All stories by Mango Indian
Nobel for Dylan carpers, go homeRediff.com14 Oct 2016
'Show me songs that become larger than songs better than Dylan's.' 'Show me words that are like the master key to every human emotion under the sun better than Dylan's.' 'And show me someone who tosses it all out like Dylan does, every time.'
Bihar saves India againRediff.com9 Nov 2015
'The BJP should realise that a very large number of people -- from the 'perfumed liberals' to the 'illiterate' masses of Bihar -- is trying to tell them that this is not the 'development' they wanted.' 'Stop telling people what to eat, what to wear, what to read, who to love and how not to show dissent.'
A dead child, a world gone madRediff.com4 Sep 2015
If Aylan Kurdi was a Bangladeshi boy on the border with Assam or West Bengal, would you call him an infiltrator, asks Mango Indian.
More Mukerjea please, we're starvingRediff.com1 Sep 2015
'You know, there's not much else happening other than the juicy murder story starring the TV mogul's trophy turned huntress wife,' says Mango Indian.
All India Banality: The republic of taking offenceRediff.com3 Feb 2015
'A few people have begun to dictate what the country should wear, think, see, go about its lives. That is the real Indian bak****.'
Hamid Ansari and a lament for patriotismRediff.com27 Jan 2015
'Patriotism is like love: When it has to be enforced, it isn't real.' 'And the enforcement of a homogeneous view of love for the country is a particularly divisive feature that has ripped apart societies throughout history.'
Charlie Hebdo and lessons for intolerant IndiaRediff.com8 Jan 2015
Rise up for the right to offend. Let there be no holy cow, person, religion, ideology that cannot be criticised, ridiculed, parodied, lampooned. That's what differentiates you from the bigots who entered Charlie Hebdo, says Mango Indian.
Kahan gaye woh achche din?Rediff.com31 Dec 2014
The Modi government is just continuing old ideas with a new twist -- of interference in matters where the State should not venture, says Mango Indian.
Troll of the year: The man who parodied Subramanian Swamy!Rediff.com23 Dec 2014
Subramanian Swamy is generally regarded as The Man You Don't Mess With. But an unnamed Indian software engineer -- or so he claims -- took on the redoubtable defender of Hindutva in cyberspace, and 'won.'
The Grinch Who Stole ChristmasRediff.com15 Dec 2014
While Smriti Irani might bristle with faux indignation at the 'malicious' newspaper report, it is very clear that just as Teacher's Day was hijacked by her boss and a day of celebration became an assignment, the first attack on Christmas as a holiday has been made in the war on India's cosmopolitan way of life, says the Mango Indian.