Orange Passports for Those Who Havent Passed 10th…..

The Modi Sarkar has come up with a new proposal for Passport holders !!!   From now on, all those people need an Emigration Check (ECR Category) will have an orange color passport.   Basically, what this means is that all Indians who have not passed their 10th Standard education will have an Orange passport….

Media Response to SC Judges Press Conference

4 SC judges hold an unprecedented Press Conference today, raise concerns against the Chief Justice of India, say “Democracy is in danger”   Here are the expected Headlines from major news channels in the evening debates.   NDTV: Congress and BJP, War Of Words over Press Conference #SCPressConference   Times Now: How Rahul Gandhi has…

Bholu and the Haj Subsidy

Bholu Bhakt: Damn these Muslims have become quiet. Me: How come?   Bholu Bhakt: Today I went outside Khan Chacha’s chicken shop and shouted, “Modi Ji has cancelled Haj subsidy” Me: So?   Bholu Bhakt: I expected the Muslims outside there to start arguing about how bad this was for them. You know the usual…

“Dont Hire Him……He Is A Kamble !!”

A few years back (I was 23-24 then), I was visiting a friend in his office.   My friend, who was a good ten years older than me, ran a respectable mid sized business and at that time he employed around 100-120 people in his company. He had a manufacturing set up and his employees…

A Child ….. No More

The little child stood clinging on to the hand of his father as he tried to look through the crowd of people standing in the front of them. They were all listening to some person, whom he didnt know, standing on a makeshift stage, giving a speech about some other person, whom he also didnt…

The Matchbox

He stood in the middle of the small tribal settlement, a fire-torch in his hand and a matchbox in another.   Fires raged all around him as he directed his men to set the little grass and wood houses alight.   There were people running everywhere trying to save themselves, but his face was calm,…

“My Name Is Abdul”

He peered through the dim light, around his basement, at the four people hunched up on the floor below, as he sat on the single cot lined up by the wall. A middle aged man with a woman and two little girls. They were huddled in the corner, with the man putting his hands protectively…

A Tryst With Demonetization

A Tryst With Demonetization —– on the eve of demonetization   Mitrooonnnnnn   One year ago we made a tryst with demonetization, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not at all in the full measure and not very substantially either.   At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the…

The Difference Between Religion and Culture…

On one of our first days in the lesser famous city of Bandung, Indonesia, we hired a car to take us around the place.   The driver named Md. Alam spoke passable English and we managed to have a decent conversation as he drove us around the city showing us various historical sights there.  …