Masala Post 2.0

This last month has been a smorgasbord of events, debacles, disasters, revelations, scams and even more scam mongering. This post tries to do justice. Trained to Kill Even as Trinamool Congress tastes power inWest Bengal, and the mercurial Mamta Bannerjee slides out of her Ministerial chair at Railway Bhavan, we notice the inauspicious start to … Continue reading

Bookings. Bookies. And Bakwas.

The Indian Railways’ Tatkal Seva was supposed to leapfrog the endless queues for a paltry ticket to ride and get you instant booking nirvana. But as an inane debate on a Hindi TV channel last week showed, the waiting list remains a wailing list, while middle men show us the middle finger.   Ever tried to … Continue reading