Lord Krishna and Jarasandha: Self-preservation and War Theory

To understand the philosophy of Lord Krishna, it is imperative to have a close look at his life and what all he stood for. The first major political event in the life of Lord Krishna occurred when he killed his maternal uncle, Kansa. For slaying of Kansa there were many reasons, personal and political, both. Kansa was an unjust king who had begotten the throne...

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Salman’s Continual Tryst with the Law Law / People

The sporty, ever-exercising lover boy of Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) who could pull a punch or two if the need be turned into a Baaghi (1990) for love almost immediately after. It was smooth sailing for many years thereafter. But by the time he was family-loving boy swearing Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999) some nine years later, he was also hunting Chinkaras, an endangered species...

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Lord Ram and Lord Krishna: Different Lives, Different Purposes Theory

Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is seen as the ideal man who lived a model life to earn the well-deserved epithet of Maryadapurushottam . Lord Ram’s life and the way Lord Krishna lived are markedly different and the reason for the difference in their ways is very educative in terms of the way societies evolve and how the law keeps pace with...

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NAVJOT SINGH SIDHU: A Cricketer-turned-MP’s Struggle with the Law Law / People

Navjot Singh Sidhu’s is among the most easily reconizable faces on Indian television, and almost everybody who has spent any amount of time watching television in India is familiar with his catchy oneliners that are now fondly referred to as ‘Siddhuisms’. But it is not the small screen that made him famous. It was his explosive performance as a cricketer playing for the Indian team...

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NARSIMHA RAO – II: Corruption Scandals Law / Politics

Narsimha Rao’s darkest hour came when he found himself accused of corrupt and unethical practices on more than one occasion. The nightmare began in 1996 when Rao’s term in office came to an end, and investigations were initiated primarily against him along with Buta Singh and nine others on the charges that he had offered huge amounts of money to the members of the Jharkhand...

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NARSIMHA RAO – I: Economic Liberalization and Babri Masjid Demolition Law / Politics

Pamulaparti Venkata Narsimha Rao or P.V. Narsimha Rao – born on June 28, 1921 at Laknepally village in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh in a Niyogi Telugu Brahmin family – had almost retired from a very active political life when the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 forced him to step into the very center of the politically charged atmosphere to hold the reins of...

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NELSON MANDELA – III: The Rise, The Imprisonment And The Presidency Law / Politics

Mandela, having been elected a member of the executive committee, ANC, Transvaal, forced the Regional President, C.S. Ramohanoe, to resign when the President went against the wishes of the Transvaal Executive Committee in cooperating with Indians and communists. When after the 1948 general elections, a racialist party came in power, and began practicing racial segregation openly through their policies, Mandela, having gained sufficient influence within...

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NELSON MANDELA – II: The Political Beginning Law / Politics

Nelson Mandela (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela), born on July 18, 1918, went on to become the first ever elected President of South Africa in a fully representative democratic elections in 1994 and remained in office until 1999. Mandela, a militant anti-apartheid activist, was arrested in 1962 and was convicted of sabotage apart from other offences, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, as a consequence of which...

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@ArvindKejriwal Help me understand exactly why you need his permission. 2 weeks ago

@nytimes Show respect? This sounds pretty North Korean. Trump should not over-fraternize with Kim Jong-un in the national interest of the US. Trump seems to be learning at the feet of Putin and the Supreme Leader of North Korea. Nothing good can come of it. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 I am perfectly at ease with the term 'liberal'. I am not deleting any tweets. And the discussion stands terminated forthwith. I did that twice earlier. 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @_Mauna_ @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 You will not tell me how to take someone's name. He is plain Savarkar. End of the story. I am free to call him by his name. I don't consider him 'veer' at all. So, it's time to end this discussion. I have sent my last tweet to you. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 The context of 'Indian' comes from citizenship. Check what I said. This is the last tweet in response to you. Farewell. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Ha ha ha! Rest assured of your beliefs, for that's all one is left with without the truth. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Identity politics by people like you. Hard to see? You are welcome to not see. Good Night, again. 😀 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 I am talking of today, and not of the bygone era. The fact stands acknowledged. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 So, the Congress was fighting the British without considering them enemies? Hmm. Okay. We are done here. Good Night. 🙂 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 It is indeed a bad word when it is used to divide, which is what it is being used for now. Back then it was used to unite. 'Indian' is also a community. Use it to include and it's good word, use it to divide, it's bad. I am sure you understand. 🙂 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Sorry. I am not into attempting to challenge history and refashion the truth to suit one's beliefs, or offer a person based or class based explanation for why history is what it is. Recorded history is the truth until credibly challenged. You can believe what you like. 1 month ago

@Kalbhoja I did not use the expression 'British' in terms of fighting. The expression "for his people". There was no 'India' back then. Also, this 'inviting' business has been our problem for sure, and many people committed that mistake. We were divided back then. Try preventing that now. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 I have called the Sangh what I thought best described them. I am not putting labels on bottles. Sorry. 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 No, what I call 'Indian' is everybody who is a citizen of this country. What you call 'Indian' might be different. And perhaps that where we irreconcilably differ. 🙂 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Maybe because they were not sufficiently 'dangerous'. Savarkar? You are welcome to your beliefs, my friend. 🙂 1 month ago

@_Mauna_ @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Freedom struggles are by the people and for the people. They are not communal in nature. So, the question of it's being 'Hindu' does not arise. But I guess with a handle like 'Spirit of Hindutva' you would want to argue in that 'spirit'. 🙂 1 month ago

@3M0nks @debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @INCIndia I did not talk about partition at all. So, the question of blaming someone or the other for it does not arise. You are perhaps trying to talk about something you are more comfortable talking about. I don't get into those kind of 'debates'. So, this is my last response to you. 🙂 1 month ago

I am perfectly willing to leave history behind and move forward, if they are willing to treat all Indians on the same plane without playing the Hindu-non-Hindu politics. twitter.com/debiacharya196… 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 The following may help. They have always been more Hindu than Indians. Hope they would do better going forward. thewire.in/history/rss-hi… outlookindia.com/website/story/… hindustantimes.com/india/hindu-ma… 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 @SRU_STI @RakeshSinha01 Is it really news? Did you never wonder why nobody mentions any RSS functionary as having been part of the freedom struggle, my friend? 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 But, like I said, let the history be where it belongs, which is in the past. Look forward, shall we? 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 You are under the mistaken assumption that I support Congress somehow. I don't. So, let's assume they were 'servants', but they were also the ones fighting for our freedom. The RSS were servants and refused to take part in the freedom struggle. 1 month ago

@debiacharya1969 @vhsindia @Swamy39 Servants don't sit as equals with the masters. Also, the pictures you showing are part of the take over from the British. Furthermore, Congress is not in power at the moment. We'll question them when they are in power. Let's deal with our government for now. 1 month ago

@vhsindia @Swamy39 But then, the likes of you prefer to look at the perceived glory of the past rather than deal with the real problems of the present day. 1 month ago

@vhsindia @Swamy39 Why am I reminded of the RSS, the servants of the British? Tipu Sultan fought for his people at least, which the RSS refused to do during the freedom struggle. So, let's not discuss history and focus on the future. 1 month ago

@PritishNandy @imVkohli So, I respect Virat's right to free speech and condemn what he said in the same breath, just as you do, but I do not recognize his right to say whatever he wants. Sportsmanship, I demand, both on and off the field. This ill mannered person must get his act right. 1 month ago

@PritishNandy @imVkohli He has the right to free speech just as those who condemn him have the right. Right to Freedom of Speech does not include the right to be not criticized for what you say. 1 month ago

@PritishNandy @imVkohli No, he cannot respond "in anyway he wants", which is exactly the point here. We expect dignified speech if he opens him mouth in public or on the field. If he wants people to judge him by his batting, he should speak only through the bat, like Tendulkar did. 1 month ago

@Swamy39 And unlike Virat, who asked the fellow to leave the country, we are not asking him to step down as the captain of the Indian cricket team although we should. If it's a 'national team', we don't want a man like Virat leading it. 1 month ago

@Swamy39 What you seem to be trying to do is what your kind try to do all the time, which is to digress and muddy the waters. Media is slamming the erring. The person disliking Virat's game is within his rights to dislike him and like anybody else, but Virat can't say what he did. 1 month ago

@Swamy39 The people slamming Virat are also exercising their freedom of speech. So, the 'right to free speech' part is not under question. What is being criticized is the way that freedom was exercised by this non-sportsman of a captain that we have the misfortune of having. 1 month ago

@Swamy39 Nobody can tell any Indian that he or she should leave the nation for anything, and the least for liking the sportsmen of a foreign nation. Also, Virat is the captain of the 'national cricket team' talking to a lover of the game, and his conduct was wholly unbecoming. 1 month ago

@Acosta If it's any consolation, you country is not alone in doing this. I am from India and 'anti-national' is thrown around here, too, mostly by people who don't have the first idea about what patriotism, culture, civilization, brotherhood and fraternity stand for. 1 month ago

@PritishNandy What's wrong with relating to any human beings anywhere in the world? Don't soldiers pay due respect to the bodies of the combating enemy soldiers? Hatred must be kept for things like irrationality, bigotry and such, and not for people, not even the irrational and the bigots. 1 month ago

@PressSec And you seriously want us to believe any of it? Such hopes. 1 month ago

@IExpressSports @VORdotcom I am not as tolerant of his on-field behaviour either because it does show the kind of person one is or one is not, and what Virat is not is a sportsman. He is just someone who has certain skills like anybody in a circus. 1 month ago

@imVkohli You are a far better salesman than a sportsman, Virat, which is amply clear from your recent reaction to a non-fan of your cricketing skills. Indians are not Indian citizens by virtue of enjoying your batting. You might want to have the Indian Constitution amended in that regard. 1 month ago

I reserve my respect for the likes of Kapil Dev, Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. A run machine with no sense of sportsmanship is basically nothing because runs do not get 'made' anywhere except on the score board. Cricket is a sport, and one is free to like any sportsman. 1 month ago

I have always maintained - primarily in view of his abusive aggression on the field - that for all his skills, Virat Kohli is not a sportsman, and I have never had any respect for the current 'Indian Captain'. indianexpress.com/article/sports… 1 month ago

So, either make a referendum to all Hindus before you choose to speak on our behalf, or just shut up. Or express your individual opinions, which you have every right to put across. The likes of me respect that right because, unlike you and your kind, we respect our Constitution. 1 month ago

I am a Hindu and I don't feel least bit 'insulted' by the Supreme Court's decision to hear the matter as and when it chooses to. I feel insulted by your audacity to speak on my behalf. You can't pick and choose your Hindus. trib.al/Gh5WCpe?fbclid… 1 month ago

@SirPareshRawal You mean Congress did so much and named it all after Nehru and the Gandhis while the only thing the current government did was put up a statue and couldn't name it after Mr. Modi or Shah or Savarkar because it's Sh. Patel's statue? Whose side are you on anyway? :-p 1 month ago

Of course. Your PMs chose to never give birth, not intramarital at least, as far as we know. Where was the option anyway then? ndtv.com/hyderabad-news… 1 month ago

So, if it’s alright to go wearing it instead of carrying it to one’s friend’s house, it’s alright for one to go wearing it to the temple, too, right, Ms. Irani? Women can go to their friends’ house. So, they can also go to the temples. What’s all the fighting about then? 😝 2 months ago

Let's rename Ganga 'Swachch Mata'. That might clean it overnight. 2 months ago

गणराज्य भारत के रास्ट्रपिता को शतशत नमन. 2 months ago

“Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth." -- Albert Einstein speaking of Mahatma Gandhi. 2 months ago

Hasn’t it been the case for the last five decades anyway? Why ‘minor’ though? 😝 twitter.com/BDUTT/status/1… 3 months ago

A civil war in India, if ever, would most likely be between Hindu Indians and Hindu Idiots. 😐 3 months ago

When men treat women as their 'precious property' to be guarded at all times, most women (not all) understand only the 'precious' part and ignore the 'property' part. They are happy until they realize the order of significance in which most men (not all) arrange those two words. 4 months ago

If Hindus condone the fundamentalist way in which the fringe Hindu elements have taken the center stage, tags like 'Hindu Talibans' and 'Hindu terrorists' would keep coming. Hindus must protect Hinduism from such branding by standing against violence in the name of religion. twitter.com/sambitswaraj/s… 5 months ago

What would she be called? Instead of the 'youngest billionaire', she should be called the 'First Crowd-Sourced Billionaire' -- a true 'democratic billionaire', a 'billionaire by the people'. Hopefully, she would also be 'for the people'. businessinsider.in/People-are-don… 5 months ago

I saw a video in which the people of Benaras expressed their dissatisfaction with the Modi government. Why not change it's name to 'Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Shiromani Hindu Nagar' and call it 'Modi masterstroke'? 5 months ago

@Tweet_WithLove @BDUTT If you find your nation the same then either you are blind and deaf, or you are talking of a nation other than India. And I am also an ordinary citizen who walks the same roads that you do everyday. Just that I can see, hear and empathise. 6 months ago

@ZMalekActor @NilanjanaSengu4 @awryaditi So, not the 'nostalgia and old movies', only the consumerist fixation with the new and the next is allowed to cloud one's judgment, right? Not Shakespeare or Dickens, but Chetan Bhagat must determine what's literature. Classics, after all, are old and nostalgia-inducing. 6 months ago

@NilanjanaSengu4 @ZMalekActor @awryaditi Also, Aamir and Shahrukh still don't have the body of work that could qualify them for such comparisons with Mr. Bachchan. Aamir Khan may still be in the reckoning. SRK? Certainly not. 6 months ago

@NilanjanaSengu4 @ZMalekActor @awryaditi Oh, by the way, if it is about the 'God Of Cinema' remark against someone's saying that it's Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, well, I agree with you, and that's because it is a mistake to club Aamir and Shahrukh in a single bracket, to begin with. 6 months ago

@NilanjanaSengu4 @ZMalekActor @awryaditi You will stick to your opinion because you still consider your opinion defensible or simply because "everyone has their own opinion"? I don't know the context of this remark, but I find it funny that people want to "stick to their opinions" for such weird reasons. 6 months ago

@awryaditi @SrBachchan Also, please do understand that it morally obligatory for you to explain yourself because you can't assert the moral right to criticize someone for something that you practice yourself unless you categorically admit that the criticism is also, in part, self-criticism. 6 months ago

@awryaditi @SrBachchan Could you please enlighten us about your 'master creeper' reference to Mr. Bachchan? I am assuming you have some very strong reasons. And if not, your said remark falls in exactly the same category of 'abusive remarks/comments' that you are taking issue with. 6 months ago

@nytimes Look for one, find a thousand of such mindless people anywhere in the world. After all mindlessness is more widespreas than even air. It can be found in sulphur caves too. 😂 7 months ago

@SambittPatra But you can't understand this, can you? Saying that there is an atmosphere of intolerance is not the same thing as saying 'India is or Indians are intolerant', just like criticizing the PM or the government is not the same thing as being 'Anti-National', whatever that might mean. 7 months ago

@SambittPatra And the Supreme Court was never targeted. A motion for the impeachment of any judge does not imply a distrust of the courts or the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of India is not the Supreme Court. He is one of the judges of the Supreme Court, only 'first among the equals'. 7 months ago

@SambittPatra Any Bench for any matter will be convened by the CJI only. So, one should not approach the Supreme Court and should not accept the verdict if one is not satisfied with the way the CJI functions in order to protest or 'target'? 7 months ago

@chetan_bhagat So, you become this fountain of political sagacity only when your preferred political party is at the receiving end, or does your cup of wisdom brim with such sumptuous Machiavellian wine even otherwise? We know the answer, don't we? 7 months ago

@chetan_bhagat Because IT cells of the political parties -- including your openly and shamelessly preferred one -- are paid to tweet, but not to do 'instagramming', if that's even a verb yet. 7 months ago

@chetan_bhagat @Memeghnad Public accountability is not the same thing as legal accountability. When one is legally accountable, there are no debates; only legal consequences. There are Public debates when one is morally accountable, legal liability being the lowest threshold. 7 months ago

@chetan_bhagat No, they do not work on twitter either. Look at yourself. You are basically saying that there is no room for ethics in politics, which amounts to saying that politics is legitimately unethical. Only an unethical person can say that, even on Twitter, Mr. Bhagat. 7 months ago

@chetan_bhagat You are holding a mirror? Why don't you turn it to yourself for once? The first thing it would tell you is that you are not a writer. Start there, if you want to start with the truths. 7 months ago

फिल्में देखा कीजिये मोदी जी, फिल्में! “दूसरों के पाप गिनाने से तुम्हारे अपने पाप कम नहीं हो सकते। दूसरों के जुर्म साबित करने से ये सच्चाई नहीं बदल सकती की तुम भी एक मुजरिम हो।” -- दीवार (१९७५) तालियाँ!!! तालियाँ!!! तालियाँ!!! 7 months ago

Could we change the subject to something else, Mr. Modi. Why does your television switch on to and switch off from just one channel -- Congress. What they did or did not do is their problem. Tell us what you stand for, if anything? twitter.com/narendramodi_i… 7 months ago

Communalism is a Congress evil? Yes, could be. They let the 1984 happen, after all. But then, are we missing the irony here? twitter.com/narendramodi_i… 7 months ago

How does it matter what they are opposed to? They are not in power. You are. And if despite being in power you can be stopped or hassled by someone who has no power, there is something really very wrong with the people we have placed at the political apex. twitter.com/narendramodi/s… 7 months ago

There is no such thing as Triple Talaq in India after the Supreme Court judgment pronouncing it invalid. So, why are you 'abolishing' something that is not there? Don't you have something real to do? twitter.com/narendramodi/s… 7 months ago

The last I checked, Dr. Ambedkar was among the chief architects of the Indian Constitution and on 29 August, 1947 he was appointed Chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee, and was India's first Law Minister under the rule of Congress. So, how was he 'humiliated', Mr. PM? twitter.com/narendramodi/s… 7 months ago



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