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Spend my entire day on status updates. But life cheats me on the one update I am dying to get. Wah re zindagi!

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July 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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Best week in 17 months

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Blessed twice this week!

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June 22, 2014 at 8:55 pm

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The utter lack of research from main stream media

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I was watching an interview of BJP General Secretary Amit Shah by Rajdeep Sardesai of “hamam mein sab nange” fame yesterday. One particular interaction in that interview reminded me of the utter lack of research that our media folks suffer from, when it comes to facts about Modi and his team.

Watch the below video, especially 10:50 onwards.

http://ibnlive.in.com/cnnibnvideos/top-in/471637.html

Rajdeep tells Amit Shah “…remember that you are just out…in one of MANY cases that you have against you….”

The immediate response from Amit Shah is “…no Rajdeep ji….I have only one case against me…and even in that no charges have been framed yet…”

Rajdeep Sardesai backs off and does not counter this claim of Amit Shah at all! Even if Amit Shah made that up (which I don’t think he did), the fact that Rajdeep did not attempt to question Amit Shah’s response shows he had no knowledge of either the number or the type of cases that Amit Shah has against him.

Once again, it shows that when it comes Modi and his men, main stream media doesn’t need or want to know the truth. They are determined to run a vitriolic campaign against him, and towards that, lies and fabricated stories are perfectly acceptable instruments.

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May 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

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April 25 – International Parental Alienation Awareness Day

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“We are demanding for gender-neutral laws and strengthen the existing laws to eliminate parental alienation of children,” Bangalore-based Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRISP) founder president Kumar V. Jahgirdar told IANS over phone.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/activists-want-child-alienation-made-crime-100003420.html

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April 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm

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Dasanagu Visheshanagu

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Lyrics courtesy the comments at the YouTube site for this extraordinary song

ದಾಸನಾಗೋ ಭವಪಾಶ ನೀಗೋ
ಏಸೋ ಕಾಯಂಗಳ ಕಳೆದು ಎಂಬತ್ನಾಲ್ಕುಲಕ್ಷ ಜೀವ
ರಾಶಿಯನ್ನು ದಾಟಿ ಬಂದ ಈ ಶರೀರ ತಾನಲ್ಲ ತನ್ನದಲ್ಲಾ
ಆಸೆ ತರವಲ್ಲ ಮುಂದೆ ಬಾಹೋದಲ್ಲಾ
ದಾಸನಾಗು ವಿಷೇಶನಾಗೋ
ಆಶಾಕ್ಲೇಶ ದೋಷವೆಂಬ ಅಬ್ಧಿಯೊಳು ಮುಳುಗಿ ಯಮನ
ಪಾಶಕ್ಕೋಳಗಾಗದೆ ನಿರ್ದೋಷಿಯಾಗೋ ಸಂತೋಷಿಯಾಗೋ

ಕಾಶಿ,ವಾರಣಸಿ,ಕಂಚಿ, ಕಾಳಹಸ್ತಿ, ರಾಮೇಶ್ವರ,
ಏಸು ದೇಶ ತಿರುಗಿದರು ಬಾಹುದೇನೊ-ಅಲ್ಲಾ ಆಹೊದೇನೋ
ದೋಷನಾಶ ಕೃಷ್ಣವೇಣಿ ಗಂಗೆ ಗೋದವರಿ ಭವ
ನಾಶಿ ತುಂಗಭದ್ರೆ ಯಮುನೆ ವಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ ಉಪವಾಸದಲ್ಲಿ
ಮೀಸಲಾಗಿ ಮಿಂದು ಜಪ-ತಪ,ಹೋಮ-ನೇಮಗಳ
ಏಸು ಬಾರಿ ಮಾಡಿದರು ಫಲವೇನು? ಛಲವೇನು?

ಅಂದಿಗೊ ಇಂದಿಗೋ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಸಿರಿ ಕಮಲೇಶನನ್ನು
ಒಂದು ಬಾರಿಯಾದರು ಹಿಂದೆ ನೆನೆಯಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲಾ ಮನ ತಣಿಯಲಿಲ್ಲಾ
ಬಂದುಬಂದು ಭ್ರಮೆಗೊಂಡು ಮಾಯಮೋಹಕ್ಕೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಿ
ನೊಂದು ಬೆಂದು ಒಂದರಿಂದ ಉಳಿಯಲಿಲ್ಲಾ ಬಂಧ ಕಳೆಯಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲಾ
ಸಂದೇಹವ ಮಾಡದಿರು ಅರಿವು ಎಂಬ ದೀಪವಿಟ್ಟು
ಇಂದು ಕಂಡ್ಯ ದೇಹದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಿಂಡಾಂಡ ಹಾಗೆ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಂಡ
ಇಂದು ಹರಿಯ ಧ್ಯಾನವನ್ನು ಮಾಡಿ ವಿವೇಕದಿ ಮು-
ಕುಂದನಿಂದ ಮುಕ್ತಿ ಬೇಡು ಕಂಡ್ಯ ನೀ ನೋಡು ಕಂಡ್ಯಾ?

ದಾಸನಾಗು ವಿಷೇಶನಾಗು….

ನೂರು ಬಾರಿ ಶರಣು ಮಾಡಿ ನೀರ ಮುಳುಗಲ್ಯಾಕೆ? ಪರ-
ನಾರಿಯರ ನೋಟಕೆ ಗುರಿಯಮಾಡಿದಿ?ಮನ ಸೆರೆಯ ಮಾಡಿದಿ?
ಸೋರೆಯೊಳು ಸುರೆ ತುಂಬಿ ಮೇಲೆ ಹೂವಿನ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಿ
ಗೀರುಗಂಧ ಅಕ್ಷತೆಯ ಧರಿಸಿದಂತೆ ನೀ ಮೆರೆಸಿದಂತೆ
ಗಾರುಡಿಯ ಮತ ಬಿಟ್ಟು ನಾದಬ್ರಹ್ಮನ ಪಿಡಿದು
ಸಾರಿಸಾರಿ ಮುಕ್ತಿಯನ್ನು ಶಮನದಿಂದ ಮತ್ತೆ ಸುಮನದಿಂದ
ನಾರಯಣ ಅಚ್ಯುತಾನಂತಾದಿಕೇಶವನ
ಸಾರಮೃತವನೂಂಡು ಸುಖಿಸೋಲಂಡಜೀವವೆ ಎಲೋಭಂಡಜೀವವೆ…
ದಾಸನಾಗು ವಿಷೇಶನಾಗು
ಏಸು ಕಾಯನ್ಗಳ ಕಳೆದು ೮೪ ಲಕ್ಷ ಜೀವ ರಾಶಿಯನ್ನು ದಾಟಿ ಬಂದ
ಈ ಶರೀರ ತಾನಲ್ಲ ತನ್ನದಲ್ಲಾ ಆಸೆ ತರವಲ್ಲ ಮುಂದೆ ಬಾಹೋದಲ್ಲಾ
ದಾಸನಾಗು ವಿಷೇಶನಾಗು, ದಾಸನಾಗು ಭವ ಪಾಶನೀಗೋ

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March 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

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An open letter to all the ‘empowered’ women of India

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An excellent write-up by Deepika Bhardwaj, a journalist and activist fighting for gender-neutral laws in India.

http://www.moneylife.in/article/tarun-tejpal-issue-and-double-standards-of-women-activists/35443.html

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February 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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Do not demonize the Dad

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Article in the Pune Mirror

http://www.punemirror.in/article/142/2014010120140101104305286bf785305/Do-not-demonise-dad.html

Reproducing a couple of paragraphs…

“The recent Family Court circular that orders women to let ex-spouses visit kids must come as a welcome move for so many young fathers. The court statistic says that as many as 75 per cent of women in over a thousand divorce cases refuse to let ex-husbands visit their children, even if they have agreed to do so in the terms of the divorce.

These are not men with any kind of abusive, neglectful or other unfatherly traits in them. Many of them are victims of vengeful and deceitful stances taken by their ex-wives and the exwives’ families, well after the divorce is in place. The maturity and understanding needed to not continue the battle between the divorcing parents in a way where the children become pawns, seems absent from many of these women and from the legal and familial advice that they get.”

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January 2, 2014 at 1:19 pm

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