I can see a clear pattern how Church related bodies have converted this into 'atrocity literature' for which Church is famous for. We watch how these developments were diligently followed by Western press...If terror has no religion how come rape and petty crimes have got a Hindu face?..Simple strategy at any point is to create insecurity and fear psychosis, raise heckles, blame Modi and Hindu organizations.
Newspapers have been saying there is clear stamp of PM Narendra Modi all over on the Union Budget 2015. The corporate economists, the World Bank type of advisors are going gaga over the budget. But, I beg to differ. I am also suspicious about such a high approval by all corporate people and economists.
We were highly critical about previous state government increasing FSI in Mumbai every now and then, and gifting it to builders like largesse of Nawabs. Trouble with FSI is that it is a 'concept' in the air. There is no apparent cost to it. You simply allow more square feet on the same piece of land. Builder makes money, a few lucky get their homes though at astronomical cost and ruling party enjoys the fruits of this jugglery of a few strokes of pen. It seems like a rare win-win situation.
There have been many sincere looking, fiery and amusing debates about Freedom of Speech with reference to criticism and possible legal action against AIB event. Many a young college kids have got carried away with this idea of freedom of speech as I could sense in NDTV programme of Barkha Dutt. The whole debate has been deliberately veered towards freedom of speech while it should have been about its direct abuse of and attack on civilizational values.