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Oct 7, 2015

Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn’t mean she is wrong

Nayantara who? For many Indians today, the youth demographic that Narendra Modi talks about all the time, the name Nayantara Sahgal will not ring a bell. #Ashok Vajpeyi #Dadri killing #InMyOpinion #Nayantara Sahgal #Rabindranath Tagore #Sahitya Akademi

Oct 7, 2015

Doublespeak over Dadri lynching: We need real debate, not political horse-trading

The political foodfight that has erupted over beef shows that when it comes to pandering to the electorate to get votes, there is no sacred cow our good netas will not milk. #beef ban #Cattle slaughter #Dadri killing #Digvijaya Singh #InMyOpinion #Lalu Prasad Yadav #Shashi Tharoor #Sushil Modi

Oct 2, 2015

Hum tum ek camera mein bandh ho: Modi’s Facebook video shows our obsession with perfect image

Modi, as we all know by now, is the most PR-savvy PM India has known and certainly a blinding contrast, in this regard, to his far more reclusive predecessor who was usually a deer in the headlights when the flashbulbs went off. ##ModiFindsACamera #facebook #JustSaying #Mark Zuckerberg #Narendra Modi

Oct 1, 2015

Beef ban extremism in Dadri: Someone’s dinner is now part of a criminal probe

Whether it happened before in 2006 or 2008 or 2015, someone has died because someone else did not like the food they ate. That is the reality that cannot be captured in the language of a law that bans the slaughter of a particular animal or puts limitations on it. #Akhilesh Yadav #beef #Beef Ban in India #BJP #Congress #InMyOpinion #Muslim #Narendra Modi #UP #UPA

Sep 29, 2015

PM Modi selling Digital India in Silicon Valley is one thing, walking the talk in real India is another

But FreeInternet does not translate to freedom on the Internet. While Modi tells Zuckerberg “Social media helped me gain knowledge, it broadened my horizon”, the irony is far too many ordinary Indians find out the hard way that that freedom is really a minefield. #Digital India #facebook #FreeInternet #InMyOpinion #Internet #Mark Zuckerberg #Narendra Modi #Silicon Valley

Sep 25, 2015

Why PM Modi shouldn’t mind Silicon Valley protesters: They are like that only in the Bay Area

Narendra Modi is going to Silicon Valley. But the Bay Area is not just known for Google, Apple and Facebook. If Narendra Modi faces more protests there than anywhere, he can just chalk it down to a “Bay Area-style welcome”. #InMyOpinion #ModiFail #Narendra Modi #PM Modi's SIlicon Valley visit #San Francisco #Silicon Valley

Sep 24, 2015

Rajdeep vs Fadnavis: Guys, it’s just a letter. Don’t turn it into a who-slapped-whom battle

No postage stamps were hurt in the process but Rajdeep Sardesai and Devendra Fadnavis’ letter exchange has taken us back to a different world. ##DevendraSlapsRajdeep #Devendra Fadnavis #InMyOpinion #Mrinal Sen #Rajdeep Sardesai #Satyajit Ray

Sep 24, 2015

When age is a bar (to jail time): Uphaar verdict is a gift to other pending cases

The Supreme Court has explained why the brothers Ansal will not serve time for that devastating fire at Uphaar cinema which killed 59 people. #1997 Uphaar fire case #AMRI fire #Ansal brothers #Gopal Ansal #InMyOpinion #Sushil Ansal #Uphaar

Sep 23, 2015

Congress might be the Apple of his eye, but Rahul Gandhi is no Steve Jobs

Rahul Gandhi’s job is to revive his party. But he’s barking up the wrong tree if he is looking to Apple for tips. Even worse he is admitting that like Apple, the Congress is near bankruptcy. But Apple’s near bankruptcy happened while Jobs was banished from it. #Apple #Congress #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #Steve Jobs