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The Modi Government: A theatre of political hypocrisies
The latest in a series of political spectacles performed by the Modi government is the “Selfie with Daughter” campaign, which, by the BJP is being propagated as an integral part of its “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” movement. It is another story that this gimmick has garnered more attention for the […]Read Blog ›
By On July 13, 2015
Rains and the nightmare in Mumbai
  “A vehicle submerged on Linking road, shocking” – says a tweet on Friday morning, showing the picture of a sinking Titanic. “Today I can say, I also live in a sea facing apartment”, says another. Stuck indoors following heavy rains , Mumbaikars are busy in tweeting their plight, casting […]Read Blog ›
By On June 23, 2015
what we eat ?
  Ram Gopal Varma  tweeted “I’d rather die than not having Maggi and I also live only to have Maggi ..No am not drunk and the reason for that is because I am Maggying”    and posted photos eating maggi following the ban on it because of presence “unsafe and hazardous” […]Read Blog ›
By On June 15, 2015
Banned it because  “Na sthree swathanthryam arhati”
Due to presence of "objectionable content" in British film-maker Leslee Udwin’s India’s Daughter, Govt of india had decided to ban it. Indias daughter a documentery about a girl and her most unfortunate night of 16 dec 2002. The documentary shows She was raped, because she did a crime, a crime which the Indian society does not accept, she was tortured because of the pure intention of teaching others the essence of our culture, she was killed, because she didn’t enjoyed the rape, or tried to protest against the rape.Read Blog ›
By On March 17, 2015
Why Baba Ramdev’s march against ‘PK’ will immortalise Hirani…
The manner in which the recent Bollywood caper ‘PK’ has caused turmoil in the ‘Right’ quarters starting with the Hindu Mahasabha and finding an echo in a fuming Ramdev demanding its ban is just the kind of atmospherics which will immortalise the film and illegitimise its detractors.Mercifully for the millions […]Read Blog ›
By On December 30, 2014
KB Ganesh Kumar’s Smutty Affairs
Actor-turned-politician continues to grapple with power and lust, says Ram KumarRead Blog ›
By On December 22, 2014
White Christmas?
  Earlier this month, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, a government minister of the far-right Bhartiya Janta Party, made a statement at an election rally. She said that Indians “who do not choose the sons of Ram (Hindu deity) are illegitimate”. She later did apologize for causing offence but all the event […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
It is the zeitgeist!
Ever since the news about the killing of school children in Pakistan broke, there has been an unspoken uneasiness. There is a feeble numbness somewhere inside. Let’s not blame Taliban. They can’t but be who they are and do what they do. It is the zeitgeist. The spirit of the […]Read Blog ›
By On December 18, 2014
Uttarakhand Floods: A Year After The Tragedy
On 16-17 June last year, the flash floods and the subsequent landslides on the course of the Mandakani and Bhagirati rivers — both tributaries of the Ganga — killed thousands and rendered many more homeless. Most of the dead were pilgrims visiting the Kedarnath shrine One year later, the TEHELKA […]Read Blog ›
By and On July 15, 2014
Indo-Pak diplomacy: The way forward
May 26, 2014 was a historic day in Indian politics. On this day the 15th Prime Minister of India was sworn in. Pakistan’s Prime Minister personally attended the ceremony. Later, there was also a meeting between the two leaders. This event holds great hope for many people, for they believe […]Read Blog ›
By On June 4, 2014
The emergence of a new India
Politics is full of differences. If we tried to eliminate such differences, it would prove to be counterproductive. In other words, it would result in a greater evil. Hence, democracy is the answer. It is the art of difference management and means a non-confrontational settlement of differences. India’s 16th General […]Read Blog ›
By On May 20, 2014
Haryana Dalits Protest Against Gangrape
Dalits from Bhagana village protest outside Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s official residence in New Delhi on 11 May after the recent gangrape of four Dalit girls, three of them minors, by several upper-caste men. The protesters alleged that both the State and the Union Governments were paying no heed to […]Read Blog ›
By On May 12, 2014