Around a month ago, I came across a question on Quora: "Why did some die hard Modi fans become Modi haters overnight?" While I was reading the answers, an intriguing question popped up in my mind. Although, numerous people had jotted down numerous reasons as to why somebody might have turned to a Modi hater from … Continue reading He turned from being a die hard Modi fan to a Modi hater!!!
Author: Anant Chetan
Truth is stranger than fiction, and how we define truth is even stranger than the truth. If only Isaac Newton was a pseudo-secular-neo-intellectual-liberal or a modern day journalist, he would have prosecuted the apple and the tree from where it fell on to him for attacking him and his freedom. The apple did fall, it … Continue reading Lynching Whatsapp; In the name of Holy Cow
It can either be a dynasty or a democracy. It can never be both. If a prince wants to be the prime-ministers the only thing we get is a kingdom wrapped in democratic wrapper; exactly like a candy - chocolaty inside and crunchy outside. If it is true for a prince, it is true for … Continue reading Blue is the new Green; Assembly Election Results Dec 2018
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein It has been more than a month since the world's tallest statue"The Statue of Unity" was inaugurated by our prime minister. Even before the event it touched some nerve leading to … Continue reading Here is why I am happy with the Statue of Unity or The Statue of Change!!
Which among the two (A. Indian National Congress or B. Bhartiya Janta Party) can solve the Kashmir problem? Like it or not, you are going to answer this question in less than six months. If you vote you choose the answer consciously, if you don't vote or use NOTA, you choose. But you choose unconsciously! … Continue reading Entangled Kashmir: A web of poor and selfish decisions
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.It is an open question who, if anyone, this verse is directed against. However, the metaphor is used to describe those playing a role contrary to their real character with whom contact is dangerous, particularly false teachers.We should be … Continue reading Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing forgets the clothing: BBC’s report on Fake News reveals more than expected
The magician borrowed a 10 rupee bill from a person sitting in the first row, he lit that bill up, I saw with my eyes the 10 rupee bill turning into ashes, but what he did next was impossible for me to imagine. He started scrubbing the ash between his fingers and 10 rupee bills, … Continue reading The Magician becomes the Hat!!!: The Indian Politician doing tricks
Like every four years, Olympic Games present a grand Opening Ceremony to the spectators, the Indian General Elections that occur every five years present the voters with a unique game, the tug of war; the Ayodhya Manthan. A game that has been played religiously for almost a century now. On one side pulling towards the … Continue reading Ayodhya Dispute: An unresolved symbolical confrontation
Every year hundreds of people in India die because of floods; millions of the people are relocated and thousands of crores are flushed in floods and yet nothing changes or perhaps it is made sure that these things keep on happening every year. Kerala's worst flood in the century should have brought a bevy of … Continue reading Kerala Floods Part 2: CWC’s Role
The cut-throat competition of the 21st century forces us to be on our toes. The much required need to secure a leading edge in our respective domain or the need to look different or stand apart encourages us to think out of the box. Is it possible that thinking unceasingly like this makes us turn … Continue reading #TheBlindList: An overlooked, cost effective and safe travel plan
Bollywood is an industry filled with filth and coated with tinsel. It is so radiant and glamours from the outside that what rots beneath the surface goes unnoticed. The industry feeds on the skin of the leading ladies and continues to do that unabated and undiminished. If you add up the screen time of some … Continue reading Bollywood & its Feminists
Can there be a religion without god or places of worship? Of course! You can be like an intellectual or modern secular Hindu and say God lives in your heart and you don't need a separate place, hence could decimate the idea of temples. Why this question? And why now? Past few months I have … Continue reading Hinduism: A persecuted religion (Sabarimala)
Cricket: A blessing in disguise Sports not only entertain us but compliment our lives as well. For how long have we been listening quotes like "A healthy mind lives in a healthy body", quite long I suppose. They act as an adhesive that binds people. If you are a football fan and visit a restro-bar … Continue reading Cricket: A blessing in disguise
The sophisticated art of deducing meaningful information from data i.e. raw facts and figures has become one of the most powerful tools for telling convincing stories. The immensely creative selected few who developed this expertise can portray contrasting shades of pieces of information from the same data points. Although creativity should always be promoted, but practicing this particular … Continue reading Kerala Floods Part-1: Media’s Role
As per a news source: "As many as 107,487 people died due to heavy rains and floods across India over 64 years between 1953 and 2017, according to Central Water Commission data presented to the Rajya Sabha on March 19. Damage to crops, houses and public utilities was reported to be Rs 365,860 crore -- … Continue reading Floods and Democracy
As the country inches towards May 2019 via December 2018, the election festival blossoms with the ever intensifying endeavors of the participants. Indians would be overwhelmed by their creative work, catchy one liners, colorful posters and sensational speeches. Mr. Gandhi has already started showcasing his old and ageing ship in a different light. During the … Continue reading What lies beneath the Mask?
Finally, after four years Indian National Congress highlighted something which is above caste-religion-vote-bank politics. I am indebted to them for their concern about Rafale deal. India produces approximately 1.5 million engineers every year, hypothetically if all of them form a separate country, that hypothetical country will have a population greater than 82 countries of the … Continue reading Rafale Deal sums up India’s journey from “Marut” to “Tejas”
As per the last available data, our population is increasing at a rate of 1.2% that is 1,58,90,056 (15 million) more people every year. This is more than the population of countries like Portugal (10 million), Belgium (11 million), Austria (8 Million) Switzerland (8 million) and many more. Very soon we would be a proud … Continue reading Population Explosion -Part 1
A week ago I came across a German law regarding the education of a child. It turns out education is compulsory for every child. There are stern consequences if a child does not attend school. Homeschooling is illegal in Germany. 100% attendance is required, barring exceptions like illness or funerals etc. If parents do not … Continue reading A Right to Unemployment
Society today is an outcome of a child's learning born two decades ago. Common things most of the children learnt then, subsequently became a practice today and may become a cult or tradition in the future. If you identify a flaw with any "group of people" today and sincerely want to rectify it, you should … Continue reading When or How does a child become “caste-literate”?