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Dec 19, 2014

Amit Shah in Kerala and Tamil Nadu: Can he trigger change of fortunes for the BJP?

Amit Shah had made his intentions clear a while ago - that he wants the BJP to build up from the grassroots in both the states. Kerala already has a significant RSS presence while Tamil Nadu, in the recent days, has seen considerable efforts to ramp up the Sangh numbers. #AIADMK #Amit Shah #DMK #Kerala #Lok Sabha elections #Politics #RSS #Tamil Nadu

Dec 17, 2014

Kerala alcohol ban: Chandy forced to water down an insincere liquor policy

In a huge departure from his earlier stand, Chandy announced that his cabinet will take a look at the practical changes required in the government’s liquor policy. #CM Oommen Chandy #Kerala #Kerala alcohol ban #Liquor in Kerala #Liquor Policy in Kerala

Dec 16, 2014

@ShamiWitness, Mehdi Biswas on Twitter proof of increasing radicalisation of Islam in India?

Now the LeT has one more ally to misguide and recruit Muslim youth from India - the Islamic State (IS), which is the latest face of global terror. #Hindutva #India #IS #Islam in India #Islamic militancy in India #Islamic terror #islamic-state #LeT #Mehdi Biswas #Mehdi Masroor Biswas #PM Modi #religion in India #ShamiWitness

Dec 11, 2014

Decriminalising suicide attempt is a baby step, India needs giant leaps

In the civilised world, there are no two ways about it, but India has been dragging its feet since 1996, even though SC decriminalised suicides in 1994. #CriticalPoint #Decriminalising Attempts to Suicide #Irom Sharmila #Mental Health Plan #Section 309 #Suicide Rate #Supreme Court #World Health Organisation

Dec 10, 2014

Delhi Uber rape case won’t be last: Face it, women aren’t safe in lawless India

The reason, besides the overall socio-economic vulnerability of women, is that we are living in a lawless society. The Uber rape case just established that. #Crime against women #CriticalPoint #Rape cases in India #Rapes in Delhi #Safety For Women #Uber #Uber rape case #Women empowerment

Dec 9, 2014

Vaiko exit from NDA shows BJP’s cultural nationalism a dud in Tamil Nadu

Vaiko walking out of the NDA in Tamil Nadu is no big deal, but what it portends is really bad news for the BJP because its best selling model of cultural nationalism will be a dud in the state. #BJP #BJP in Tamil Nadu #Cultural nationalism #HowThisWorks #Jayalalithaa #MDMK #NDA #Sri Lanka #Tamil Nadu #Vaiko

Dec 8, 2014

End of planning commission: Modi govt should not ignore opposition misgivings

Besides skewed and top-down decision making and resource allocation in a federal set up, the problems of the planning commission included vertical programmes and uniform prescriptions that do not take into account the socio-economic development diversity of the states. #InMyOpinion #Modi government #Narendra Modi #O Panneerselvam #Opposition #Planning Commission

Dec 7, 2014

Wanted to Action Jackson: Prabhudeva is a terrible ambassador for South Indian cinema

The derisive reviews that Prabhudeva’s Action Jackson has generated by the dozen are not surprising in the least. He has been playing this mindless game for for far too long. #Action Jackson #BuzzPatrol #Cinema #Entertainment #FEFSI Vijayan #India #Pokkiri #Prabhudeva #Salman Khan #South Indian cinema

Dec 4, 2014

So what if there’s a second video? We should celebrate Rohtak sisters

They should be celebrated because their anger should warn men. After the Delhi gang-rape, there were promises galore, but nothing stopped men from raping women, not even the threat of death sentence. It’s time men got scared of women’s anger and ability to hit back. It’s time to amplify female anger in its raw form. #Delhi #Haryana #misandry #Rape #Rohtak #Rohtak Sisters