What led to the socio-economic crisis in Sri Lanka?

A bit of history first: Rajapaksa family is from the majority Sinhalese Buddhist community. In 2005 when Mahinda Rajapaksa was the president, he elected his younger brother Gotabaya to defence secretary post and the other brother his advisor. The majority 70% Sinhalese Buddhists felt endangered from 13% Tamil Hindus.Because Tamil Tigers or LTTE was vehementlyContinue reading “What led to the socio-economic crisis in Sri Lanka?”

How bank fraudsters target you and how to beat them in 7 ways

Five ways by which scammers may try to steal your money: Customers receive a message alarming them that their bank account might be suspended (or KYC expire, card expire, etc.) unless they click on given link. The address seems genuine and so people click willingly. A website opens and it all feels legit. They askContinue reading “How bank fraudsters target you and how to beat them in 7 ways”

What else should be delivered in 10 minutes apart from food and grocery?

Police arriving late at the scene is a common theme in Bollywood. Even in the Court justice may be delayed and the lawyer may scream Tareek pe Tareek, pleading for timely response. But this Bollywood trick is getting old because now people are habitual of fast deliveries. Because of 10-minute delivery promised by some companies,Continue reading “What else should be delivered in 10 minutes apart from food and grocery?”

8 Years Since Power – When will Happiness Index of Bhakts Increase?

I met Bhakt Banerjee at a party and I expected him to be elated especially after the result of elections. But he seemed rather annoyed to my surprise. Despite double engine coming back in Uttar Pradesh and Congress losing all states. Yet, Bhakt Banerjee was aggrieved. He told me, so what if the Congress isContinue reading “8 Years Since Power – When will Happiness Index of Bhakts Increase?”

Endgame for Congress after massive loss?

Assembly election 2022 was also viewed as a mid-term mandate as 5 states going under election from all corners of country. The one takeaway is defeat of congress in all five states. And the rate at which congress is falling will they even be principal opposition party? UP: Congress won 2 seats in Uttar PradeshContinue reading “Endgame for Congress after massive loss?”

8 memorable quotes from Barkha Dutt interview

Pandemic was a time when there was lot of invisibilization of people, especially of the poor. In poorer section there was a kind of resigned acceptance of their invisibilization in the system. We don’t fully understand after decades of being journalists what people vote for and what people vote against. I remember covering the KargilContinue reading “8 memorable quotes from Barkha Dutt interview”

What would happen if Bhakt Banerjee went to Shark Tank?

This is just for fun a work of satire BB: Namaskar sharks. How do you do? Lots of love from bhakt banerjee.Usually I grill people on interviews, but today I am prepared to be grilled by you.At least this much I can tolerate for our supreme leader’s start up india vision. And I’m elated toContinue reading “What would happen if Bhakt Banerjee went to Shark Tank?”

Why we are seeing student VS student battle over dress code?

Oh small child, so petit. What do you in your palm’s grasp keep? It is translation of a popular Hindi song written by Shailendra, sung by Mohammed Rafi. What would the lyrics be if Shailendra wrote this song today? It is unfortunate that students are caught up in a controversy over hijab. They should worryContinue reading “Why we are seeing student VS student battle over dress code?”

The Good And Bad of Budget 2022

The hype around budget 2022 was nothing short of a blockbuster movie. Nirmala Sitharaman presented her 4th budget and her speech started with Amrit Kaal, a plan for 25 years taking India from 75 to 100. But what about execution after marketing? Some people are hailing this budget as non-disruptive because it did not shockContinue reading “The Good And Bad of Budget 2022”

5 Quotes by Jayant Chaudhary worth noting

From interview with Bhakt Banerjee 1. Farmers are innocent and simple but not downright foolish. Farmers don’t lack wisdom and have astute judgment of government policy and how it might affect their life. 2. A new policy is doing the rounds: One nation one leader AND ONE TWEET for all. Although, it is well knownContinue reading “5 Quotes by Jayant Chaudhary worth noting”