Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Pol & Governance

Politics, Administration, Governance.


May this LOTUS POTUS-ition with Biden & Kamala usher in peace all around! Aam,...

The New POTUS Takes Oath Mr Joe Biden takes oath as the new POTUS (President of the United States). This brings the curtains down on one of...

The Battle For Bihar. Neat-ish Finish! Nitish Finished?

The BJP has helped Nitish as part of the NDA just about win again in Bihar. The win was surely not a very 'Neat' one. 'Neat-ish' at best. Had the BJP (with a strong contributions from both the grassroots and the senior leadership) not really pulled the way it did, 'Jungle-raj ka yuvraj' may well have stomped into the CM's seat.

Mum! Bye? Freedom To Express In Mumbai

If fearless journalists cannot be neutralized with harassment, maybe 'try to neuter their voices' by arresting them. 'Keeping them off work till you get some time to think of what next to do', seems to be the credo of the Shiv Sena-led regime.

Democracy Vs Dynasty – Progress with Congress

There was big excitement recently at Headquarters. The Queen Mouse had received a note from some Smart Alecs. The Wise Mice were dubbed clowns and left smarting or so it may appear.......

Andhra Pradesh – Jagan’s eState & Three Capitals

Forget the Turkish Tughlaq. Our Telegu Tsar one can do much better. Why bother with just transferring capitals? Seems a little old-fashioned. Our Reddy must have read his Alexander and the unravelling/ cutting of the Gordion Knot. The new Andhra CM is looking at three state capitals, one each for the Legislative, Executive and the Judiciary.

KAN YE WrEST the US Presidency?

Kanye West, the millionaire rapper has decided to stand for the elections to decide the 46th President of the United States. A successful singer/ musician is no stranger to the Green Room. Is there a green signal for Kanye to enter the Oval Room? Will The White House finally be home to the first fully Black President of the United States?

Beijing Decency – Border Disputes by Peking One’s Nose into Neighbours’ Areas

.........................One is reminded of the story of Pinocchio. A wooden toy created by its carpenter father finds its nose growing each time its utters a lie. Drawing parallels, maybe the CCP led China finds itself Pinocchio-ed. It pokes its nose, lies and usurps land of one neighbour. Soon the lengthening nose leads it to other neighbours and their lands and seas. But the Pinocchio syndrome means it is now led by the nose of its own making into uncharted waters. The sooner the nose gets normal, the better for China and the world. Getting one's nose cut to size is no laughing matter. Xi Jinping with pain, no pleasant sight either.

Bravo, Sir Render rousing responses. PM responds to ‘Surrender’ post

..........................Hopefully Rahul Gandhi may remember Jesus Christ's words, "Render unto Caesar, what is Caesar's and unto the Lord what is the Lord's". In Rahul's case, the above advice could be interpreted as follows. May each one do his or her job sincerely with respect to the specific stakeholder. As a leader of the opposition, Rahul needs to ensure constructive criticism. But also support the nation, armed forces and its leader when the 'Hans' are at the gates...................

Enter or Exit, but surely don’t Enter(tain) the remorseless dragon

Do you agree that Twitter 'questioning' Amul's content, however temporarily, was unwarranted? ? Amul was talking of exiting the dragon in a reference to the calls for boycott of Chinese goods.

Corona Virus Infection Curve – A tale of 2 ‘L’s

The decision to open up sales of Liquor has come under heavy criticism. The Honourable High Court of Madras has also annulled the decision of the TN Government.