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More thoughts after the Delhi blasts

September 17, 2008


The previous post on Delhi Blasts is one of the most un-biased post I have ever written. I gave enough thoughts before writing it, I read the draft over and over again to ensure I wasn’t blaming any religious community. It kind of paid too, the post got a record 296 unique page views on […]

Nagaland’s map lost, Meghalaya opens Mosques for women: North East weekly Updates

September 15, 2008


Nagaland Readers would remember I mentioned some political factions by the name NSCN in last week’s roundup and I said I am not aware what they meant. Now I know what is it. NSCN stands for National Socialist Council of Nagaland. It looks like a secessionist organization but they claim they are not. This is […]

The Delhi blast: A secularist questions

September 14, 2008


My family, my whole family, mom dad sis, had a narrow escape in today’s Delhi serial blasts. By ‘narrow’ I mean really really narrow. They were a few meters away from the blast site, and were AT the site from where live bombs were found minutes later. Only I know what I felt during the […]

MF Hussain wins

September 9, 2008


India’s Supreme Court has refused to launch criminal proceedings against one of the country’s best-known and controversial artists, MF Husain. Hussain was alleged to have offended Hindus with a painting in which he represented India as a nude goddess. But the Court said Mr Husain’s paintings were not obscene and nudity was common in Indian […]

Floods in Assam, Manipur CM attacked: North East weekly update

September 6, 2008


“Banned outfit Ulfa has termed central government’s attitude towards the flood affected people of Assam as discriminatory. Already Central government’s Rs 1000 Crore relief package to Bihar has snowballed into a major controversy in Assam with couple of organizations attacking chief minister Tarun Gogoi for failing to secure a similar relief package for Assam.”[Source: Economic […]

US showed the middle finger to Modi

September 4, 2008


NEW DELHI: In a severe rebuke to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the United States has denied him entry to America. Taking a strong stand against the senior BJP leader and Hindutva icon, the US Consular division on Friday denied him a “diplomatic visa”, apparently holding him responsible for the communal riots in Gujarat in […]