Sunday, 8 September 2013


Really what is the difference between Obama planning to strike Syria to boost his popularity and the SP party and the BJP setting western U.P. on fire to gain electoral advantage?
The only difference is that Obama wears a tie and suit and shows gravitas on TV and the leaders from our desi parties fanning the fire resemble the goon squad.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Discordant notes in Srinagar

Ever since my earlier days as a TV correspondent, when once in a while one went to Kashmir, I have been struck by a deep sense of racism, barely concealed, infecting the so called civil society movement and the separatist movement out there.
Most of these worthies have never identified with the problems of Muslim brethren in other parts of the country. In private conversations they have always looked upon themselves as a race and a community apart and most of them are extremely colour prejudiced.
The same disease has surfaced in the Zubin Mehta concert to be held today. The real reason why many of these groups are opposed to this concert is that Zubin has ostensibly been close to Israel and has conducted the Israeli philharmonic orchestra for a number of years.
Sadly one had thought music cuts across religion, caste and ethnic divide.

Vietnam - Syria

The United States has a history of repeating history not as a farce but as a comic strip. Sure Assad is a monster but he will get his just desserts from his own people. Why should the US start yielding the lathi?
The striking image of the Vietnam war was US B-52 bombers bombing from safety up above on a helpless Vietnamese people. The US will do the same in Syria when they launch cruise missiles in their so called limited strike. Wars are won by feet on the ground and not by remote controlled, computer driven missiles.
The US lost the plot in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan and they will do it again in Syria.
As we say ' rasi jal gayee par bal nahin gaya.'

Taliban terror

A moment's silence for author Sushmita Banerjee who was shot dead by the Taliban yesterday in Afghanistan. The enemies of a woman's right to free expression and aspirations are spread all around - the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Geelanis of the world in Kashmir, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his lieutenants for opposing all women related legislation in Parliament, the Khalistanis in the United States and other western countries who threaten women with being branded as 'tankhaiya' (outcast) if they were to marry outside the community.

And finally what about our great brown hope Narendra Modi? Does anyone know where he has dumped his wife?