Selling important govt industries to private entities is not new for BJP. In 2001, BJP govt under Atal Bihari Vajpayee sold a majority stake in BALCO - that supplied aluminum alloys for use in India's rocket and ballistic missiles and components for Nuclear tests - to Vedanta.

In the Birla diaries, seized by CBI from Aditya Birla Group office in 2013, is a back-up message dated November 16, 2012 that states 'Gujarat CM - 25 cr' - clearly suggesting a payment of Rs. 25 crores to then Gujarat CM who was Mr Narendra Modi!

Define corruption, will you!

"766 doctors lost their lives in the second wave alone. So it was not just the general population that bore brunt of political and social negligence but also the doctors."

I write about that and more in my first newsletter. Please read and share. Thanks.

He did not consult the ulama while making the unorthodox decision of nominating his daughter Raziya as his successor. This balance between the shariah and the practical needs of the time became a feature of Turkic rule in Delhi.

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He understood the limits to which the Islamic shariah law could be implemented in largely non-Muslim India. When a group of ulama advised him to vigorously pursue the religious conversion of Hindus, he dismissed the idea as impractical.

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Iltutmish, who appointed his daughter Razia to Delhi's throne bypassing his son held religious discourses by orthodox ulama in his court, but disregarded their advice while formulating the imperial policies.

Razia's ascension to the throne of Delhi was unique not only because she was a woman, but also because the support from the general public was the driving force behind her appointment.

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Razia Sultana, a Muslim woman, was a ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. She was the first female Muslim ruler of the subcontinent, and the only female Muslim ruler of Delhi.

For many fundamentalists, religion decides who they should get their boner for.

Reservoir Gods - How the Cauvery was dammed, through the eyes of the project’s foremost champion, M. Visvesvaraya—and his fiercest critics.

We were so stupid for being apart
What the fuck did we do?

“Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.”

Bertrand Russell

Dheeraj boosted

Does anyone here believe Covid vaccines have killed more than Covid itself?

I heard some were. Extremely curious - What are you reading or watching or listening? Where are you getting your information from?

Why is the Delhi government spending Rs 84 crore to install giant tricolours in 500 locations?

"each flag pole will cost nearly Rs 16.8 lakh to install"

"the regime has deep knowledge of your activity online. Think, say and do what it wants, and you are allowed to function. Deviate, and you are shut down. This is the un-American logic of the social credit system being imposed on us."

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What we have in India is not a govt but militia of paranoid bigots and upper caste zealots. And they will sink everything in their way to graveyard.

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