Posts Tagged “idiocy”

What Manmohan doesn’t know…

by Ritwik on February 11, 2011

A note to the PM’s spin doctors – the people would prefer that Manmohan knew about all these scams. It’s probably better to have a cunning and corrupt prime minister than one who has no idea of what members of his government are up to.

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Muzzled by

by Ritwik on October 5, 2010

I posted the above comment at this afternoon. It appears to have been rejected/deleted without assigning any reason. Comments made after mine have made their way on the website, which would indicate that my comment has been rejected/deleted/held till “higher authorities” take a call.As for the high and mighty writing on Kafila, I would advise that they amend their comment policy to add sarcasm to the list of undesirable traits.

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Yet Another Non-implementable Law

by Ritwik on July 17, 2010

It is obvious that the proposed bill to prevent child abuse in India is yet another act of over-zealousness which seeks to achieve social objectives by force of law, rather than investing in necessary social and cultural reform. It will be non-implementable, because of its sheer impracticality. That does not bother me as much as the fact that unlike the equally stupid anti-smoking law, the proposed bill has inherently greater scope for misuse and harassment.

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Barbaric Attack on Kerala Professor: A Few Questions

by Ritwik on July 9, 2010

I don’t understand why the police needed to assure church leaders that the perpetrators of this attack will be brought to justice? Surely these “chruch leaders” should have been incensed regardless of the religious affiliation of the victim? this episode would not have even become a news story had the attackers not committed the tactical error of chopping off Joseph’s hand. As it is, they had him on the run.

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Now, Darwin censored in America

by Ritwik on September 15, 2009

Jon Amiel’s film Creation about Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution has not found a distributor in America, even though it has distributors all over the world.America touches new low in the acrimonious creationism vs evolution debate.

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Theatre of the absurd: outcomes of the Lyngdoh Committee Report

by Ritwik on July 22, 2009

The following is a riveting drama possible only in the contradiction that is India.
*a nod to history: all characters & situations in the following work are purely imaginary. Any resemblence to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
The players:
The Long Arm of The Law: it is omniscient. It extends everywhere, in every domain, in every direction.
JM Lyngdoh and minions – tasked by The Long Arm of The Law to rewrite the rules of student union elections.

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Thank God this doesn’t happen in India

by Ritwik on July 19, 2009

ISA issues licenses to anybody working with kids. This is outrageous. sucks because it makes the system extremely unforgiving. Commit one offence, government can bar you from working in a school, or in a day care centre, or as a school bus driver, even as a traffic warden.

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