Sunday, October 17, 2021

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Demonetisation, Prohibition, Nitish and the current political equations of Bihar

While traveling across Bihar, I talked to people regarding demonetisation, liquor ban, and Gathbandhan Sarkar.

The corrupt are our friends : How hatred for Modi changed the discourse around corruption

People who termed corruption a monster are now finding it a mouse, because they can't hate Modi enough.

Are less-cash economy and more people in banking system just ‘side effects’ of demonetisation?

Curbing corruption and countering insurgency could appear as chief goals, but that’s not all.

Kejriwal reserves post of Dy CM of Punjab for a caste – what it tells about him

From ‘new politics’ to same old, or worse, ‘caste politics’ – the journey of Arvind Kejriwal.

Raghav Bahl, Bloomberg Quint, and the art of faux-economics

Raghav Bahl is back with yet another simplistic and stupid article. This time even more stupid.

UPI – all you need to know; how to set up and transact (step-wise guide with pics)

Here's how you can go cashless with UPI payments: Noob to UPI Jedi in under 10 minutes

Media reports claim that 70% trucks are off roads in India, really?

Yet another demonetisation scare spread by irresponsible media busted.

Six things Modi government can do to deliver after the demonetisation pain is over

Modi Government will have to repay the political cost of demonetisation.

Manmohan Singh spoke, and Twitter can’t stop talking about it

Twitter reacts to Manmohan Singh’s speech on demonetisation in parliament.

Kejriwal’s lies and the complicit silence of Indian ‘left-liberals’

Aiding and abetting the dawn of gutter level politics in India.

The Greek demagogue, and how the modern Right could be the New Left

The leaders on the ‘right’ are often called ‘demagogues’, which is true in the ancient sense of the word.

Senior AAP leader from Goa goes against Kejriwal, hails demonetisation drive

Dr. Oscar Rebello said that demonetisation drive had good some effects, though implementation is faulty.

Reddy’s lavish wedding earns him IT notice, now Congress leader hosts similar wedding

After Janardhana Reddy's daughter's wedding, a Congress leader hosts lavish wedding for his son.

Mamata’s new found ‘mamata’ for the ‘Poor’ is hypocrisy at best, and criminal at worst

For many months now, poor have been dying of starvation in Bengal under Mamata’s rule.

How sensationalist media obfuscated the truth about terrorists having Rs. 2000 notes

If you skimmed media reports, you’d think that terrorists have huge cache of new currency notes.

Rahul Gandhi has no sense at all, forget any sense of humour: Subramanian Swamy

Speaking at a launch of book Unreal Aliens, Swamy trained his guns at Gandhis and Arun Jaitley.

The fixed interview of the decade: Rajdeep talks to “Tigress” Sonia

No attempts were made to hide the fact that this was a softball interview

Revealed: The man who will replace Arnab Goswami on Times Now

A known face will replace Arnab on Times Now

After surgical strike on unaccounted cash, next attack on undeclared gold and real estate?

A constant push is needed to completely weed out black money

Rajdeep Sardesai places his prejudices over ethics of journalism

Blinded by hatred, Rajdeep is playing with the fundamentals of journalism

Kejriwal sinks to new low – shows picture of dead robber, claims he is innocent citizen

Arvind Kejriwal tried to claim yet another death due to demonetisation. And he was lying.

Demonetisation drive – some positive outcomes in the short term too

In short term, no immediate benefits were expected, but there are some good side effects.

Pathetic journalism – when media thought you can get STDs from ATMs

How journalists spread rumour about ATMs causing Sexually Transmitted Diseases .

Arvind Kejriwal calls BBC journalist ‘dishonest’ for questioning his claims

Kejriwal got angry when questioned about his claims. See video.

Why does Vir Sanghvi block on Twitter if you mention words like Rail Neer or Mira Road?

People on Twitter played a game, and journalist Vir Sanghvi obliged.

Visceral hate of Pankaj Mishra stinking in garbage of New York Times

A response to rabid India and Hindu hater Pankaj Mishra's rant published by NYT

SWOT analysis of the demonetisation move

What are the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats around the demonetisation drive.

10 reasons that faux-economists give to derail the demonetisation programme

Some half baked reasons are being offered, which are not rooted in economic principles.

A short passage on ‘introspection’ from a ‘right winger’ to ‘liberals’

You are right that some people have reduced ‘nationalism’ to joke, but read on.

How demonetisation was wrongly blamed for some unfortunate deaths

Huffington Post India wrote a highly misleading article linking deaths to demonetisation drive.

When media and media persons started a rumour: Indelible ink for withdrawals

Journalism means never having to say you're sorry

The truth about colour coming off the new Rs 2000 note

The truth is often simpler to explain

10 MORE rumours related to demonetisation that you might have believed as true

The lies and misinformation related to the demonetisation are only increasing with each day.

Caught: AAP using news items of 2015 to spread panic about Demonetisation

AAP plunges to new depths to create social unrest.

Why the so-called liberals forced Paytm to take off an ad

The ad around demonetisation exposed the phoney concerns of privileged activist class.

10 rumours related to demonetisation that you might have believed as true

Some in media and political parties are working overtime to spread misinformation and lies.

Raghav Bahl and the depressing jugaad of Indian journalism

A leading media entrepreneur writes a horribly absurd article on demonetisation.

All drama and no logic – Kejriwal’s press conference on demonetisation

Instead of exposing a scam, Arvind Kejriwal exposed himself as rumour-monger.

Rahul Gandhi visits bank to experience pain of people, gives them more pain

With Congress Vice President inside the bank, entry of common man was closed.

Swiggy offers “Modi” coupons as brands rush to benefit from demonetization drive

Digital wallets, e-commerce websites, banks, etc. are using the opportunity to push their products.

The truth about 200% penalty and losing all your money to taxes if you deposit old cash

Do not take tax advice from WhatsApp forwards and media reports.

Congress IT cell caught spreading lies on Twitter, again

Man working for party’s digital communication spreads defamatory picture of a girl and spreads rumours.

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