India is a vibrant democracy, the rule of the majority. We have riots and the rioters get away with it because they are a mob. And mob is majority. In a gangrape, the rapists are in majority, the victim is alone. So gangrapists get away with it. A democracy seeks to protect them. Take this. The Lock Sabha on Thursday passed a bill seeking to stop for one year the legal action against criminals who gangraped a woman for many years and nearly killed her. Right in the heart of the Indian capital. The woman had been wailing in the clutches of her greedy tormentors for years before the courts ordered that action be taken against the people responsible for her torture and defacement. The Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, moved by Minister Jai Palways Ready was given a special consideration. It was exempted from....
Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor.-- William James, The Principles of Psychology Old habits die hard. Enlightened Begnalis found their Buddha before they could look for an alternative. Main kya karoon Raam Mujhe Buddha Mil Gaya, this time meaning I need to do nothing, I have found my Buddha. Pink is the new Red in Bengal. The sun rises and then the sun sets. Old habits. The sun has risen again. The old man in dark shades and yellow shawl is back. he is his eighties. In neighbouring Kerala, V S Achuthanandan is a year senior to him. He too returns to power. The difference is Achuthanandan can both walk and form a government on hiw....
New Delhi, April 22, 2026: Prime Minister M.S. Kohli has asked Indian industry to consider expanding their toilets, and make sure more people from weaker sections are encouraged to use them. "I urge you to give more attention to questions of social and economic discrimination and deprivation to the hygiene of our people," Kohli said at the annual conference of Confederation of Indian Industry. This is being termed as a warning to the private sector that if they fail to voluntarily reserve toilet seats in their companies, the government may be forced to bring in a legislation. The move comes days after the government reserved 27 per cent pots in all public toilets for the Other Backward Castes. This news has evoked sharp criticism from upper caste students and young professionals who said they would have to hold nature's calls, as few seats available will be reserved.....
A car and a house. That's two of the greatest Indian middle class obsessions. A recent report suggested the Indian middle class had accumulated huge debts by buying these two priority items on loan. In its cities, metros and megapolises, these are the fastest disappearing items. Real estate dealers are making a killing and middle class dreams travel on four wheels of a sedan. A car and a house or, for the careful ones, a house then a car. You haven't arrived yet if you don't own the two. You are either lower middle class or you are Sonia Gandhi. According to the affidavit Mrs Gandhi filed in Raebareli yesterday, she doesn't own either of the two. She doesn't own a car, though practically her car has a dozen cars leading the way and a dozen others following. She doesn't own a house, but hers is the best address in....
All parties in Tamil Nadu have promised free-dom to their voters. Almost everything for free. This is their song. And it's not that long. An intro. Four stepping stanzas. And of course, with a little chorus, since everyone's joining in the free-dom movement. Today it's singing with Stalin. ______________________________________________________________ There is no such thing as a free lunch, whoever said that was obviously wrong, He never came to our Nadu, and never did he hear this sooooooooooooooong, ((Breathe)) Chorus rising slow)) Where we do it! [CHORUS] We do it, we do it, we do it for the rising sun We do it, we do it, we do it, oh what fun! [intro ends] Not only lunch, you will get dinner for free If I get power, you will get power for free To bathe, a soap and hot water....
Once upon a time, there was a great queen. She ruled the country with the aide of her able ministers. But the ministers sometimes came under the influence of power. And people started whispering things. She never heard any until she heard a voice. It was her inner voice that said: People will get ideas that you love power. You must renounce it. Immediately. She left everything and went to the Himalayas. Her able ministers ran the country, but the throne was empty. The able ministers took their orders from the throne, like the great Bharat, who took orders from Lord Ram, even when Ram was in communicado, in some jungle, for 14 long years. Bharata didn't touch the throne. The queen couldn't wait for 14 years, because one can't trust these ministers for more than 14 seconds. So a week after renunciation, she goes back to her people and....
It's a human sign
When things go wrong
When the stink of it lingers
And opposition's strong
Into the boundary Of politician minds Sweet deceit comes calling and a way she finds
Cold cold heart filled with shame Some things look better baby when you change the game
And it's no sacrifice Just a simple word It's an act in the theatre of the absurd But it's no sacrifice No sacrifice It's no sacrifice at all
Mutual understanding After the fact Sympathy builds In the final act
They win elections Opposition burns No fears to damn them when the wave turns
And it's no sacrifice Just a simple word It's an act in the Theater of the absurd But it's no sacrifice....
Democracy allows us to protest. And it was great to see Indians protesting against George Bush's visit. But did we cross the line this time? We did. George W Bush was not here on a pleasure trip. He was here on a state invitation. Invited by the government of India, that represents the people of India. He was a guest in the land that believed in Atithi Devo Bhava, A guests is like God. And our Parliament went berserk. Somnath Chatterjee proved he's a CPM leader first, the Lok Sabha Speaker later. And the electoral interests are supreme, national prestige or image comes later. Television channels showed MPs, including Jaya Prada, carrying placards that said: KILLER BUSH. Yes Jaya Prada who can't spell politics without borrowing Amar Singh's glasses. So who did Bush kill? What were they protesting against? Iraq, apparently. But who continues killing Muslims....
There was a girl allegedly called Bips,
She Singhs out some l'amore tips,
She said a man is never too old,
He said age does make him cold,
and between the covers the drive dips
She was a leader, he showed the way She owes a lot, it was time to pay He had his couple of pegs She asked what to do with 'em legs He said shave them for a rainy day
People phoned him, he was having a ball The tapper meanwhile was tapping it all Cops tapped tapping Caught the tapper napping And now no one wants to give him a call
He goes on offensive against madam In a game of win some, lose some Her enemies become friends But the drama never ends Now even his chums call him a bum
CHICK LIT Chicks continue to hog the limelight since the day India stopped hogging on those lovely legs, fresh out of the tandoor. ON CAMERA Health ministry officials today ate their chicken in front of TV cameras to prove a point: Eating chicken is safe. What they didn't do on camera: Flush it down with a Tamiflu solution. PANDA DON'T EAT ANDA Jairam Ramesh, again on camera, says people should turn vegetarians. So no murg masala, but shoots and leaves. Like Pandas of Benaras and Chinese basmboo forests. HE SHOOTS & LEAVES Talking about pandas, we have one in Manu Sharma. If refused a drink, he eats, shoots and leaves. Seven years later, he leaves again, unscathed. As prosecution eats humble pie after shooting in dark. DALMIYAA KUCHH KAALA Another big shot in lentil soup is Jagmohan Dalmiya. Jaggu Dada of Indian cricket made....
- + Delhi gangrapists get a one-year breather. Rape is still a crime.
- + Pink Panther & The Old Habits
- + Loo & be-hold your bowels
- + The Free-dom Movement Song
- + Moral of the story. Meaning of the Story.
- + The Sacrifice Song*
- + HE DON'T LIKE BUSH
- + Looney limericks, CD still not cut
- + Mother, does it sound like a Pink Floyd Song?