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Jul 17, 2016

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, the crusader of transparency is now its big detractor

Vijayan has only begun and has already demonstrated a certain self-righteousness that when displayed by Chandy was dubbed as a cover for corruption. #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Corruption #CPM #Kerala #MK Damodaran #Oommen Chandy #Pinarayi Vijayan

Jul 10, 2016

Kerala should be worried about its missing youths and possible Islamic State links

Kerala is vulnerable. If the people who have disappeared have indeed joined the IS, it’s an extraordinary turning point that calls for immediate response. #ConnectTheDots #IS links #islamic-state #Kerala missing youths #Kerala Muslims #Middle East #Radicalisation

Jul 7, 2016

Zakir Naik and Abdul Nazer Madani’s TV preachings fuel terror on the street

Zakir Naik may find an instant audience among the unemployed, poor Muslim youth across India because they have been marginalised for generations, but trying to radicalise the Muslims in Kerala is a far more sinister idea because they are an integral part of mainstream society with absolutely no reason to complain. #India #islamic-state #Kerala #Madani #Muslims in India #Radicalisation #Terrorists #Zakir Naik

Jul 2, 2016

Breakthrough in Jisha and Swathi murders: A tale of two states

Two sensational murders that shocked the neighbouring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in the recent weeks seem to have been cracked by the police #Infosys techie #Jisha #Kerala Police #Murder #Swathi murder #Tamil Nadu police

Jun 28, 2016

Chennai murders are dent in city’s reputation: It’s time for Jayalalithaa to crack the whip

In 2012, shortly after Jaya came to power, five suspects of a bank robbery were shot dead in Chennai. Human rights activists flayed the incident and some even went to court asking for action against the police. However, both the people and the court sided with the police. #Chennai #Chennai murders #Chennai police #CriticalPoint #Jayalalithaa #murders #Police

Jun 18, 2016

Jisha murder: Why are people cynical despite Kerala police recent ‘breakthrough’?

The cynicism widely shared by the people cannot be brushed aside. The police ought to answer all the questions related to Jisha murder case #CriticalPoint #Jisha murder case #Justice for Jisha #Kerala Police #LDF govt #Pinarayi Vijayan #UDF

Jun 15, 2016

Tamil Nadu’s resistance to GST is also a continuation of its assertion of political autonomy

Tamil Nadu’s apparent fear is the loss of autonomy than loss of revenue when the country steamrolls uniform systems on an un-uniform country. #Arun Jaitley #Business #CriticalPoint #Finance minister #GST #India #Jammu and Kashmir #Politics #Tamil Nadu

Jun 12, 2016

Politics of language: Centre promoting Hindi in South, Northeast India smacks of parochialism

When a national government bats for Hindi, and not 22 other languages that are also deemed official, it smacks of parochialism. The type that could breed resentment. A national government cannot be parochial. #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #Dravidian movement #Hindi #Indira Gandhi #Jayalalithaa #Jitendra Singh #Kerala #northeast India #Northeastern states #SMK #South India #Tamil Nadu

Jun 9, 2016

TN’s move on IT staff unions is bold; don’t mind hyperbolic reactions from sector

Forecasts on growth and technology-adaptation in the IT sector indicate difficult situations ahead; it’s time to think about protecting the IT staff too #Infosys #IT staff union #Mohandas Pai #Tamil Nadu #TCS

Jun 7, 2016

Why Narendra Modi’s US visits make the sick and poor in India anxious

The fear is that if Narendra Modi capitulates to US pressure on India’s Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime, which it has been overtly and covertly exerting for years, it will make many lifesaving drugs unaffordable #Barack Obama #big pharma #ConnectTheDots #Gilead #India-US Relations #intellectual property rights #Narendra Modi #Patent #pharmaceuticals #TRIPS #USITC