Author: Ankur

Gary Oldman’s Oscar Winning portrayal of Churchill immortalizes the racist for ever

Much has been written in praise of Gary Oldman’s brilliant portrayal of Winston Churchill  in Darkest Hour( which btw is not that great a film), for which he won an Oscar for the best actor.  The entire film is set in the month of May 1940, i.e. the first month of Churchill’s prime minister ship, […]

Basmati Blues: Latest Entrant in the Cringeworthy White Saviour Cinema Genre

What is the white saviour genre? It’s a genre which drives the notion that a white man/woman is necessary to save other races, to fight injustice done on them, put some sense in their head, make them ‘’civilized”, improve their life and save them because they are too naive to do any of these. Nine […]

Nelson Mandela, Was he really so saintly?

A saying goes that “Of the dead, say nothing but good.” But is stating the facts which are contrary to oft repeated fables bad mouthing? Or should we just whitewash their crimes in the name of respect for the dead? Let’s talk about Nelson Mandela for instance, who is often promoted as a nonviolent protester […]

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: Not a Good Man!

Last week, we had the birth anniversary of one of the icons of ‘Hindu Muslim unity’, someone whom Gandhi put on par with Plato and Aristotle, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. It is celebrated as education day in India since 2008. In 1923, at an age of 35, he became the youngest person to serve as […]

Muslim Murders, Indian Seculars don’t want you to know about

A youth wing leader of BJP, from Bongam area in Shopian,  Gowhar Bhat, was murdered by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. His body was recovered from an orchard in Kiloora with a slit throat. 30 year old Gowhar Bhat was the district president of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha and had been associated with the […]

Reformer or First Anti-Hindu Element? The Full Story of Raja Ram Mohun Roy

Everyone among the so called Hindu right wing, a large number of who can give a run for the money to the left for half baked knowledge and clichéd repetition, love to cite this Thomas Macaulay  quote:- “In one point I fully agree with the gentlemen to whose general views I am opposed. I feel […]

Read These Gandhi Quotes, And Decide If You Still Wish to Call Him A “Mahatma”

One of the most common things to see in India are quotes like these by Gandhi:- “Be the change you want to be in the world.” “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. […]

Why Tarek Fatah must be taken cautiously ?

Tarek Fatah, the Pakistani origin writer and columnist who now is a Canadian citizen has amassed quite a fan following in India for his no holds barred criticism of Pakistan, Sharia and the follies of the Islamic world. He has now become a regular feature in discussions, talk shows on Indian channels and cultural programmes […]

All Indians are NOT Equal, We are reminded of this truth every Monsoon

There is a saying which goes “ In better countries, the rain disappears from the road after a few minutes. In poorly run countries, the road disappears after a few minutes of rain”. In Mumbai, much more is disappearing in the rain , not only just the roads, because no lessons have been learnt from […]

Basketball Star Kevin Durant had some really nasty words about India, sadly most of it is true

Kevin Durant talked about how India was “a country 20 years behind in knowledge and experience, cows and monkeys everywhere, and just a bunch of underprivileged people, wanting to learn basketball”. Kevin Durant did apologise later on, saying that what he meant was “basketball knowledge” and that he had a great time in India. But […]

Wonder why Kaif and Shami are trolled frequently by fanatics online? While many other Muslim Celebs aren’t. Here’s an explanation

Quick, what do you find offensive in this pic? That’s a nice picture of a father and son playing chess. Both are smiling. Both seem to enjoy themselves here.   But many people did. And worst is they can lecture morality to a public figure just because he happens to be their coreligionist. Source – […]

We Are All for Women-Empowerment, But This Proposal Is Not Just Bad, It’s Plain Idiotic

In 1997, when Laloo Yadav was engulfed in fodder scam case, he cleverly put forward his wife Rabri Devi to be CM in his place. In effect, the unlettered woman became a proxy of her vile husband and carried on the destruction of the state for eight more years. These eight years were vital, for […]
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