Category Archives: politics

Degree of Confidence

Now that the BJP has won and all, I feel free to now be critical of it and keep it on its path. The nonconstructive opposition has been decimated, and it’s for those of us who wanted BJP in power … Continue reading

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Ab ki baar we’ve come pretty far

Six weeks of voting and I wasn’t there in India for it at all, but thanks to social media and political parties and commentators getting on these platforms, it’s been easy to follow the proceeds, and be excited. I watched … Continue reading

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Rightwing resurgence

So Modi wave and all that. I was growing sick and tired of all the same speeches, rhetoric, all that jazz. And then they admitted Muthalik into the BJP. Everyone went apeshit then. Seemed like a spectacular return to form … Continue reading

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Maok Pi Naok? From Cambodia, with love and Dengue Fever.

I came across this song called New Year’s Eve from this band called Dengue Fever. It sounded like the background music a movie set in Hong Kong in the kitschy ’60s and ’70s with a theme around young people directed by … Continue reading

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Corruption, Young Blood In Politics, and the like

The whole Jan Lokpal agitation brings me to write about politics after a long, long time. It was partly intentional, this hiatus. There was a point when I was intensely political, but I discovered I was getting my blood pressure … Continue reading

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Ramdev, Yoga and aiming for the moon to get to Houston

I didn’t know about Baba Ramdev until I came back to NITK after second year break to find my roommate expertly doing Yoga routines every morning. She had learnt it from Aastha TV, apparently. I was transfixed, and quite skeptical. … Continue reading

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My Experiments with Food and Fasting

Folks who know me from childhood will assert I was not an easy child to feed. My mother and her mother struggled hard to keep me well-nutritioned. In fact, my mother has so much practice that I’m pretty confident if … Continue reading

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