When was the average Indian PM born? 1919!

(Only those who ruled for at least a year have been considered. Age considered when the person first comes to power. Detailed chart given below.) No matter who wins this election, that person will become the 14th Prime Minister of India in 2014. This will also be our first Prime Minister to be born after… Continue reading When was the average Indian PM born? 1919!

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India! Stop crying for Sarabjit Singh

When I was told that Sarabjit Singh was murdered in Pakistan, my first reaction was "Sarabjit who?" I need not have feared. Apparently sensing the sheer depth of how little I cared about a man I had never heard about, the Indian media machine got to work with a gusto generally reserved for religious fanatics… Continue reading India! Stop crying for Sarabjit Singh

Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Protests have swept Delhi and thousands of brave young men and women (who risk everything that the our culture holds so dear - their family 'name', future jobs, 'good' standing in society and their physical safety) have stood firm. Long side-lined as the 'un-political' and 'uninterested' youth, I see their protests as a sign that… Continue reading Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

Protests have swept Delhi and thousands of brave young men and women (who risk everything that the our culture holds so dear - their family 'name', future jobs, 'good' standing in society and their physical safety) have stood firm. Long side-lined as the 'un-political' and 'uninterested' youth, I see their protests as a sign that… Continue reading Dear PM, Why do you want me to go home?

The gazelle strategy works for me

  After the arrest of a business person in Tamil Nadu over a tweet he sent, there has been a huge uproar in the online world. The IT act has been used to, in effect, threaten Indians that should they say anything that 'annoys' (yes that part is in the act) someone, then they will… Continue reading The gazelle strategy works for me