Hot haul from jailbird of bling

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Hot haul from jailbird of bling
The Sydney Morning Herald
2 July 2011

The tiny cell Rajina Subramaniam calls home at Silverwater jail is a far cry from the plush surrounds of Sydney’s glamorous designer boutiques and fine jewellers, a glittering world where she once was treated like a princess. Subramaniam has pleaded guilty…read more…

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Astroturfing. Get ready for much more of this.

Guernica / The Un-Victim

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The thing is you have to understand, Amitava, that the people who say such things are a certain section of society who think they are the universe. It is the jitterbugging elite which considers itself the whole country. Just go outside and nobody will say that to you. Go to Orissa, go to the people who are under attack, and nobody will think that there is anything remotely controversial about what I write. You know, I keep saying this, the most successful secession movement in India is the secession of the middle and upper classes to outer space. They have their own universe, their own andolan, their own Jessica Lal, their own media, their own controversies, and they’re disconnected from everything else. For them, what I write comes like an outrage. Ki yaar yeh kyaa bol rahi hai? [What the hell is she saying?] They don’t realize that they are the ones who have painted themselves into a corner.

Arundhati Roy on the middle class in India

India- 50m jobs needed

Monday, 20 September 2010

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Hello world!

Tuesday, 15 August 2006

It’s India’s independence today and the desh turns 59 today. India Shining may have been an empty slogan but there is, in India today, a spring in the step, a not-so-quiet confidence and ebullient optimism about the future. It certainly looks that we are finding our place in the world.

But there also other things that we seem to overlook in the current state of progress. Are they more evident to me because I am an NRI? Maybe there’s too much caution and skepticism in the thinking of people like me who grew up in India in the sixties, seventies and eighties.

August 15 also has a special meaning for me personally as that was the day, years ago, I made decisions that changed my career and life and eventually brought me to Australia.

So, with this blog, I start another adventure. I join the commentariat and get on the soap-box. I only hope I can add some value in this noisy arena. There are no sacred cows and robust (but civil) discussion is welcome. I do not guarantee consistency, fully-baked views, or political correctness. But I hope to shed light AND generate heat.

Posts may be infrequent while I get into the habit; but do check back every now and then.

Hello world!

Monday, 14 August 2006

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