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Are you creative?

Finding Buddha -2 In the first part of this series I discussed how our life is a constant struggle and how ‘Creative Thinking’ can help us sail through this struggle. Before we understand ‘Creative Thinking’, we need to understand what is creative and what is not creative. We all are born as ‘creative’ individuals. It’s a […]

Finding Buddha – Part 1

In life, we take birth, we struggle and, eventually, we die. Struggle is the essence of life. The entire act of life’s conception, per se, is full of struggle. Millions of sperms struggle to unite with the female egg. Mother, the carrier of this life, struggles to protect the life in her womb. The life […]

Hamara Neta Kaisa Ho?

Having a great idea, and assembling a team to bring that concept to life is the first step in creating a successful business venture. While finding a new and unique idea is rare enough; the ability to successfully execute this idea is what separates the dreamers from the entrepreneurs. However you see yourself, whatever your […]

Intellectual Mafia?

I was a young child when Indira Gandhi declared Emergency. My father was Vice Chancellor of one of India’s most troubled university, Jabalpur university. Sharad Yadav was the student leader. He was an extremely popular and violent leader. Jabalpur university had seen some celebrated Ex CJs and Ex Chief Secretaries as their VC. But Jaipraksah […]

15 Communal Questions to ‘The Secular Bollywood’

Yesterday, certain Bollywood personalities led by my very dear friend and renowned scriptwriter Anjum Rajabali, issued an appeal to public at large. In their appeal, simply put, they have warned us that India is in grave danger from divisive and communal forces led by a ‘man-they-won’t-name’ (read Modi). These A-lister personalities have reaffirmed their faith in […]

Who are Modi haters?

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair; hover through the fog and filthy air.” Does this quote from Shakespeare’s Macbeth describe the election campaign of 2014? – asks Barkha Dutt of NDTV. Election season is good business for media. They get lots of ads from political parties. The TRP’s increase. They get their panelists easy […]

15 promises of BJP that can change our lives

Today, BJP released its Election 2014 manifesto. It was supposed to be released on the 3rd April. BJP delayed it citing a logistical problem of bringing all their main leaders together as they are all busy filing nominations. Since then opposition parties, their supporters and media have been outraging on this delay. This is the […]

What is causing Modi wave?

In the summer of 1989, with few childhood friends, I was camping in a jungle near Bhopal. We were lying on cots under a peepal tree, looking at the skies, fighting last night’s hangover. Few birds were flying. My friend, Pawan, like Bond, took out his air gun and shot a bird. Excited with adventurism, […]

20 Reasons Why Modi is Divisive.

Since 2002 the entire political discourse has been centred around 2 issues. Corruption in UPA govt and to cover that up Congress played 2002 card calling BJP’s most popular leader Narendra Modi, divisive. It’s another issue that Modi’s increasing popularity has started dividing UPA and Congress. “Modi is fascist.” “Modi is majoritarian.” “Modi is a […]

Festival of Democracy

Today, Election Commissioner of India, announced General elections for the 16th Lok Sabha. Between 7th April and May 12th, in the biggest election in world’s history will see 814 million adults eligible to vote, from the remote Himalayas in the north to India’s tropical southern tip, 100 million more than last time in 2009 cast their votes […]