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Jul 9, 2014

Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and Brazil

Once Kolkata was known for its grand passionate rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But this World Cup has seen that passion go international and the city is torn between Brazil and Argentina. But there are limits. #2014 Brazil World Cup #Argentina #Brazil #Chirag Paul #Diego Maradona #football #John Abraham #Lionel Messi #Mohun Bagan #Pele #UrbanPostcard

Jul 7, 2014

Hooch hoodlums and movie stars: Mamata’s ‘bad news’ crisis

Tapas Pal, Trinamool MP might have never met the local hoodlum, with alleged Trinamool ties, accused of dismembering a college student who protested his hooch dens. But Mamata Banerjee should be worried about both. #Bamangachi #hooch #Mamata Banerjee #PoliticsDecoder #Shyamal Karmakar #Sourav Chowdhury #street politics #Tapas Pal #Tapas Paul #TMC #Trinamool #West Bengal

Jul 4, 2014

Earth to Congress: Forget leader of opposition, focus on winning seats

The Congress thinks its entitled to be leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha despite not winning 10 percent of the seats. But if it expects that fight to garner public sympathy it's mistaken. #Congress #Leader of Opposition #Mallikarjun Kharge #Rahul Gandhi #ToWhatEffect

Jul 3, 2014

The Sunanda Pushkar case: Why the conspiracy theories will never die

The Sunanda Pushkar case is a perfect example of how we are nation of conspiracy theories. When the fact-finding institutions are compromised, gossip acquires the gravitas of fact. #Aarushi Talwar #AIIMS #Chandra Levy #ConnectTheDots #Conspiracy theories #Corruption #India #Police #Shashi Tharoor #Subhas Bose #Subramanian Swamy #Sunanda Pushkar

Jul 3, 2014

My name is Barack ‘Hussein’ Obama: US Prez on why Modi ‘concerns’ him

But jokes aside, the fact remains that Obama is very judicious and picky about where to use the Hussein. That’s why, this story, if true, is bound to raise eyebrows. #Barack Hussein Obama #Barack Obama #BJP #Dilma Rouseff #India #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #NSA #US #US Spying #WhyNow

Jun 30, 2014

Cong outrage over rape accused Nihalchand: Pots calling kettles black?

The allegations against Nihalchand Meghwal by the Congress about a rape case are empty threats. When it comes to crimes against women the pots cannot call the kettle black. #Bhanwari Devi #Bhanwari Devi's murder case #BJP #Congress #gangrape #India #Narendra Modi #Nihalchand Meghwal #Rape #sexual violence against women in India

Jun 26, 2014

If Google becomes Big Brother, we can all hide out in India

Perhaps in the sci-fi future where Google-worlds and Apple-worlds become a reality, India too will be a refuge. #Adhar card #Apple #ATM #Google #JustSaying #Larry Page #Netbanking #OTP #SMS

Jun 25, 2014

Hypocrisy of outrage: If Har Har Modi is ok, why not Dhoni as Vishnu?

Why is there a warrant against MS Dhoni for being portrayed as a God on a magazine cover in a country that routinely deifies its politicians and even builds temples to them? #Business Today #Dhoni as Vishnu #Lord Vishnu #Mahendra Singh Dhoni #Narendra Modi #Sonia Gandhi #Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Jun 25, 2014

Tool of the Emergency: Will India ever dump its I&B ministry?

The I&B minister is ready to work for a future without the I&B ministry. But will politicians be as open to giving up a powerful weapon at their disposal? #Emergency #Freedom of Expression #I&B Ministry #Indian media #Indira Gandhi #Information and Broadcasting Ministry #Karan Thapar #Modi government #Prakash Javadekar #Vidya Charan Shukla
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