If politics was a game of chess then PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah are its Magnus Carlsen and Vishwanathan Anand playing on the same side. By nominating Sadhvi Pragya from the prestigious seat of Bhopal, BJP has not only thrown the Congress in a quandary but also have left the Lutyens’ liberals frothing from their mouths. As always in the game … Continue reading BJP plays a masterstroke with Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination
Defining Hindu, Hinduism and “who is a Hindu” has mystified many till date. Some have broadly defined Hinduism as the “way of life” and not a religion. Very few have come up with a thought process of clearly defining the Hindu identity which binds this nation together. What has been the secret ingredient which the Hindus possess; that after more than 1200 years of brutal … Continue reading Savarkar, Swamy and Hindutva
Ajith – The Kollywood mass sensation is a household name in the south especially Tamil Nadu. What makes ‘Thala’ Ajith (he is affectionately referred as “Thala” by his fans) a darling among millions of his fans across the tamil speaking populace in India? Ajith, a very serious motor sport & aeromodelling aficionado, ventured into cinema only to clear his debts incurred in a garments export … Continue reading ‘Thala’ Ajith – The ultimate Kollywood mass hero!
The Battle of Pratapgarh has been etched in our memory for couple of reasons. One, a legend was born who then went on to establish a very successful Maratha empire. Two, the tactical brilliance with which, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj outsmarted and outwitted his nemesis Afzal Khan; defeating him in an epic encounter. This episode from history and broadly the lifestyle and rule of Shivaji Maharaj gives us … Continue reading Shivaji Maharaj and Software development methodology
It has been more than twenty days since the announcement of assembly election results, the state of Maharashtra is yet to get a popular government. As many as 29 farmers have committed suicide in the last twenty days; but the Maharashtrian political musical chair is far from over. What seemed to be a clear mandate for the BJP-Shiv Sena combine; has been completely disregarded by … Continue reading Never-ending political musical chair in Maharashtra
BJP handed a ruthless drubbing to the Congress yet again in 2019 General Elections. Congress has miserably failed under the lacklustre leadership of its dullard president; who not only drove the Congress to the mud but also lost faith of its erstwhile allies. Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s position as the numero uno of the party; especially after this resounding defeat looks highly untenable. However, the … Continue reading Things Congress needs to do!
22 Opposition parties met EC yesterday to demand verification of sample VVPAT slips before counting the EVMs. It is to be noted that the Honourable Supreme Court has mandated that five randomly selected polling station’s in an assembly constituency – VVPATs be counted and verified against their corresponding EVMs. This cumbersome process will take long hours as it takes about an hour to manually count … Continue reading Why you need not worry about the reliability of EVMs and VVPATs
In a war there are many battles, but some battles hold special meaning and purpose for various reasons. Well in the electoral war of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, one such prestige battle might be the electoral battle for Bangalore South, a traditional BJP stronghold. BJP surprised and shocked not only the political pundits and the Bangalore south electorate, but also the BJP local cadre by … Continue reading Why Bangalore South might be a prestige battle for BJP President
2014 Election results were quite interesting apart from the massive Modi wave which swept across the nation. A closer look would show how the BJP performed exceedingly well in a bunch of states (which we will call Strong Zone) and surprisingly performed very poorly in another bunch of states (which we will term as Weak Zone). As we can notice in both the zones as … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Why BJP may get an absolute majority in Elections 2019
Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad) Among a whole crop of Latin American flicks trying to live out the Favela (slums of brazil) based realism premise which came into mainstream with Cidade de Deus’s (City of God, 2002) commercial and artistic triumph and a subsequent cult status, not all of them have been successful to the least barring some movies like the ultra realistic and compelling … Continue reading Movie review – Tropa de Elite (Portuguese)
“And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee! “ – Ezekiel 25:17 The old testament quote quipped by Samuel L. Jackson’s Winnfield in Pulp Fiction has re-emerged after 25 years through Stephen Nedumpally – such … Continue reading Movie review – Lucifer (Malayalam)