The Great War on Prithvi, a sc-fi mythology adventure novel

Vishu ShastriAvailable on…

Amazon India

Amazon US

Amazon Canada

Prithvi: A mysterious parallel and beautiful world with no science and religion, but fantastic astras (or Mahabharat style missiles)

Vishnu Shastri: A confused directionless 16-year-old finds himself pulled into Prithvi.

Guru: An ageless astomi and a mysterious astra expert, who throws up more questions than answers.

Shakti: The beautiful, evil and demented , Prithvi’s foremost assassin.

Duryodhan, a megalomaniac king bent on taking over the world and forcing a destructive Great War, the planet’s 8th, but potentially the most dangerous.

The Great War on Prithvi: Vishu Shastri_backA  roller coaster ride full of twists and turns…

What if Earth had a quantum twin?
The philosophy behind the book
Alternative realities. Parallel Universes. The multiverse theory. Constructing astras and pushpak vimans. The rule of gods…
—India Today’s DailyO.in

A unique mythological experience. Definitely worth a read.
Sify.com

The spacing of the sentences in the pages actually quickens the pace of the reading. Short, sharp sentences. All statements. Almost like in bullet point style.
The New Indian Express

Beautifully written, against the back drop of Mahabharata. I liked the way the author drew parallels from two different times like past and present for developing Vishnu’s character. His character is complex yet relatable. New but old.
Kavis Take

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If all goes well, then I will ultimately convert this into a series of seven books with the second one being…
Vishnu Shastri and the Day of Doom.

DSC_0269Sunil Rajguru is a journalist based out of Bengaluru. This is his first published book, though he is in the process of writing many books on multiple genres, mainly science fiction. His second book, Durga’s Revenge, is ready to be published.

Rajguru has been a columnist for websites like Sify.com, IndiaFacts and India Today’s DailyO. Rajguru has worked for the Hindustan Times newspaper and website, CyberMedia’s Living Digital magazine, the Centre for Science & Environment and market research firm IDC India.

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The 75 lies they told you about Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

narendra-modi-2112081_6401. He will be sacked as Chief Minister in 2002.

2. He will not win the 2002 Gujarat Assembly elections.

3. He will not win the 2007 Gujarat Assembly elections.

3. His national ambitions ended after the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

5. He will never find acceptance among the rural masses of India.

6. His only supporters are hardline rabid Hindutva males.

7. The urban masses will never identify with him.

8. He will be a misfit among world leaders.

9. He has no global vision.

10. BJP will never make him a Prime Ministerial candidate.

11. The allies will never accept him.

12. The 2013 Assembly elections itself will reject him.

13. The electorate will never accept him.

14. Since Lutyens’ Delhi rejected him, so will rest of India.

15. Twitter cannot win you an election.

16. Most of his social media support is paid.

17. He is just PR plus marketing and the people of India will reject him.

18. Pappu is a better Prime Ministerial candidate than him. (Busted in no time)

19. Kejri is a better Prime Ministerial candidate than him. (A bigger joke)

20. Even Kanhaiya and Hardik are better PM candidates (speechless!).

21. The BJP under him will never get 272 seats.

22. Forget the BJP, even the NDA under him will never get 272 seats.

23. He will face a tough fight from Kejri in Varanasi.

24. He is a 31% PM. (NDA got 38.5% vote share, high in a multi-party democracy)

25. He will not win many States after the Lok Sabha elections.

26. He will be jailed for x, y, z offence eventually. (No chargesheet even)

27. Delhi is not Ahmedabad. He won’t be able to function there at all.

28. He wore a Louis Vuitton shawl.

29. He wore a Rs 20 lakh suit. (Figure kept coming down and settled down at Rs 10 lakh)

30. America will never allow him on its soil.

31. Obama rebuked Modi over religious intolerance.

32. He was finished after BJP losses in Bihar and Delhi elections of 2015.

33. He is responsible for every crime in India even though it is a State subject.

34. He claimed to have rescued 15,000 people from Uttarakhand.

35. He said that Priyanka Vadra was like his daughter.

36. Doordarshan commissioned a 10-year serial on his community.

37. He pushed Zuckerberg aside to face the camera. (Cameraman in fact was shouting “side please” to Zuckerberg)

38. Gujarat development is a myth.

39. Gujarati people are highly communalized so they kept voting for him.

40. He masterminded Snoopgate.

41. He masterminded the murder of an innocent Ishrat Jahan.

42. He’ll convert India into a Fascist State.

43. He is totally against the idea of India (whatever that is).

44. Godhra led to Indian Mujahideen. (Parent body SIMI formed after Emergency of 1975)

45. He has introduced the concept of beef ban in India. (Around for thousands of years)

46. He masterminded Godhra.

47. He told the police to allow Gujarat riots to happen.

48. He said “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” on Godhra riots.

49. Vajpayee said that he was not following his Rajdharma.

50. He masterminded Best Bakery incident.

51. He masterminded Naroda Patia incident.

52. He masterminded Gulbarga Society incident.

53. He will not be able to move forward till he apologizes for Godhra.

54. Christians are under attack, over a report that said 4 churches were looted as against more than 200 temples.

55. Dalits are under attack, even though absolutely no meaningful statistics were presented, just scattered anecdotes.

56. State governments under attack, even though he never dismissed State governments indiscriminately like the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and now most if the State governments are NDA anyway.

57. Dadri violence happened because of him, even though Akhilesh was one of the worst law and order Chief Ministers ever.

58. He was responsible for Rohit Vemula’s death, even though he was a Leftist student politician and Hyderabad/Andhra Pradesh/Telangana has never been under direct BJP rule.

59. Intolerance rose under him, even though his haters are the most intolerant of the lot.

60. There is an undeclared Emergency, even though he is attacked 24X7.

61. UP 2014 70+ seats was a flash in the pan, disproved by UP Assembly elections tally of 300+.

62. Demonetization is a failure, the UP elections itself will show that.

63. The Modi Wave was firmly over in 2017 despite the fact that the BJP won 6/7 Assembly elections.

64. The surgical strike never took place.

65. He is unfairly targeting JNU, even though they agitate against India 247.

66. He is indirectly behind Justice Loya’s death.

67. Judiciary is under attack.

68. GST will ruin the economy.

69. People are rebelling against him… via fake agitations, bandhs and uprisings.

70. Award Wapsi campaign and Supreme Court judges press conference were valid movements against him.

71. abc was killed for xyz reason and it can all be ultimately be attributed to Modi.

72. His is nothing but a suit boot ki sarkar.

73. The economy is actually not doing great or figures are fudged or it’s to the credit of Manmohan.

74. Rafale is a scam and is his Bofors moment.

75. 2014 was a fluke. There is no way he will be able to repeat it in 2019, especially after the 2018 losses.

They have told you 75+ lies and totally got away with it.

They will tell 75+ more and totally get away from that too.

And how many truths have they told you about Sonia?

Zero.

So she too may totally get away despite controlling the most corrupt government in the history of independent India.

© Sunil Rajguru

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Why the Trump Russia US election collusion allegation is total bullshit!!!

The whole world is getting tired of the cry-babies of America who keep screaming that Russia interfered in their 2016 Presidential elections. You could be forgiven for thinking that America was a totally powerless Third World country which could do nothing but whine and whine all day. Here’s a look at why the whole story is grossly hypocritical and humbug in the first place…

1. America doesn’t just interfere, it straightforward kills. fidel-alejandro-castro-ruz-63039_640How many times have the CIA tried to kill a foreign leader? The exact number will remain unknown, though one estimate puts in excess of 50 with hundreds of assassination plots.

That’s not including the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, though! There is actually a Wikipedia page titled “Assassination attempts on Fidel Castro” and the number there is a mind-boggling 638! That led to the documentary: 638 Ways to Kill Castro.

The CIA has conducted outright coups in countries as diverse as Iran, Guatemala and Congo. It tries to meddle in the affairs of every country on Earth and has reduced certain countries like Pakistan to mere puppets.

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was beaten to death. He was stripped naked and abused. Gruesome videos were put up on YouTube. When the then Secretary State Hillary Clinton heard the news, she almost broke into a jig with the famous line: We came, we saw, he died! That led to the famous parody video. After all this, for Hillary, the Democrats, liberals and mainstream media to shout from the rooftops that Russia interfered in their elections after presenting virtually zero proof to the world is the joke of the century.

2. But if it really did happen, Obama is to blame. barack-obama-1166062_640Let’s just say for a moment that the Russians really did interfere in the elections. Let’s accept it as an absolute truth. Well, Donald Trump was just another businessman running for President till November 8, 2016.

Who allowed the hacking to happen? The attack happened under whose watch? The buck stops with? The plain answer is the then US President Barack Obama. He let the country down and it is curious that no-one is even mentioning his name let alone attacking him for this gross and grave security breach.

Secondly, even if he couldn’t have done much to stop it, what was he doing from Election Day November 8, 2016 to Inauguration Day January 20, 2017? That’s a good two months and more. Obama could have easily have instituted an enquiry or started the process of sanctions against Russia.

But he didn’t. If the hacking happened, then Obama and his entire administration look really bad. If the hacking didn’t happen, then the Democrats, liberals and media look really bad. That’s a lose-lose situation for Trump haters!

3. Even if you prove Russia interfered, Trump is another story. moscow-2105607_640There is another problem even if you prove that Russia rigged the election. As mentioned above, Obama, his administration and his intelligence will look bad. But then how do you prove that Russia did it at the behest of current US President Trump? You’d need solid proof for that.

A. Russia hacked the American elections.

B. Russia did it at the behest of Trump.

Right now they haven’t even begun proving to the world that A. happened. In fact that’s why there’s a theory that Obama probably had something to go on regarding Russian interference, but didn’t pursue it because he knew he couldn’t link it to Trump.

4. But then again anybody can hide their digital footprints. vladimir-putin-2374090_640Spook versus spook was murky as it is. In cyberspace things have become even murkier. Anyone can pretend to be Russian and hack into the system. The CIA can themselves stage an internal coup and blame the Russians. There are many Hollywood movies along these lines.

In fact it was none other than Russian President Vladimir Putin who stated the following with his panel discussion with NBC’s Megyn Kelly when she presented the Russia hacking story as a fact saying it had Russia’s fingerprints…

“What fingerprints? Say prints of hooves, horns, whose prints are those? About IP addresses, you can just make them up. Do you know how many specialists are there now? They can make it so that it will be from your home address. Your children sent it. They can make it so that it will be from your home address. Your children sent it. Your youngest three-year-old child! It’s organized so that precisely your three-year-old girl made the attack. Such specialists now exist in the area of technology that they will make up anything, and then they will accuse anyone…”

Putin has a point. This is something that will probably never be conclusively settled.

5. Nobody even knows what they mean by “hacked”. hacker-2077138_640Did Russia hack Hillary’s email server and embarrass her? Did Russia hack the computers of the Democratic National Committee and create bad press? Was Russia colluding with that “hack” Julian Assange of WikiLeaks? Did Russia hack the electronic voting machines of America? If so, how many machines were hacked and how many votes did they manage to switch in how many states? What about swing states with paper ballots?

Everybody uses the word “hacking” to mean different things. Plus nobody has given any sort of details of how Russia could have rigged the voting machines in the first place. Hack: A cheap, mediocre, or second-rate practitioner, especially in the fields of journalism and literature: a charlatan or incompetent. (Urban Dictionary)

6. So little evidence so far that it’s virtually fake news. nazi-301527_640Like “Show me the money!” everyone is shouting “Show me the proof!” No concrete evidence has been presented to the public. (The CIA may have something, but we don’t know) It is just a stream endless baseless stories that are based on a stream of endless anonymous (fake?) sources.

That pretty much sounds like a quote misattributed to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.

Putin said much more in the above exchange with Megyn…

“Are you out of your mind? There’s nothing concrete, just zero, zero, nothing at all. Simply surprising! It’s simply some kind of hysteria, and you just can’t stop. Do you need to be given some pill? Does anyone have a pill? Give them a pill!”

(At this stage even Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of the participants of the panel, couldn’t stop laughing!) “

…And the problem is not with us. The problem is within American politics. That’s the problem. Trump’s team proved to be more effective during the election campaign… And the other team miscalculated. They do not want to admit this mistake… It’s easier to say: We are not guilty, the Russians are guilty. They interfered in our elections.”

He even likened it to a Nazi conspiracy (much like Hollywood star Tim Allen comparing Hollywood to Nazi times)…

“Overall, this reminds me of anti-Semitism: Jews are to blame for everything, you see? You are stupid and can’t do anything, but Jews are to blame.” Ouch!

Then came the sting by Project Veritas that showed a CNN editor admitting it was all bullshit, another CNN Trump hater calling it a nothing burger and a third also talking of Russia as just a ratings game.

7. Ahem, do they really want a President Pence? julius-caesar-626422_640Everyone knows that this is just an ego battle by Trump haters to push for his impeachment and get him out of the way. But if you do that, then Hillary doesn’t become President, but Mike Pence does.

Pence is a Republican hardliner. Liberals would probably hate him more than Trump. Trump is an ex-Democrat who definitely didn’t lead a conservative lifestyle and got the LGBT flag at the Republican convention. Liberals don’t like Pence’s views on gun control, abortion and LGBT rights. As Indiana Governor, he was against the settlement of Syrian refugees in the state.

If President Pence went even more hardline than Trump, nobody would be able to do anything since they had already thrown down all their cards on the table. The Republican march would continue and they might actually get more sympathy.

Maybe that’s why Trump chose Pence in the first place! He calculates everything. trump caeser-2332000_960_720A play presented Trump as a Julius Caesar who gets assassinated. Well these folks definitely don’t know their history. For in real life Julius’ successor Augustus went after all the former’s enemies and finished them off to become the first Emperor of Rome! If Julius Trump is impeached, then Augustus Pence could be much worse for Trump haters!

© Sunil Rajguru

Donald Potter, Hillary Voldemort and Death Eater Rowling

Rowling TweetIn the Harry Potter fictional universe, Voldemort killed and tortured with great regularity just for fun and almost threatened to wipe out the entire human race (muggles) along with the non-pure blood in the magical world. And yet according to its creator JK Rowling, Donald Trump was worse than Voldemort even before he became US President! How’s that for mindboggling hyperbole?

actor-1299629_640All this is quite funny, because in Rowling’s books, Harry Potter is the outsider who is ridiculed non-stop by many, is totally rubbished, is a rank outsider and never gets a moment’s peace. Even all his friends face ridicule and discrimination. Yet he is triumphant against all odds in the end.

At the beginning of every book he is a pariah, but at the end of the book he’s a winner.

Voldemort on the other hand is treated as the Chosen One by the Death Eaters who are downright petrified of him. They are sure that there is absolutely no way that he can be “ultimately” defeated and vanquished. In the end the Ministry of Magic and its complete administration becomes a mere tool for his ambitions. His followers are in positions of great power and are smug and arrogant.

Voldemort’s crimes could fill a fat book.

celebrity-2104971_640In real life, Trump is the outsider who is ridiculed non-stop by many, is totally rubbished, is a rank outsider and never gets a moment’s peace. Even his followers face ridicule and discrimination. They are regularly beaten on the streets. Yet he became triumphant against all odds in the end.

At the beginning of the Republican race he was a pariah, but he won in the end. At the beginning of the US Presidential race he was a pariah, but he won in the end. At the beginning of his Presidency he was a pariah, so there’s a good chance he’ll win in the end.

hillary-41775_640Hillary Clinton on the other hand was treated as the Chosen One by the Democrats, liberals, intelligentsia, Hollywood and Silicon Valley czars who are downright petrified of her. They were sure that there was absolutely no way that she could be defeated before November 8, 2016. In the end the White House and its complete administration became a mere tool for her ambitions in 2016. Her followers are in positions of great power and are smug and arrogant.

The tonnes of allegations against Hillary, which were never investigated due to her proximity to power at all times, could fill a fat book.

It is ironic that Rowling in the fictional universe slayed Voldemort and the Death Eaters through her writings, but in the real world is a Death Eater who supports a real-life Voldemort.

© Sunil Rajguru

My Media Columns

Fake NewsThe men who killed the mainstream media
Sify.com, December 15, 2016

Trump and Modi’s victories show public decides elections, not media
DailyO.in, November 9, 2016

The 7 deadly sins of Indian journalism
February 9, 2016, OpIndia.com

#ChennaiFloods: Who needs mainstream media when you have social media?
December 2, 2015, DailyO.in

10 ways to define paid news…
September 4, 2015, Sify.com

India is Indrani. Indrani is India.
September 2, 2015, Sify.com

5 reasons why you can’t ban online porn
August 6, 2015, Sify.com

6 things to note about the Nirbhaya documentary…
March 6, 2015, Sify.com

Come let’s outrage at the drop of a hat!
March 5, 2015, Sify.com

Why #EssarLeaks is actually a big yawn…
March 4, 2015, Sify.com

9 stories which the media has underplayed…
February 23, 2015, Sify.com

#AIBRoast effect: Obsolete laws have to go!
February 13, 2015, Sify.com

7 Indian Internet laugh sites…
February 6, 2015, Sify.com

Stand with #AIBRoast or not–Indian humour rocks!
February 3, 2015, Sify.com

Rise of the Indian media watchdogs…
October 1, 2014, Sify.com

Rajdeep Sardesai and the Rashomon Effect
September 30, 2014, Sify.com

Killing them softly with Twitter names
May 13, 2014, Sify.com

Eight times when media was petrified of Sonia…
May 12, 2014, Sify.com

Will mainstream media survive after 2014?
April 15, 2014, Sify.com

12 Modi lies the media told you…
February 28, 2014, Sify.com

How Congress always crushed the media
February 25, 2014, Sify.com

Six ways Modi bypassed the ‘media’ to go ‘mainstream’
February 13, 2014, Sify.com

A totally mad and crazy day on Twitter!
The tragic Sunanda Pushkar affair
15 January, 2014, Sify.com

#RioOlympics2016 musings…

rio-1585738_640Badminton champion gets Rs 10+ crore for getting our only Olympics woman silver in 100+ years.
Daughter of badminton champion gets Rs 10+ crore for every film, hit or flop.

‪#‎Irony‬
Shobhaa De trolled the India Olympics contingent really gracelessly.
Instead those who outed her are being called trolls.

#Ind Post-1947.
6 #Olympics Gold medals.
3 cricket World Cups.
1 hockey World Cup.
All under Congress Prime Ministers. 100%.
#Replug

Most politically incorrect song from Bobby during the #Olympics
Na chahoon Sona Chandi…
Ye mere kis kaam ke…
Ye to hain bas naam ke!

I think they should award a fourth place “Pewter Medal” in the Olympics for the benefit of countries like India.
‪#‎Rio2016‬

Other countries…
You don’t win a silver, you lose a gold.
India…
You don’t lose a bronze, you win a fourth place.
‪‪#‎Reality‬

‪#‎BetiBachaoBetiPadhao‬
should be officially changed to
‪#‎BetiPadhaoBetiKhilao‬

Shobhaa De should make a few more nonsensical statements.
A couple more Indian women will end up winning ‪#‎Olympics‬ medals.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Surge pricing began long back in India…

Cinema tickets…
1.5x to 2x (in black) after House Full board is put outside the cinema hall.
3x to 4x for superhit movies and those of superstars.

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Auto rickshaw rates…
1.5x if the autowallah doesn’t feel like going.
2x to 3x at night.
4x to 5x during crises.

Vegetables and fruits…
2x to 3x depending on scarcity.
Onions went up to 10x in the past.

Railway tickets…
1.5x through touts.
Even Tatkal could be called a form of surge pricing.

Bringing in luxury goods in India till the 1980s…
2x to 10x depending on the whims of the customs department.

Government services…
1.5x to 5x depending on the difficulty of getting the service after including bribes.

© Sunil Rajguru

Comedy Nights with Kapil musings…

Comedy Nights with Kapil may be going, but Comedy Days with Pappu is here to stay.

Inception…
Comedian arrested for mocking religious leader who now has a case against him for dressing up as a godly avatar.

Was it “Comedy nights with Kapil” or…
Bollywood film promo nights with Kapil.

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

#‎PathankotAttack‬

Everyone is crying out for peace, yes,
None is crying out for justice!
—Peter Tosh.
‪‪#‎RawDealForIndianDefenceServices‬

Pak terrorists report to ISI.
ISI reports to Pak Army.
Pak Army reports to Nawaz.
Terror attack on India = Nawaz attacks India.
When will they get it?

These versions by Sunil Rajguru

Media musings…

If there were 7.4 billion unlimited broadband connections, then there would be zero newspapers and zero TV news channels.

Newspapers are taken seriously by those people who don’t have Internet.
TV news channels are taken seriously by those who don’t have unlimited broadband.

The headline of the Times of India Front Page Lead has 33 words.
I wonder if this is a new record.
‪#‎BiryaniWithNawaz‬