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About walkerjay

The author, N. Jayaram, a journalist now based in Bangalore after more than 23 years in East Asia (mainly Hong Kong and Beijing) and 11 years in New Delhi, was with the Press Trust of India news agency for 15 years and Agence France-Presse for 11 years and is currently engaged in editing and translating for NGOs and academic institutions.

NO TO CAPITAL PUNISHMENT/DEATH PENALTY!

A large number of people, albeit not constituting majorities in many climes — blood lust, alas, being default response in rather too quick-fire opinion surveys — are implacably opposed to the death penalty in all, repeat, ALL cases. Especially most … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BRIEF HOSPITAL CHAT AND RANDOM THOUGHTS

Last Saturday evening a receptionist at a private hospital showered praises out of the blue while I was admitting my father for Intensive Care. “I compliment you, sir…” she repeatedly said expressing amazement that a 92-year-old’s son was actually present to … Continue reading

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RESIST THE INDIAN REGIME’S GENOCIDAL PLANS

China has been running concentration camps in occupied East Turkestan — due north of Pakistani-Chinese-Indian-occupied Kashmir and Chinese-occupied Tibet — or what the Beijing regime calls ‘Xinjiang’ for an estimated 1.5 million Muslims. The Chinese ruling party which continues to … Continue reading

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RUDIMENTS OF INDIA’S THIRD FREEDOM STRUGGLE?

“India’s Third Freedom Struggle has begun”, someone on facebook or twitter said a few days ago. Exaggeration? Perhaps. But hope springs eternal. This time freedom from homegrown, Brahminical Hindutva fascism. However, it’ll be a long, long night. For these fascists … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE BEIJING SPRING

Today marks 30 years since the death of Hu Yaobang, general secretary of the Communist Party of China between 1982 and 1987. Reputed to have been of rather liberal leaning as regards human rights and democratisation, he was ousted by … Continue reading

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AMBULANCE AND HOSPITAL CHATS REDUX

After a gap of fourteen and a half months, my now 91-year-old father spent three nights in a private hospital in November, whose rates for various services and supplies have been jacked up by many multiples of 10% on a … Continue reading

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HOW A TINY KITTEN MIGHT HAVE HELPED RID ME OF BACKACHE BLUES

A less than six weeks old kitten came into my life early in August and by the time I found a permanent home for him he had inadvertently paid me back many, many times over for spending a few sleepless … Continue reading

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