Tipu was an autocratic or rather despotic ruler; by some accounts, he despised the Hindus (while also gave the support for Shringeri Temple and Ranganath Temple of Mysore ). He also wanted to impose the Persian language over Kannada. Having recognized those vices, Tipu was inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution. He wanted … Continue reading A comment on Tipu Sultan’s death.
Ban is the easiest thing any TDH can do. What's the use of the years of legal experience in the jurisprudence if the SC wants to ban by imposing the top-down diktats which affect the businesses and then go on making perpetual exceptions for the made diktat? The directive that there shouldn't be wine shops, … Continue reading Poor diktat by Supreme Court on alcohol ban along highways
Separation of religion from political executive has led to the greatest welfare of the people and I thought we have come a long way from the medieval practice until UP happened. Why a hardliner in matters of religion shouldn't be at the helm of affairs? 1. They are clouded in their judgement because of a … Continue reading Comment on Yogi Aditynanth’s elevation as CM
Unlike the typical run-of-the-mill bureaucrats, Raghuram Rajan is an interesting personality. I have been closely following his interviews, sound bites and write-ups. Here is some compilation of some of the Rajan's background and economic views. Influence of the Chicago School Rajan started his career as a professional economist in 1991 at Chicago University’s Booth School … Continue reading Raghuram Rajan and Rajanomics- Always one step ahead.
When the British finally left on 14th August, 1947 people in Delhi were full of joy and celebrations, crowds were shouting "Mahatma Gandhi ki Jai" but Mahatma was nowhere to be seen. He was not part of celebrations in Delhi. He was in Calcutta. He marked the day with 24 hour fast, for, the … Continue reading The day in history when Evil won over Good
Jan 26 is also the "Happy Independence Day." Allow me to explain the not so much celebrated fact here. Though, freedom came to India on 15th August 1947, the thought of the complete Independence (purna swarjaya) was celebrated 17 years before on 26th Jan, 1930 with a resolution passed under Nehru at Lahore session of … Continue reading Jan 26, Independence day
I have been reading editorials and news articles by several commentators giving exhortations to Urjit Patel to make RBI an independent body. Making a controversy in a place where there is none. I don't believe in this premise that RBI has to be an independent body. I support Central Bank, if at all it has … Continue reading Question of Independence of RBI
Who's on the cover of KVIC calendars ( whether Modi or Gandhi or bikini clad model) is a non-issue. What's an issue is who and how it is being handled! Poor commentary on the social media on this matter. The constraints are all in the supply chain, and in the eternal poverty of the handloom … Continue reading Not Gandhi. Not Modi. Not a bikini-clad model on Calendars- Khadi needs something else.
Note: Request you to read to the end before getting hyped up at me. I may lose a lot of friends with debate on such a sensitive issue. My love for Bengaluru is making me write this. ---------------------------+++++---------------------- After the so called 'mass molestation' case I refrained from commenting. I was observing the narratives. There … Continue reading Bengaluru’s mass generalisation.