Category Archives: Politics

PM response on 2G Scam, an article by P. Sainath

PM recently spoke to some media people trying to address the issue of 2G scam. This is an article by P. Sainath on how the media missed out on many important questions and how even on the ones asked, the … Continue reading

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Privatization of American intelligence

I was digging around the internet (primarily wikipedia) for some dirt on the big management consulting firms, like McKinsey, and Booz. I learned that McKinsey was on a project with the Minneapolis public school board where they tried to “coerce … Continue reading

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Moving rightwards in the US?

Now that the Republicans have control of the house, have the Tea Party histrionics been, more or less, able to exploit the uncertain economic and political environment? A few days back I was listening to Slavoj Zizek talk  about the … Continue reading

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The agnostic cartographer

How Google’s open-ended maps are embroiling the company in some of the world’s touchiest geopolitical disputes….. from washington monthly(thanks to Rich)

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Let’s pretend it’s a democracy and better than its neighbours of course!

As much as I’m immune to the inhumanity of the Indian state, after reading this article I was shocked and mad beyond anything I remember for a long time. What is more insane is that the mainstream media is completely … Continue reading

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Nakir Zaik, once again!

Sisters and brothers, On your busy Friday morning if you failed to notice this piece of news, here is one more chance. In fact, I was able to dig up the video from youtube containing the objectionable part: (around 6:25) … Continue reading

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The Spill, The Scandal and the President

Fierce and very informative reporting from Tim Dickinson in the Rolling Stone. It’s an eye-opening article about the corrupt, irresponsible and grossly unregulated political and corporate climate that led to the BP oil spill. Long, but well worth it.

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From Smoking Car to Arrest in 53 Hours

The mind boggling efficiency and cooperation that led to the arrest of the Times Square bomber makes for some exciting reading. Via NYT.

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Rachel Maddow on the Racist Roots of the Arizona Law

Via Cynical-C

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‘South Park’ Episode Is Altered After Muslim Group’s Warning

An episode of “South Park” that continued a story line involving the Prophet Muhammad was shown Wednesday night on Comedy Central with audio bleeps and image blocks reading “CENSORED” after a Muslim group warned the show’s creators that they could … Continue reading

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