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Category Archive: India

Aug 30 2013

Sunil Revisitted

For those who forgot, this is Sunil Triparthi.

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Jun 23 2013

Age of Kali – In the Wake of Disaster, There will Always Be Vultures

For those who are unaware, the Northern State of Uttarkhand in India has serious flooding and has lost more than 600 people to the floods with many hundreds still stranded there. And there will always be  vultures who try and profit from the death and suffering of others. Often to flog their stupid beliefs.

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Jun 22 2013

Floods

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is close to 600 at the moment. More than 40,000 people are still stranded in what the government has described as a “national crisis”. Officials have admitted a lack of co-ordination in the rescue effort. Early monsoon …

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Jun 17 2013

Age of Kali – One Day

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May 01 2013

SSA May Day Mayhem Blogathon – Karma, Dharma and Dogma

Atheism in the land of a million gods is on the rise. For all of India’s secularism (like the USA it is entrenched in the constitution), there is a rise of religious fervor in the nation. As India has grown so has it’s superstition. Caste based politics are rife across the nation. Religion based politics are …

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May 01 2013

SSA May Day Mayhem Blogathon – Who Needs Education When You Have Paradise

The Taliban target teachers and schools for a reason. Because education and knowledge sets you free. You cannot claim to be the sole possessors of all knowledge when you have schools constantly contradicting things you teach as gospel.

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Apr 29 2013

Age of Kali – A Thug in Velvet – The Indian Man

Around a decade ago there was a watershed in Indian culture. We saw a concept come about in India and abroad. It was called the New Indian Male. The very idea of the New Indian Male was a gentleman. He wore clothes that fit and wasn’t picked out by his mother. He understood fashion. He …

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Apr 15 2013

Age of Kali – Offended!

Last night I posted a piece on “offence”. Basically? A bunch of people got “offended” by the facebook status of one person reposting the statement of another and were sufficiently offended to start a riot. The police responded with typical aplomb and injured people and then promptly arrested everyone including the people who exercised free …

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Apr 04 2013

The Price of a Big Heart

I got approached by two patients today, they lay on the floor of the hospital. This is not a new thing. People sit on the floor all the time. There isn’t enough seats sometimes and the Indian habit of the lotus position lends itself to sitting on the floor. The young woman pulls herself up …

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Mar 30 2013

What can you live on

What can you live on?

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