Terror and Talks Have to go Together!

Avishek Sahu
November 29, 2018

This is why I love Pakistan: it has kept the legacies of the likes of Sardar Bhagat Singh alive! Yes, the real damage during the independence movement was done by the bad boys. Subhash Bose, Chandrashekhar Azaad, Rajguru, and so many unsung heroes of the movement that resorted to violence were the ones who turned the tables on The British; and Gandhi took credit for all of that. That’s why … Read the rest

Come on Bas!-ards, Let’s Do Business!

Avishek Sahu
May 11, 2018

The Market is insecure; because the Market knows it doesn’t have the wherewithal to be King. The market understands that the right product could have it in a bind of a kind that keeps a perpetual leash on the mind: so it plots, conspires, and sabotages, to the extent that it can have some reason to remain King, and unjustly so. The fear is not the insult of having to … Read the rest

About Islam, From a Logical and Observational Point of View!

Avishek Sahu
April 30, 2018

Muhammad is not Islam; Islam is Muhammad; Muhammad is greater than Islam, and the reason for style and glamor in the world. If Shiva gave us tehzeeb, Muhammad took that tehzeeb and gave us a heady concoction of style and tehzeeb. If the world today wallows in Fashion, Music, and Entertainment inspite of the serious conservatism in Christianity and other world religions, it’s because Muhammad stipulated the celebration of the … Read the rest

Why Brian Lara is The Best Batsman in The World, Ever!

Avishek Sahu
April 28, 2018

Now this is a recreational analysis from a relative layman’s point of view and should be taken with a pinch of salt. This is written with due and adequate respect to some of the greats of our world. No disrespect whatsoever is intended towards anybody mentioned herewith:

Why Brian Lara is the best batsman in the world.

Now to judge the strength of a batsman, if you need one yardstick, … Read the rest

America, Please save America, if not for you, then just for the likes of us!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

US always felt relatable from TV; not the New Yorks and the Seattles, but the Philladelphias and the Detroits. US was great because it was a blue-collar dream; it was the ideal manifestation of blue-collar prowess grown up from being exploited as labor, to calling the shots in the most unprecedented ways. US is US as long as US remains blue-collar. Aspiring to aristocracy may be tantalizing but can bring … Read the rest

About Taking on the Biggies!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

All #CreateSpace and #Ingram ought to do is identify 5 books out of their platform that can make a killing in the market, and then go all out to reach every corner of the globe with these 5 books, either through established national level distributors or through expatriate hires in individual countries working for the sole purpose of getting these books to every corner of their homeland. Money to be … Read the rest

BRICS is for REAL!

Avishek Sahu
April 25, 2018

It is an established inalienable fact that the subcontinent and some other developing nations are treasure troves of English Writing talent. But the point is, they will never be published by the Penguins and the Harper Collins unless they get a creative writing degree from the Ivy League!

Given this scenario, it is sheer lunacy to not acknowledge the value that companies like #Amazon and #Ingram bring to the table … Read the rest

10 Things Indians will realize 50 years hence:

Avishek Sahu
April 16, 2018

1) Pakistan was created by the Temple to teach Hindus a lesson
2) Cricket is in the art, not in the records or money
3) What you are embarrassed of is always what’s saving you
4) Parents are always smarter, irrespective of generation gap
5) The Temple recommends pain for a reason
6) The world had always been laughing at us for seeking validation from outside
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The Constitution of India

Avishek Sahu
April 15, 2018

There was a time the Temple did really well. The history about the Gupta and Maurya empires proves that the Temple along with the kings did a great job at managing society. People respected the temple as an authority because in those days, people saw material and spirit as a duality. Things were less explainable, so the spirit was more magnificent. You didn’t understand the spirit too well, so you … Read the rest

Secularism Has Been Reinvented!

Avishek Sahu
March 21, 2017

Saba Naqvi writes in a TOI editorial that ‘There is actually precious little that the Indian secular state has given the Muslim community except to ensure that they live for eternity in the museum of stereotypes’. That is true; very true indeed; but that’s because the concept of the Indian secular state was created to give the Muslim community very little and fob off the consequence on the eternally repressed … Read the rest

Attrition!

Avishek Sahu
February 25, 2017

Most people when working in an organisation face this psychological situation where they think they are being underpaid, or that they are worth more. This is how it should be, because a platform is designed so you can perform on it, not sit back and sulk. At these times it is important to realize that you are not really being underpaid, that the organisation life-cycle at most times will not … Read the rest

Why I Support Trump!

Avishek Sahu
October 12, 2016

I drive a Ford. It’s a small Ford Figo car, that Ford started as its version to take on the entry-level segment here in India. It looks ordinary, so much so that relatives have known to reject buying that model because it looked ‘too ordinary!’. But it drives like a beast: I have done more heavy duty driving in it in the last five years than I am sure many … Read the rest

No Saints!

Avishek Sahu
September 5, 2016

Gandhi fights away for freedom, but he was ‘imperfect’; St.Teresa spends her life helping lepers but she had an ‘agenda’; Mandella bought good-sense but he had ‘issues’: this does not mean that people are bad or ungrateful, this just means that people can’t handle charity, and they can’t handle a favor done to them especially when it puts them to shame. That’s why I’d like to take away any scope Read the rest

Don’t respect Women!

Avishek Sahu
March 31, 2016

No really, I don’t respect women. You respect women when not respecting a woman is an option. You don’t respect the Sun, nor do you respect the Moon, nor do you respect water or air. They make us; they are existence itself. I don’t believe in the equality of sexes: I don’t believe in the equality of the masculine and the feminine, because what I tend to understand of existence … Read the rest

Of Hrithik Roshan and Black Holes

Avishek Sahu
March 18, 2016

There is a problem, serious problem with categorising social issues as mental health issues. No, really, I have an abiding reason for saying that. You see, it came in the news recently that Hrithik has accused someone of suffering from Asperges Syndrome(AS). That wouldn’t be much of problem unless of course you realise that casting a social issue as a mental issue here is with an obvious intent to cause … Read the rest

Why I’ll never chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai!’

Avishek Sahu
March 15, 2016

Yes, I’ll never chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai,’ and the reason is actually very Hindu. You see, I choose to abide by the millennia old definition of ‘Bharat Mata’ rather than the post-1947 definition devised by rashtriyavadis.… Read the rest

The absurdity of BJP game-plan

Avishek Sahu
February 22, 2016

I will be very honest with you. I was terribly hopeful in 2014 when BJP came to power. I was hopeful because I always knew that India never actually got independence. I knew that the church ruled India before ‘independence’ via the British, and that the Church ruled India after independence via the Congress party. I have no problem with the Church

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The selfish me about my support for BJP

Avishek Sahu
February 20, 2016

I think that as having an ideology that veers towards what is defined as the Left, I owe an explanation as to why I have always implicitly supported the BJP. Really, that’s because I can tolerate being ruled by Indian Right-Wing, but just can’t tolerate being ruled by Italian Right-Wing.
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The Capitalist Economy

Avishek Sahu
February 12, 2016


Let me dwell as a layman on the most efficient conning tool of the extant Right-wing—The Capitalist Economy. Well, you know what? It doesn’t exist; yeah! The Capitalist Economy doesn’t exist. It just pretends to exist, in the form of Capital Markets, Foreign Trade, and the attendant tripe. You don’t have to be an
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Sabotage of the Right (to be read in conjunction with my earlier post titled ‘There is no Left!’)

Avishek Sahu
February 12, 2016

There is not much in common between the likes of Trump and the one’s that make news in India for all the wrong reasons. They are actually one entity that manifests itself in natural terms as climate change. They describe the Left Wing as something alien and threatening, and mourn the existence of any institution that smacks of what they call ‘Left
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Politics and the upmarket question

Avishek Sahu
February 12, 2016

I find it rather ludicrous that people working in GE and IBM should wonder aloud when a seemingly normal person should take interest in politics. Really, I think they are into pretense, some serious pretense, to give an impression that they don’t understand that the economy and politics are not related—they are in fact the same.
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There is no Left!

Avishek Sahu
February 4, 2016

You see, what you do is make an omelet, a big round one, with a good amount of oil, and then let it simmer till its light pink. You can be sure then that the bottom is nicely cooked and somewhat mildly crusty, ready to be savored with copious amounts of black pepper. Wait a minute, are you going to have an

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I am Left and You are Wrong—Indeed!

Avishek Sahu
December 30, 2015

This is a response to an article published at the following link: http://indiafacts.org/i-am-left-and-you-are-wrong/

 

It may not behoove a liberal to respond specifically to an item that counters his views. But there is a piquing aspect about this item, which is that it is written in good prose, in fact, in very good prose—the kind of dancing prose that you associate with evolved journalistic writing. So the author readily merits

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A Hindu Pakistan

Avishek Sahu
December 28, 2015
A Hindu Pakistan is still a Pakistan. Why is it that two countries that were formed at the same time went such different ways–different ways not in terms of GDP or Microsoft’s blessings, but in terms of robustness of Civil Society? That’s because the essential fabric of Indian Society–protected by the Judiciary–is dictated by Hindu principles of fairness, freedom, equality of justice; and Pakistani Political Society rejected these principles, for … Read the rest

On Hinduism…

Avishek Sahu
December 28, 2015
The western world has always had an eye on India– to be precise, it has always had an evil eye on India. The reason is not hard to imagine: it has been proven in many ways that this is a somewhat magical land that holds gargantuan possibilities. The western world has invaded India time and again, but this land has survived, time and again, not because it is a cradle
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