The Victimhood Narrative around Natural Calamity – The Kerala Style

The devastating Kerala floods that led to the deaths of over 350 people and the displacement of over 3 lakh others.  As the operations to rescue those stranded in rain-ravaged areas near completion, the focus has shifted on cleaning and rehabilitation. The Army, Navy and Air Force are continuing concerted efforts to help the state … Continue reading The Victimhood Narrative around Natural Calamity – The Kerala Style

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi – Was he the worst PM of India?

A couple of days back, Prime Minister Modi called late former PM Rajiv Gandhi "Corrupt No 1" at an election rally in Basti. Since then the Congress party and its entire ecosystem are activated to defend and glorify Rajiv Gandhi. Many Congress leaders including party president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at PM for his comment, questioning the … Continue reading Remembering Rajiv Gandhi – Was he the worst PM of India?

Loyal Descendants – Part 1

There is a mind-boggling web of interconnectedness that relates one journalist-historian-writer-politician-bureaucrat with another journalist-historian-writer-politician-bureaucrat. Almost every high-profile person in the Congress-Communist establishment related to each other whether it is in politics or bureaucracy or journalism. Recent books by Kuldip Nayar, Tavleen Singh, and Sanjaya Baru also tells the same. Here is one set of sample: … Continue reading Loyal Descendants – Part 1