The Land of Retards and Hypocrites

I find two items interesting today. One is an online petition titled “Demand for withdrawal of a flawed book on Hindu History published by PENGUIN” is making the rounds. Addressed to the presidents of the Penguin Group and Penguin India Pvt Ltd, it says, “The Hindus: An Alternative History” by Wendy Doniger “is rife with numerous errors in its historical facts and Sanskrit translations. These errors and misrepresentations are bound and perhaps intended to mislead students of Indian and Hindu history.” The other item is the story about M F Husain giving up his Indian citizenship and becoming a citizen of Qatar. Continue reading “The Land of Retards and Hypocrites”

Going back to the basics

It is time to get back to the basics. It is time for this blog to get back to what its primary concern is: to discuss matters that relate to India’s development. It is entertaining and diverting to once in a while engage with jholawalas like rajkamal and expose their hollow Islamic ideology but eventually we have to focus on the principal issues. Continue reading “Going back to the basics”

Temporary Post: Calling Oldtimer

This is a temporary post. I will delete it as soon as it serves the purpose. Dear Mr Oldtimer: Please reply to the comment by Rajkamal on the post Open Thread: Comment Policy. Mr Rajkamal charges that I am adding comments under the pseudonym “Oldtimer”. Please do show that you are a real person. Thank you.

Krugman became an economist because of Science Fiction

Excellent profile of Paul Krugman in the New Yorker by Larrisa MacFarquhar. It is long and interesting. A few excerpts below the fold. This is a must read if you have even a passing interest in economics. Economics is about people and it is done by people. Among contemporary economists, Krugman is as good as they come. Continue reading “Krugman became an economist because of Science Fiction”