Saturday, November 01, 2008

My favorites posts on this blog

I have written more than 250 articles on this blog starting February 2006. I have my own favorites. Interestingly, most of my favorites ones have elicited the least number of comments, while the most ordinary ones in which I have just discussed the contemporary news item have received many comments. For example, one of the most unoriginal pieces that I have written – about Telangana and why want a new state - has got the maximum number of comments. It clearly shows that people are more interested in contemporary stuff, things they can relate easily, or things that are quite controversial. And some of original pieces, such as ‘Dethroning our Masters’ and ‘Rejection of Rationality’ found little interest with the commenters.

Of course, I cannot rate the popularity of my articles based on comments alone. Sometimes, I look at the statistics given by the counter and I see that there is a great correlation between the comments received and the page views.

Here, I have listed the top 15 articles that I like:

  1. Dethroning our Masters Series (On our Independence Movement, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
  2. Rejection of Rationality Series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
  3. Duties of the Majority and the Privileged and When Majority is not right
  4. Why do we criticize our nations?
  5. 'Our sentiments are hurt'
  6. Excessive Nationalism and Blurring of Local Identities and Excessive Regionalism
  7. To better India Series (Part 1, Part 2)
  8. Peevish Indians
  9. Great Indian Culture
  10. Bad Parenting- Insensitivity and Indecency
  11. On Caste Politics in India and On Group Politics
  12. Guide to Indian Idiocy (Part 1 and Part 2)
  13. Are Indians creative and original?
  14. Condoning, Accepting, Legitimizing and Institutionalizing
  15. Secularism Redefined Series (Part 1, Part 2) and Secularism and Religious Identities (Part 1, Part 2).

Please go ahead let me know which article you like the most.


  1. Hey sujay,

    this is Swaroop and i am currently living in US. for the past few months i have been trying hard to read and learn about indian constitution, history and politics. I stumbled across this blog in that effort. I have to commend you on the great work that you have been doing. Although i may not agree with you in some of the issues, I still have high regards for the effort that you are putting in to this blog.

    Looking at all the developments and all the unfortunate things that have happened in the last one year, the first question that came to mind -- is india fit to be democratic? Are we as indians really know the value of freedom and do we deserve it? I am not making any assumptions nor i carry any kind of biased perceptions. I myself dont know answers to these questions. We do have a great constitution, we do have some of the great leaders. But i see servile attitude in most of the indians. An example -- the last time i went to india, i saw that white (i am sorry for using this word) people do attract a lot of stares and everyone is so eager to help them. likewise, any person from african countries, were ridiculed, made fun of.. and we know the kind of attitude that we have for our fellow countrymen.

    My thoughts are half-baked at the most. But i am still trying to learn the dynamics of us the indians.

  2. i like all; "Are Indians creative and original?" in particular.

  3. Hi Sujai! A long time you had used Venn diagrams to describe people's attitudes. Something along the lines of upper caste, anti-reservation, etc...the results were mind-boggling. I mean very insightful. I am not able to find it. Can you point me to the right blog post?


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