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Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memon’s execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who don’t. #anti-Death Penalty movement #capital punishments #CriticalPoint #Death Penalty #Europe #France #India #Saudi Arabia #Yakub Memon

Jul 27, 2015

How KL Pathu, a new Malayalam entertainer, broke Islamic stereotypes

If there is a single place that has been much maligned in an otherwise celebrated Kerala, it’s Malappuram in the north. In the past, what brought disrepute to the district was its disproportionate socio-economic backwardness; but since the emergence of the Hindutva forces, it has also been burdened with charges of fostering Islamic fundamentalism. #BuzzPatrol #Islamic Stereotypes #Kerala #KL Pathu #Malappuram

Jul 26, 2015

Why application of MCOCA against Sreesanth reeks of misuse

Given the Delhi police claimed they had adequate evidence against Sreesanth and others in the spot-fixing case, was the application of MCOCA really necessary? #Dawood Ibrahim #Delhi Police #IPL 6 #MCOCA #Organised crime #Phone tapping #S Sreesanth #Spot fixing #ThatsJustWrong

Jul 25, 2015

Parliament logjam: Can the Congress beat BJP’s record of disruption?

This is perhaps a stunning example of BJP's contradictory political behaviour: the party that disrupted the Parliament the most in the last five decades crying foul that the Opposition is not allowing the house to work. #BJP #Congress #HowThisWorks #Lalit Modi #Lalitgate #Lok Sabha #Narendra Modi #parliament #Rahul Gandhi #Rajya Sabha #Sonia Gandhi #sushma swaraj

Jul 23, 2015

Grotesque idea of execution: Why we are curious about Yakub Memon’s walk to the gallows

After Ajmal Kasab in 2012 and Afzal Guru in 2013, India is getting ready for its third execution in a decade with Yakub Memon. Along with last minute debates on whether he is really guilty or not, and how the Indian State picks and chooses its execution targets, what will slowly grip the country in the next couple of weeks are the creepy details of his execution. #Afzal Guru #Ajmal Kasab #Death sentence #execution #hanging #InMyOpinion #Yakub Memon

Jul 21, 2015

RSS attack on IIM, IIT: PM Modi, the Sangh Parivar will destroy your ‘Make in India’ dream

The RSS charging the IITs and IIMs with “anti-national” activities is a new low in its freewheeling attempts at saffronisation of higher education in India ever since the BJP government took over. #Amartya Sen #ConnectTheDots #FTII #Hindutva #HRD #IIM #IIT #IIT Roorkee #Make In India #Narendra Modi #Pune #RSS #Smriti Irani

Jul 17, 2015

Narayana Murthy’s MIT-fantasy is a no-brainer. India’s innovation capacity even lower than Brazil, China

The self-critical charge of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) that India hasn’t done any “earth shattering” innovation in the last 60 years, and his comparison of the country’s record with that of a single institution such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is great to inspire India’s young science and technology aspirants, but is utterly devoid of a sense of realism. #Indian Institute of Science #Innovation #MIT #Narayana Murthy

Jul 14, 2015

From classical melodies to disco generation: ‘King of Music’ MS Viswanathan’s legend will live on

South Indian music director MS Viswanathan, who died early this morning, was a legend who straddled multiple genres of music #A.R. Rahman #Ilayaraja #Kamal Hassan #Kollywood #MS Viswanathan #MSV #Rajinikanth #RIPMSV

Jul 14, 2015

Deja vu for DMK’s Karunanidhi as rumours of Jayalalithaa’s failing health grow louder

The most important point of discussion in Tamil Nadu is if Jaya is ill or not. Seizing the opportunity, the man who fired the first salvo was M Karunanidhi. #AIADMK #BJP #Chennai #CriticalPoint #DMK #India #J. Jayalalithaa #M. Karunanidhi #MGR #Politics #Tamil Nadu #Tamil Nadu CM