The men who were accused and picked up by the Gujarat police have come out to speak against the atrocities they suffered under the state system.
Anti-terrorist operations and subsequent prosecution cases are increasingly and glaringly falling apart. As usual no questions will be asked, there will be no public outcry. No body gives a damn. Let us instead celebrate the prospects of an emergent and triumphant economy. The death of innocence is a small price to pay if the same lot lead us to development.
India has gambled its pluralistic fabric in favor of development. Only time will tell if the gamble was worth it. Our constitutional checks and balances will be tested. Make no mistake, let the markets celebrate, they earned it after 5 years of paralysis. Time alone with gauge the impact on our society. I can only hope the gamble is worth it and fears are unfounded. Somehow I am not a believer.
Ben Affleck’s Batman look.
Christian Bale’s Batman trilogy remains my favorite superhero movie and I remain skeptical that anyone else can match it. Chris Nolan has taken this genre to a whole new level.
Still if anyone can, Ben Affleck can.
I find it constantly annoying that every good that comes out of the Congress gets attributed to “the family” and every wrong gets deflected away. Part of the Congress problem is its inability to accept responsibility and accountability of the myriad problems that plague us and them as a national party.
It’s no secret, my revulsion at the thought of who will end up leading my country for the next 5 years. Yet, if I should be looking at any consolation prize, then this is it - I hope Mr. Rahul Gandhi loses in Amethi. Not because he represents Dynasty politics - I don’t give a shit about it. India needs a good strong opposition. It is the cornerstone of our democracy. Sadly I don’t see Rahul anywhere near Modi’s league - politically speaking that is. As he has done in the last 12 months, Modi will run circles around him.
I loved William Dalrymple’s book, The Last Mughal. Didn’t know he writes articles too. Will be back reading all his material on the newstatesman. If you haven’t read any of his books, I highly recommend them.
For the insanity peeps out there, here are the results of my second fit test. Day 15 completed, another 48 to go.
Fit Test Set 2 Set 1
Switch Kicks 86 76
Power Jacks 45 34
Power Knees 74 61
Power Jumps 25 18
Globe Jumps 7 5 1/2
Suicide Jumps 16 9
Push Up Jacks 20 10
Low Plank Oblique 27 20
Dig deeper folks :)
I am Day 13 of Insanity. Another 50 days to go. It’s a humbling experience. Each day after the workouts, I lie down on the floor literally in my own mini pool of stinking sweat wondering why I put myself through this, will it be worth it in the end. My shorts, my T Shirt are soaked like its been dipped in a pail of water. The next day I get up feeling stronger, more fresh and alert then I can ever remember.
It’s the most intense, insane cardio workout every put together.