Modi’s biggest problem – The BJP and it’s supporters

Image: World Economic Forum Now that Modi has been elevated within the BJP, the next step for those who support him to is look towards the future. Most agree that the upcoming 2014 election is ripe for the BJP to pluck. But to win, Modi has to sort two urgent issues – the BJP and… Continue reading Modi’s biggest problem – The BJP and it’s supporters


What does Shri. Katju think the Press is for?

Press Council head honcho Markandey Katju warned that "freedom of Press" was not "absolute" and it would be "crushed" if journalists were not serving the nation. (You can read up on all of his accusations - here. It has cricket and fashion shows in it.) Let me take up that part of it that made… Continue reading What does Shri. Katju think the Press is for?

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

Shouting is not reporting, FYI

I watched Salman Khurshid’s begin his epic press conference to counter accusations that his trust had misappropriated Rs 71 Lakh granted to it by the Government for the distribution of aid to disabled people in Uttar Pradesh with a heavy dose of skepticism. Oddly, by the end, I was more skeptical at the journalists than… Continue reading Shouting is not reporting, FYI

Does the world need protection from freedom of speech?

As the protests against the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims' circled the globe with increasing ludicrousness, one of the more interesting lines of arguments often heard was - “Freedom of speech is fine, but make a law against saying bad things about the prophet because the inciters of hate speech are responsible for the riots.”… Continue reading Does the world need protection from freedom of speech?