In this year's full budget of Kerala, CPIM state government has allocated 4 crores for construction of memorials to 2 politicians who died recently. One of them was a convict in a corruption case. The very same communists cannot stop ridiculing Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity in Gujarat as an example of government wastage. This attitude is typical of the Leftist ecosystem in our country. I discuss this in detail with examples in this letter from the basement.
Pinarayi Vijayan was recently elected as Chief Minister of Kerala for a second term. n addition to whether he is going to continue with the same PR model of governance that proved successful for him and if he is going to continue with the backdoor appointments and scams and scandals that Malayalis don’t seem to mind, another aspect that needs to be closely observed in the next 5 years is the developing power struggle within Kerala CPIM. People who follow Kerala politics know, Pinarayi is a master at political maneuvering and orchestrating power grab. The seeds of the current power politics playing out in the Kerala CPIM were laid ahead of the recent assembly elections when Pinarayi created an arbitrary rule and denied tickets to most senior party leaders and sidelined the few who got elected from inclusion in the state cabinet. In this vlog I examine this brewing game of thrones in Kerala politics.
One of the victims of recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine is a nurse from Kerala, Soumya Santosh. In this letter from the basement, I discuss how the news of her death was received in Kerala and what caused her, and thousands of other Malayalis like her, to go in search of livelihood in a war torn region.
As most of India is suffering under the 2nd wave of COVID pandemic, there is an additional humanitarian tragedy unfolding in the state of West Bengal. Following the recently concluded assembly elections in the state, supporters and active workers of the losing political parties, especially the BJP, are being persecuted and hunted down by the goon squads of the Trinamool Congress Party of Mamata Banerjee that won the elections. Tens of thousands, primarily Hindus of the state, have been displaced from their homes and have taken refuge in camps in neighboring states.
As this perversion of democracy is still unfolding, the Indian state and those responsible for upholding the constitution have turned a blind eye. In this byte from the basement, I examine the cast of characters in this tragedy and identify those who are persecuting Hindus of Bengal and those who have abandoned them after promising justice.
Indian National Congress party’s owner and MP from Wayanad in Kerala, Rahul Gandhi has recently discovered the meaning of word “free”. But he is yet to discover that free doesn’t just mean getting things without paying for them but also for being able to think without restrictions.
In this byte from the basement I look at what is driving his demand for free COVID vaccines and dive deep into the consequences of following up on that demand.
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