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Dec 14, 2014

Putting India on the map and inspiring millions: Here’s the best pick for Indian of 2014

Uniting Indians across caste, creed and age, inspiring the imaginations of millions, awakening the country to the possibility of what can be achieved with hard work, perseverance, determination and creativity, and firmly establishing India as a global force to be reckoned with, 2014 was undoubtedly the year of the big 'M'. #2014 Year End #India #ISRO #Mangalyaan #Narendra Modi #Person of the Year #Politics #Space

Dec 8, 2014

Cab driver repeat offender: Uber must take moral responsibility for Delhi rape

Yes, it is the accused rapist who committed the crime, but here's the question we need to ask: Would the victim have taken a kali-peeli, alone and late at night, in Delhi? Or did she take that 'risk' because she presumed that an Uber taxi was safe? #Background checks #Delhi rape #India #InMyOpinion #Rape #sexual assault #sexual violence against women #Transport #Uber #US #women's safety

Nov 26, 2014

Prime Minister of SAARC? Decoding Modi’s ‘bada bhai’ speech in Kathmandu

What did stand out however, was the 'bada bhai' tone Modi adopted with regards to the region. The speech was peppered with reminders that India was the biggest, the richest, the most powerful and the most benevolent. #HowThisWorks #India #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #Pakistan #PM Modi #Politics #SAARC #World

Nov 13, 2014

Life after BJP in Maharashtra: Sorry Shiv Sena, Hindutva isn’t the answer

In the final tally of winners and losers in the Maharashtra state assembly election, the bewildered Shiv Sena is probably wondering how it ended squarely in the 'losers' column while Sharad pawar's NCP smugly smiles down at them. #BJP #Hindutva #India #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #NCP #Politics #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Nov 6, 2014

Farewell NDA? After HJC and Sena, BJP now readying to dump Akali Dal

As it realises its goal of being the dominant national party in India, is the BJP slowly ridding itself of its allies? #Amit Shah #BJP #HJC #India #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Regional allies #Shiromani Akali Dal #Shiv Sena

Oct 10, 2014

LoC tension live: Even as firing continues, Nobel Peace goes to Indian and Pakistani

Tracking the latest updates from along the Line of Control and International Border where tensions between India and Pakistan have reached unprecedented levels. #Border Security Forces #BSF #Defence #India #Jammu Kashmir #Line of Control #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Samba district #World

Oct 7, 2014

Live tracker: Shiv Sena likening BJP to Afazal Khan invasion and other poll inspired nonsense

The Maharashtra election, which is seeing an unprecedented four cornered race between the BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP (five if you count Raj Thackeray's MNS) is unsurprisingly rich fodder for nonsense from across the board. And in Haryana, the land of machismo, chest thumping declarations are the norm and not the exception. #BJP #Congress #India #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #NCP #Politics #Sharad Pawar #Shiv Sena

Sep 25, 2014

Maharashtra Live: After BJP-Sena fall apart, NCP calls off alliance with Cong

Tracking the latest as the two major alliances in Maharashtra battle it out with each other ahead of the polls. #BJP #Congress #India #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #NCP #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Sharad Pawar #Shiv Sena