brutally raped and left to die on the road along with her friend.  This documentary, which hinges on the testimony of one of the rap … [Read more...]

India’s Daughter: Ok, We are Outraged, Indian Men are Devils Incarnate with Medieval Mindset… now WHAT?!!

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“A trial by press, electronic media or public agitation is the very antithesis of rule of law” stated India's Supreme Court in State of Maharashtra v. Rajendra J. Gandhi [(1997) 8 SCC 386]. This goes to the heart of a democratic society as opposed to a banana republic. The struggle between Freedom of Expression and Justice has been going on for a long time in the free socities of the world. English, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India have approached it very differently. Whi … [Read more...]

Mahashivaratri: The Night when Yoga happened to the First Yogi

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8.7% of US adults - or 20.4 million - practice yoga.  Another 44.4% of the US adults are "Aspirational Yogis" - those interested in trying yoga.  Unfortunately, Yoga for almost all has remained an exercise, when it could have been a tool for complete transformation of a being.  Today, Americans are spending $10.8 billion on Yoga learning and products (source).  A large market of health and fitness from an ancient tradition that was created towards a very important end.It would be instructive … [Read more...]

Delhi Elections: Is Self Righteous Anti-Hindu Bigotry the new normal for Indian Secularism?

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On December 6, 2010, a book titled "26/11 : RSS ki Sazish" (26/11: Conspiracy by RSS) written by Aziz Burney, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Urdu Sahara newspaper was released by Congress General Secreatary Digvijay Singh on in Delhi.  The book is about the attack by Pakistani terrorists on Mumbai which went on for 3 days - from November 26, 2008 to November 29th, 2008 - killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.  Targets were specifically picked up by the terrorists for maximum psychological i … [Read more...]


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