One can see, in India, Corona Virus is being fought fiercely in the News Room Studios than in the hospitals and the reporters are more worked up than the doctors. There are around 1500 TV channels and over 1,00,000 newspaper publications in India, today. India is the second largest news market in the world: Indians … Continue reading Media & the M(asses)!!
Is everyone entitled to his opinion? No, with a capital ‘N’. In this age, where everything that can be established, can be established, entitling someone to his/her opinion is considered a logical fallacy. Yes, people are permitted to hold opinions over matters of faith and personal preferences; there cannot be any arguments over such matters. … Continue reading Opinion is not an Entitlement!!
The world wouldn’t be same again is what the world is saying. I presume, hereafter, the world will have a new way of counting the days- BC and AC: ‘Before Corona’ and ‘After Corona’. Is this man-made or God-sent; no one knows. The puny little virus has affected the mankind in myriad ways. While few … Continue reading Coronavirus: The Wuhan Shake
The debate on propriety of judges accepting post-retirement jobs from the government has been going on for a long time. The case of Justice Ranjan Gogoi is the latest to get the issue back in focus. Should they or shouldn’t they, is the question. In the 18th and the 19th Century, the German General Staff corps, … Continue reading Your Honour, it is not done!
Recently, my wife and I had gone out for an event. While returning, we hired an Ola and were heading back home. Since the journey was long and slow, as usual, we got talking to the driver of the vehicle. Few minutes into our conversation, we realized that the driver was sick and tired of … Continue reading My father is my hero!
Based on the persuasive recommendations of my few friends, decided to have a ‘dekho’ of the newly released movie, Thappad. Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad has a one-point agenda: you cannot slap a woman, and expect her to ignore it, and move on. You Can Not. Thappad bears its message, more essential than ever, on its chin: … Continue reading Thappad, the movie!!
There is a Sanskrit Shubhashita तक्षकस्य विषं दन्ते मक्षिकायाश्च मस्तके । वृश्चिकस्य विषं पुच्छे सर्वाङ्गे दुर्जनस्य च ॥ While a snake has poison in its fangs, bees have it in their head, scorpion has it in its tail and an evil guy has it throughout his body! With such condemnable comments, one doesn't really … Continue reading People of the Prophet that People love to hate!
When we joined the Forces, in 1987, the ‘Shaktimans’ were a common sight in a cantonment. They were the most widely used cargo vehicles in the Indian Army since their inception in the late 60s. Modeled on the original design of ‘MAN’ of Germany, this vehicle had a comparatively smaller driver cabin and a larger … Continue reading The Dandaman of a Shaktiman
There is a way of doing things and then there is an army way of doing things. As known, the army (armed forces) is not only the biggest user of abbreviations and acronyms but is also the organization which has given birth to a plethora of such terms. Usage of abbreviations and acronyms stemmed … Continue reading LET “R.I.P” REST IN PEACE!!
It’s our common observation, “Where there is religion, there is no love: Where there is love, there is no religion”. Sadly, there is a furore over the Arabic phrase, “la ilaha illa allah”. People weren’t even aware that such a term even existed, leave alone knowing its meaning. Naturally, when we are clueless about our … Continue reading Rivalry in Religion!!