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Happy Days Are Here Again

The Rashtrapati Bhawan which is the residence of the President Of India. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When songwriters  Milton Ager and Jack Yellen wrote the song “Happy Days Are Here Again” and copyrighted in 1929, they must have hardly imagined that their song would become iconic and a feel good song that would bring a smile …

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Mr. Chidambaram in Mr. Jaitley’s clothing?

Policy of Deceipt Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) I have always been a staunch supporter of the BJP only because I thought it was a more realistic political party. At the end of the day, the Congress remains an elitist party with its core members coming from a rarified social atmosphere far divorced from reality. …

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Finally a sweeping change

I remember many years ago my father telling me about a Roman Catholic captain of his ship who insisted that on Sunday all men on board spent some time praying to whichever God they called their own. According to him denying one’s religion is like denying one’s parents and pledging allegience to them does not …

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The Politics of Being Indian

Today I am completely disgusted with the way our politicians are behaving. I am also disgusted with the way the Press is behaving and frankly I am disgusted with the way my fellow countrymen are behaving. Consider this : 1) Communalism has been brought into politics way before Independence – the Round Table Conferences to …

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Congress Grass – Time to be weeded out

In the mid 60’s when my father was posted to Pune’s Military Hospital as a Dermatologist, he noticed that several of the patients had a funny kind of rash which they only developed when they were posted to Pune. On close examination and careful documentation, he established a link between the rash and a weed …

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From National Circus to Family Feud

For many years I wondered why the Congress party kept its fellow Indians in the Dark Ages with a complete lack of transparency and secrecy shrouding the only Indian family in this populous country by not allowing television into this country. After all it was well known that TV was a popular tool of mass …

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Those who can do, those who can’t give up!

So Arvind Kejriwal has quit? What’s so surprising about that? I’ve always felt that Arvind Kejriwal was making the same mistake as the political party he loves to bait – the Indian National Congress. The Congress as it is commonly referred to was established to obtain self-rule or Independence and once this goal was attained, …

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Republic of Dhansak or Pasta for Nashta?

My friend Dee who always sends me forwards that bring a smile sent me this one which I’d like to share. As she says in her email, the author is unknown so I can’t acknowledge the provenance : A Parsi bawa PM would establish a Ministry Of Dhansak, officially known as the Ministry Of Diplomacy. …

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Why are we like that only?

It’s amazing how on my return to Mumbai I am inundated with bad news. Perhaps there is bad news going on everywhere but since I don’t read the news or watch TV when I am out of town, I always feel that life is so much better out of Mumbai and definitely more attractive  outside …

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Much ado about Modi

These days it is hard to take a stand in Indian Politics. Frankly with everyone just interested in dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s, it is difficult to say something without it being analysed to the last molecule to find out what was the intent of the person voicing that opinion. A case in …