Till circa 3 years back, I was a regularly practicing biodynamic gardener, though lately my foci have shifted elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

There are scumbags and scumbags. Especially so in my dear Tamilnadu. Read the rest of this entry »

The Original, Hole Story (even ass, the drama unfolds…)

As it happened. Honestly, truly and verily.

Comprising a Prelude and Six acts. Kindly fasten your seat belts. Read the rest of this entry »

Of course, Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) was a SECOND generation dynast and, quite a bit of (what we would now call) brazen nepotism happened in his personal case too, in the late 1920s. And of course, there are SOLID evidences for this.

So, it is NOT that he himself was not a product of dynastic succession and that he only promoted his daughter and other relatives in his time.

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By now, thanks to Times of India to many other secular, liberal media outlets – we all know that Amarnath was indeed founded by a devout Turkic Emir, who out of sheer generosity and enormous goodwill, built the whole mountain range (in what is now known as Pahalgam area, in Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir) braving the bitter cold and against all odds, and thereby getting even with Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb. Read the rest of this entry »

Full disclosure: In my opinion  1) The scholarship of Prof Guha is nonexistent in general and if at all it is there, is very partisan and skillfully obfuscatory – of course, this is based on years of reading and observing him 2) Jawaharlal Nehru was a bunch of contradictions & not a democrat – in spite of what his blind hagiographers talk about in breathtakingly glowing terms 3) Dharampal as a historian, scholar and as a human being with incredible integrity, was far, far above the men of straw such as Prof Guha  (I am fortunate that I was able to associate with Dharampal at some point of time – and I have also discussed with him about the incidents involving his ‘letter to all members of parliament‘ that happened in 1962; one of my nostalgic posts about my encounters with Dharampal – in Tamil)

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Of course, Prof Guha is famous for being a prolific fake history peddler and a lot can be written about this.

However fellas, this post is restricted to his latest rumour mongering involving Junagadh and Sardar Patel. Read the rest of this entry »

Not even, Audrey Truschke! :-(

Someone HAD to do this sometime. So. Read the rest of this entry »

Let us please understand one thing. ‘India Today Group’ is also a scumbag media house, but it is not SO bad as the ‘The Hindu,’  NDTV and ‘Times of India’ kind of whorehouses. But it is bad enough. Sorry. Read the rest of this entry »

Enough is enough. If you really care for quality in Indian education, have a reasonable sense of fairness and basic ethics – would you please publicize this post?

I know this is a shameless request, but how I hate the enjoyment of mediocrity and dastardly thieving of taxpayers’ money – especially by the so called ‘social science’ and therefore ‘socially aware(!)’ students, whose jolly-good life is getting subsidized by the Indian Nation and Parents..

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If you have not read this excellent and erudite rebuttal of Vairamuthu (=this yet-another-know-it-all-from-Tamil-filmi-‘cult’ural-scene) so far – please go read it first. Read the rest of this entry »

​Poet(sic) Vairamuthu – in the grand tradition of the Tamil filmi nonsense – is a hilarious clown and ignorant buffoon at best, but as usual has a ‘mASS’ following. Read the rest of this entry »

When the grand dame of filmi protests makes facile statements about secularism, women’s rights and lefts, it is important that certain other facets of her character are also brought out.

May grand ma’am Shabana Azmi be the mother of a THOUSAND protests!

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in a series of scrollable tweets.


This happened some 10 years back or so, and I have reproduced the journal/notes below (with a few additions) –  just to help you reconfirm your valid opinion that, I am a weirdo. Thanks. Read the rest of this entry »

The idea of TED talks was probably good, and I have enjoyed (wasted?) many hours of my life with them. Have actually learnt a few things and have gotten a few +ve pointers. Yeah. Read the rest of this entry »

​என்னைப் பொறுத்தவரை இவை இரண்டுக்குமிடையே ஒரு பெரிய மசுருக்கும் வித்தியாசம் இல்லை. நன்றி.

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Folks who are interested in school education and who are capable of contributing +vely, please do apply and participate in these efforts towards nation building. Thanks! Read the rest of this entry »

grrrr… Read the rest of this entry »

mathematical pornography

August 19, 2017

Once upon a time, 1/t… Read the rest of this entry »