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The Left and the economy

With the economy slowly doing a Titanic, the left is wearing a triumphant, gloating, nauseating I-warned-you look. The left has firmly opposed the liberal and pro-western policies advocated by the current and the previous governments. For once I am forced to accept that they may have been partly right, albeit in the same sense as the saying ‘even a broken clock is right twice a day’.

I watched a talk show where Brinda Karat, Digvijay Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad were invited, and despite Karat coming out with the most lucid, persuasive and eloquent arguments for why the left is the much needed alternative, I remain skeptical of the Left’s ability to form and lead an effective, ‘progressive’ alternative to the incumbent government and the anti-secular opposition.(she also got extra points for being extremely dignified, a thing that is lost and forgotten in this age of high decibel mudslinging). I have a very negative opinion of the left, whether it is because of the brainwashing by the west, or because of novels like Animal Farm, or is it because of what is happening in the couple of states they rule, I dont know. My gut feeling is that we would be better off having the Left in the opposition in these troubled times. That doesnt necessarily mean anybody else would do a better job, still I dont trust them to save the sinking economy.

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Rage

I just had a very bad anger moment, where I lashed out for what now appears to be an extremely flimsy reason. I have always been woeful when it comes to channeling anger, and this is not the first time i have misfired. What is perhaps more shameful is that such irrational rage is directed towards people who love me more than anybody else in this world. Damn, i am such a dumbass.

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Playing politics with IPL

Is it fundamentally impossible for one political party to acknowledge the right decisions of another? The home ministry has, IMO, rightly denied permission or rather security to the second edition of the IPL. And what does BJP do? Send Jaitley and Modi to deliver the rhetoric of how the ruling party has tarnished the the country’s image in the global arena.

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Bloggability

the resolve to write often has progressively deteriorated and i stand now with neither the words nor the inspiration. the mental restriction i had set up to posting was – write if the thought/idea/experience is original.. who am i kidding.. plagiarized in a original fashion or if the topic deserves commentary and if it adds value(the minimum being the pleasure of just reading the blog), in boolean logic terms – (originality || deserves mention) && value. now, it seems, topics that deserve to be written about have already been written about, the ones that havent, havent reached my ears yet. as for original thought, the only original ones in my possession are personal experiences, which as the saying goes, are unique, just like everyone else’s. the web is already clogged up with a myriad accounts of such experiences and another one will just add muck to the ‘internet tubes’. even when i have narrowed on the topic, its value quotient has been the reason many a draft has gone down the drain. i will call this problem as the ‘breaking from the common’ problem. in effect, all i want this blog is to be unique(just like every other blogger would want) but find it failing.
so… here is a question to you. what makes your blog different? how do you decide on the bloggability of a post? do you ask what value you are adding to the reader? or is it just mindless drivel?

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