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Jan 26, 2015

India’s secret weapon or Obama’s ‘beast': What WAS that giant crab on the Goa float?

What was that giant crab on the Goan float? A veiled threat to India's enemies? Obama's 'Beast'? Here are the top Firstpost theories: #Crab #Float #Goa #Lists #NewsTracker #Obama visit #Republic Day #Tableau

Jan 9, 2015

Sri Lanka Polls Live: Sirisena sworn in as President; Pope Francis likely to visit island nation

Counting has begun for the Sri Lankan Presidential election which sees incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa contest for an unprecedented third term against his former health minister Maithripala Sirisena, who mounted a shock challenge. #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Maithripala Sirisena #NewsTracker #Politics #presidential election #Sri Lanka #World

Jan 9, 2015

Sri Lanka elections: This is what Indian netas should learn from fall of Mahinda Rajapaksa

The rise and fall of Mahinda Rajapaksa is a fascinating tale, and holds some important lessons for Indian politicians. Here are a few #BJP #HowThisWorks #indian politicians #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Modi #Rajapaksa family #Sri Lanka #World

Jan 3, 2015

PK Row: Dear Amit Shah, ‘right to protest’ is ok, Hindutva vandalism isn’t

If Shah and the BJP want to make it beyond one term in power -- and everything suggests that they do -- they need to at least start giving people the impression that they are not only selectively applying the rule of law to everyone but themselves and the ideological outfits that support them #Amit Shah #BJP #Bollywood #Hindutva #India #PK #Right to Protest #ThatsJustWrong

Jan 2, 2015

I will not be shamed: Delhi’s Uber rape survivor is the brave new Indian woman

The brave decision of the Uber rape survivor to come forward and loudly proclaim via national media her refusal to be cowed down has given us all a reason to hope. #Delhi #Delhi Uber rape #Feminism #India #Indian Express #InMyOpinion #Uber #Violence against women

Dec 30, 2014

Mera bhai Mahinda: Salman shills for SL president Rajapaksa, gets slammed

Luckily for Rajapaksa, Salman doesn't have a vote in Sri Lanka. Because while Modi was riding on a clear anti-Congress wave that made Salman's statement quite amusing, Rajapaksa is sitting precisely where the Congress was in India. #HowThisWorks #India #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Maithripala Sirisena #Narendra Modi #Night Races #Salman Khan #Sri Lanka #Sri Lanka elections #World

Dec 25, 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 #Top Stories

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