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Close Your Eyes! There Is No Crime.

Close Your Eyes! There Is No Crime.

Bangalore made global news as the IT hub of the India. It made headlines when it got added into business vocabulary via Bangalored being included as a word in the dictionary. Now Bangalore seems to be vying for another crown – the comic capital of the world, thanks to the knee-jerk reactions of our government …

Murdering Scientific Thinking

Murdering Scientific Thinking

That a man was shot dead in broad daylight in a busy area in Pune is scary. That the motive for this cold-blooded murder was to prevent that man from promoting scientific thinking among his people is outright mind-numbing. What has our country come to?  The inhuman and cowardly shooting of Dr Narendra Dabholkar, one …

Driven by a Perennial Need to be Fooled

Driven by a Perennial Need to be Fooled

ARE WE DRIVEN BY A NEED TO BE FOOLED? A LOOK AT THE INTRINSIC NEED AMONG PEOPLE TO BELIEVE IN THE MAKE-BELIEF. Over the years, one question repeatedly pops up in my mind: “Do we have a perennial need to be fooled?” In many instances this is linked to the world of make-belief that attracts …

With No Fear Of Punitive Action, Lawlessness Rules

With No Fear Of Punitive Action, Lawlessness Rules

With each passing day, we read and hear of an ever-increasing crime rate in the country. From smaller thefts of chain snatching and robbery to large-scale financial and corporate crime, from horrifying kidnappings to inhuman and brutal rape, India looks to be heading to be a state of absolute lawlessness. Over the last few years, …

Securing Our Airports Against Terror

Securing Our Airports Against Terror

Watching the news reports in the aftermath of the Hyderabad blasts, I learnt last night that the nation was now on “high alert” against plausible additional terror attacks. And I could not help but wonder what this entailed and how it changed the way we operate things when not on “high alert”. In taking my …

Bangles or snake oil: What will you wear?

Bangles or snake oil: What will you wear?

There I was on Republic Day looking around the internet for something patriotic to wear in addition to the flag pin I sport most of the time. Pitted somewhere on the continuum between a patriot and a zealot by most friends, wearing my patriotism on the arm is clearly second nature. The launch of a …

A Snake Oil Is But A Snake Oil

A Snake Oil Is But A Snake Oil

A Quick Context: The dubious claims of the Tri-Vortex Technology powered Tiranga Bangle was originally raised and spoken about here via Bangles or Snake Oil: What will you wear? and via two more news articles I wrote for Mid Day and Niti Central. Many more articles and updates on the topic are available at the …

The Cure To All Ills Is In Wearing A Bangle

The Cure To All Ills Is In Wearing A Bangle

The cure to all ills is in wearing a bangle! At least that is what industrialist and Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal appears to be suggesting. At an event held earlier this week, Jindal via his Flag Foundation launched “Tiranga” – a bangle that will do more than just foster patriotism among its wearers. If …

A Tiranga That Can Heal All

A Tiranga That Can Heal All

There I was on Republic Day looking around the internet for something patriotic to wear in addition to the flag pin I sport most of the time. Pitted somewhere on the continuum between a patriot and a zealot by most friends, wearing my patriotism on the arm is clearly second nature. The launch of a …

Are We Flying Paper Planes?

Are We Flying Paper Planes?

It was last week that the inevitable caught up with me. Ever since some airlines began charging for print-outs of tickets at airports, I ensured I had my itinerary printed at home. Yet on this occasion I reached the Mumbai airport without a printed ticket to catch my flight back to Bangalore. Having mentally prepared …