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Is BJP = Cong + Cow?


Some time back, Arun Shourie, one of the very few honest politicians in independent India, disillusioned with the Modi government said that BJP = Congress + Cow. I think his criticism, though not completely lacking merit, might be a bit … Continue reading

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Why ‘Liberals’ are failing


I have used the word liberal in quotes because I believe India has very few real liberals, but a lot of douchebags who roam around calling themselves liberals. And it for this reason that liberals, for want of a better … Continue reading

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Republic Day Thoughts


Reading list for the republic day – A fascinating artistic perspective of our constitution – https://storify.com/varungrover/a-fascinating-artistic-look-at-our-constitution Transcript from the debates of our Constituent Assembly when the Preamble was being decided – http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/debates/vol7p6.htm The Directive principles advises the protection of cows and calves as … Continue reading

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Demonetization


This is what I had written about demonetization back in 2011 when the not-so-good idea was broached by Baba Ramdev – https://anirudhacharya89.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/democracy/ From all the stuff I read in the news, looks like the chaos I had anticipated was pretty accurate. I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Proceedings at The Centre for Civil Society Conference


Almost a year back I had watched this video of Rajesh Jain and Atanu Dey proposing the idea of a new constitution for India, of course this was a continuation of the Mission 272 that got the BJP elected in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar


★★★★☆ Source – https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1821010921?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 The above book is a collection of essays that he wrote, so it is not a book as such but a collection of his articles. I first started reading about Ambedkar ~2011 from here – http://pragati.nationalinterest.in/wp…. It really … Continue reading

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Absurdity of Opposing Dynasty Politics.


I recently came across this blog post about how opposing dynastic politics is not a very sound argument against any political leader. http://www.kumartalks.com/2014/04/dynastic-politics-and-brand-identity.html I completely agree with the article and for the record, here are my comments for that post: … Continue reading

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Absentee Ballot in India


I was doing some research to see if India has any system of postal ballot in place so that people can cast their vote without physically being present at the polling booth. But looks like it has no such system in … Continue reading

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Nehru’s License Raj


I came across an answer in quora about the pros of Nehru’s License raj – India: What were some pros of the license raj in India? The following was my reply to it – If a person derails the whole train, … Continue reading

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Why I support Modi


I recently came across this blog post that was about why Modi cannot perfom at the national stage, and how futile it would be to give him a chance India is NOT Gujarat by Makarand Sahasrabuddhe on Indian Politics, Economics … Continue reading

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