The open letter which I sent to Narendra Modi in 2011

I wrote this open letter in 2011, but was published in another blog Dear Modiji, Let me introduce myself , I am Ashok, am not from Gujarat, nor I know Gujarati language, have no close friends from your state, I have never visited the state too. Then you might wonder, why I should write a … Continue reading The open letter which I sent to Narendra Modi in 2011

Mr Modi, please March ahead ignoring the ugly noises

Narendra Modi after many years expressed his feelings about Gujarat riots of 2002 in his blog.  The blog came as reaction to the court verdict which upheld the SIT report which exonerated him. In his blog, Narendra Modi was seen quite defensive, but it is natural. He called the Gujarat riots of 2002 a mindless violence. You … Continue reading Mr Modi, please March ahead ignoring the ugly noises

False prophets of secularism

I wish a very happy Christmas to all those who are celebrating it today.  I hail from a nation where 95% of its population are not Christians. But we exchange Christmas and Easter greetings more than the Christian majority nations do. Christian theology views Hindus as Idolaters, Polytheists and heathens – but that does not … Continue reading False prophets of secularism

Andhra Government promotes Christian culture officially ?

Imagine the hue and cry if Narendra Modi talks the H word- the whole nation will debate his majoritarian communalism. If BJP promotes Sanskrit or Yoga, it is also communalism.  But accidentally I saw a website maintained by Andhra Pradesh Government which is named christianminorities.ap.nic.in.  We have minority ministry for centre and state, but never … Continue reading Andhra Government promotes Christian culture officially ?

How and why Indira Gandhi who was PM in 1971 got Bharat Ratna in 1971 ?

  It all started with a curiosity. I was just going through the list of Bharat Ratna awardees where I saw three of the six Nehru-Gandhi family members are in it.  Nehru got it in 1955, Indira got it in 1971 and Rajiv got it in 1991. In Home ministry site there is a note … Continue reading How and why Indira Gandhi who was PM in 1971 got Bharat Ratna in 1971 ?

My RTI query to President secretariat

Sir, I would like to get information about the following.... I read in MHA site that Bharat Ratna is awarded in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest  order in any field of human endeavour. The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister himself to the President. 1. What were the exceptional … Continue reading My RTI query to President secretariat

Nehru and Indira recommended themselves for Bharat Ratna ?

I sent this RTI query to Prime Ministers Office on 25th August 2013. Following were the questions.. 1. What are the criteria and procedure for Bharat Ratna award 2. Does Prime Minister himself recommend Bharat Ratna awardee to the president. 3. (i)Who got Bharat Ratna in the year 1955 and 1971 respectively, (ii) who recommended … Continue reading Nehru and Indira recommended themselves for Bharat Ratna ?

Azad on Nehru and Patel

Today(11th November) is Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad's Birth Anniversary. He was a  scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement. Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. In 1992 he was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. This blog post is about his views and narratives about Sardar … Continue reading Azad on Nehru and Patel