On Politics

My personal thoughts on politics:

 

A Tribute to Kalam Baba

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Apolitically political

In various panel discussion in TV channels, there was an opinion, (not accepted by all, but by few) that this movement by Anna is stage managed…

Baba Kalam

After Mahatma Gandhiji the one INDIAN I respect is Baba Kalam.  Though others address him as Dr. Kalam, I prefer to call him Baba Kalam.…

Bedi the Poor Politician

Last week when Arvind Kejriwal challenged Kiran Bedi for an open debate, Bedi said, "I accept the challenge, but I will debate with him in the…

Boycott

Sri Suki Sivam’s main message (Sun T.V. Dec. 2009) was ‘boycott Chinese goods in order to compete with them in the global economy’. However, I…

Claiming Moral High Ground

The Tamil proverb says, ‘the frog will be get caught by own its mouth’. This is again proved by E.V.S. Ilangovan, the present Tamilnadu Congress…

Cool Judgment and Impartial Enquiry

In a heated debate for and against ‘free gifts and subsidiaries’ on Vijay TV on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 (‘Neeya Naana’), when it came to…

Cultural patrons

Recently we heard about opposition to a talk about Tamil woman’s chastity by an actress in Tamilnadu.  As I don’t know what they talked exactly,…

Delhi Debacle

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This was demonstrated by the Delhi election results of 10-2-2015. If the AAP just won with…

Democratic (Ir)Responsibility

It may not be the right time to share such a personal opinion, but as I am helpless like the people of Chennai, I need to vent my anger. One of…

Fanaticism in the Name of Freedom

The recent killings in Paris against the cartoonists who mocked Islam is condemnable in every way. But what I cannot understand is that in the name…

Hybrid Nationalism

No human can remain alone without being influenced by others. Though there are some original thoughts, most of them, in the course of their…

Making in India

  When I was watching “We the People” on NDTV conducted by Barka Dut*, at the tail end of the program there came some flashing news about…

Media Menace

This deluge in Chennai not only exposed the poor planning of the city’s development and the goodness of individual to serve, but also exposed the…

Personality cult versus principle

In Hindi a proverb says, ‘there is nothing great by making iron into gold by using paras, but it is difficult to make paras out of paras.’  The…

Power and Politicians

After the recent campaign against corruption by Sri Anna Hazari (April first week 2011), the politicians, cutting across the party line are united at…

President, Prime Minister, and Public Events

Yesterday (17-05-15) I was watching one of my favorite programs, ‘Appki Adalat’, on India TV. It has been hosted by Sri Rajat Sharma for the past…

Prestige of Parliament

Finally notice was given in Parliament against members of Team Anna and actor OM Puri for their words and action, which according to many politicians…

Relationship versus Principle

Recently I received a forwarded message about ‘Spectrum’ Andimuthu Raja’s GRAND Bungalow with the message ‘Think before you vote’. …

Son of the Nation

The 'son' is called 'putra' as he takes his parent across from hell called 'put' -- put tarati putra. So every son is under an obligation to do…

Symbolism

When Congress party won the election and was about to form the government in 2001/02, there was a crisis and Sonia tried her level best to become the…

The Defeat of Dynastic Politics

Thanks to Sonia and Rahul. I celebrated the defeat of the ‘dynastic’ politics (also in Tamilnadu) by making sweets and distributing them to…

The Lost battle of Anna

Finally Anna lost his last battle not only against the politicians but also against corruption. If he has to end his ‘principle’ with such a…

The Real World of the West

We join with the world community to express our condolence for those killed in the terrorist attack in Paris and equally condemn such a cowardice…

Unethical Interference

“The Semitic self-description contains a universal truth claim, which gives rise to a dynamic of proselytization. When the biblical God reveals His…