Spot the Patriot

  It has been an interesting few days in the Capital, with arrests, allegations and assaults, all with the reputed Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at its centre.  It began with a protest, organised by one of the many ideologically diverse political groups on the campus, where students are alleged to have shouted anti-national slogans.  Soon…

Down in the Doldrums – Indian Football and Nowhere to Go

When we usually talk about employment issues, we’re normally referring to the financial markets, the banking sector and so on and so forth. So it might surprise a few that footballers too are finding jobs hard to come by. Unless you’re a football player in India, of course. Ours might be one of the few countries where you could be a star in your own right, but still not earn enough.

Phir Bhi Dil Nahin Hai Hindustani

Sundar Pichai, who was relatively unknown until a few days ago, has shot to fame all in one blog post by Larry Page. Make no mistake, being named the next CEO of Google is no small feat and most certainly deserves most of the headlines it has gotten. But does it deserve all the India…

The ‘S’ Word

Why are we so afraid of sex in this country? Really, it makes no sense. We’re the most sex-starved, depraved, lecherous lot of men, we ostracize women who have sex, and make a big deal of anything that could remotely be potentially sexual. From the ridiculous censorship on TV (where we censor not only sexual…

TELANGANA- The 29th state of India

Telangana since the ancient, medieval and the modern times that have passed, has seen many different rulers ruling over its people. The Satavahanas ruled it for some time and then followed by Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Bahamanis, Qutub Shahis, Mughals and Asaf Jahis. The last Nizam of Hyderabad was an Ashaf Jahi ruler. For about 423 years…