Category Archives: Politics

Immigration, peace and contentment

Oh, the severe, languishing irony in this story. In short, the daughter of an immigrant turns into a rabid anti-immigration politician. And then gets tired of the country she lives in and moves to another, because she’s looking for peace … Continue reading

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The BNP and the Pizza Prophet

Warning – Random political rant Walking through Hyde Park during the pseudo-spring this country witnesses – I came across a strange prophet. It was a funny experience, as always the Speaker’s Corner in Hyde Park has its share of loons … Continue reading

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All this joy about 49-O and Elections

Elections are expensive. If you have friends, you would by now have received some ten thousand forwards on this elusive little section in the People’s Representation Act – a fabled 49-O. Here’s what it says. 49-O. Elector deciding not to … Continue reading

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Sometimes you read stuff that should be screenshot-ted and preserved for posterity. This is the case of the really boring and bordering on self-pity blog called Sir John Bull. Now you would expect someone who is a member of the … Continue reading

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On being Offended and Taslima Nasrin

There’s something so disturbing about this incident. When you read these words A group of 20 All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) workers, led by MLAs Afsar Khan, Ahmed Pasha and Mozum Khan, stormed the Press Club premises and raised slogans … Continue reading

Posted in Books, India, Politics

Women, veils, religion and the bravest 13 year old in the world

Vidya sent me a link to a fabulous video at YouTube. It’s a part of a documentary called “A stranger in her city” by Khadija Al-Salami. al-Salami’s documentary follows a fabulous, spunky 13 year old girl – Najmia in Yemen. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Culture, Gender, Politics, Rights

India at 105 in the Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2006

According to the Reporters sans frontières – Annual Worldwide Press Freedom Index – 2006, India is at 105 out of 168 countries listed. Yemen (149th) slipped four places, mainly because of the arrest of several journalists and closure of newspapers … Continue reading

Posted in India, Marketplace and All Things Current, Media, Politics, Rights, South Asia