The Carrots can Wait

On February 12th, more than two months after 26/11, Pakistan’s Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik acknowledged that some part of the planning for the Mumbai attacks were done in Pakistan. Pakistani authorities have also said that they obtained confessions from members of Lashkar-e-Taiba and are interrogating one of the Lashkar leaders, Zarrar Shah, believed to […]

Register and Vote

The elections have been announced and if you have not registered to vote, this would be a good time to go Jaago Re and register online.

Layoff Patterns

In Saudi Arabia In a move that may affect hundreds of expatriates, including Indians, Saudi Arabia has asked all companies in the kingdom to fire foreigners first, if they have to layoff staff. “Labour offices are instructing companies to start with foreigners first, if they have to sack staff,” the ‘Saudi Gazette’ quoted Muhammad Al-Hamdan, […]

Draft Arun Shourie

Gaurav has started an effort to Draft Arun Shourie to be BJP’s candidate for prime minister. I own few of Arun Shourie’s books and have learned a great deal from his meticulous research. His Eminent Historians prompted me to find the truth behind various blue pills I swallowed in school and Missionaries in India provided […]

Calabashes or Plastic Pots?

(Photograph by author) Many winter solstices back, a study compared certain parameters like life expectancy, infant mortality etc. of Kerala and United States and found they were equal. Thus it was concluded that Kerala is equal to United States. So the state assembly stopped debating mundane roti, kapda, hartaal issues and engaged in discussions of […]

Hey Ram! Hey Sitaram!

After blaming (a) the country for creating disgruntled Muslims and (b) Hindu right, for the Mumbai terrorist attack, we have a new theory – this time from the folks who worship Joseph Stalin. “What brought the terrorist outfits to our shores? With the Indo-US nuclear deal you are seen as an ally of the US, […]

Nov 26: Terrorist Attack in Mumbai

The letter sent by Deccan Mujahideen (Updated on Dec 1) DesiPundit latest updates CNN-IBN Live Feed Twitter feeds from people in Mumbai Who are the Deccan Mujahideen? Vinu’s photographs from the ground DesiPundit has updates and sites from where you can get more news TweetGrid collects all twitter feeds related to Mumbai. Google Trends Wikipedia […]

Bye Bye Somini

Who thought that Aravind Adiga winning the Booker Prize would have such serious after shocks.? Our beloved New York Times Delhi bureau chief Somini Sengupta is leaving her position. The news of the transition of this South Asian reporter was published on the SAJA forum, a site covering “South Asians”, an imaginary species. For almost […]

Kashmir concerns us

The recent violence in Kashmir also bought out the intellectual pygmies in India. They wrote columns advocating the separation of Jammu and Kashmir along religious lines so that they could watch genocide and make a livelihood out of it. These people have serious thrill issues. During such times, the Sept 2008 issue of Pragati reassures […]

Columnists and Secessionists

“According to the Pentagon today, secret surrender negotiations are now underway with key Iraqi military officials. That’s what the Pentagon said: We’re in secret negotiations, so for God sakes, don’t tell anyone. … What we’re doing basically is giving these key Iraqi military officials instructions on how to surrender. See, this is where we could […]