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Jul 1, 2015

Beyond the rainbow: Charting BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s obsession with LGBTs

Subramanian Swamy seems to know an enormous amount about gays and what they have been up to over the ages. #Arun Jaitley #BJP #Homosexuality #India #Section 377 #Shaina NC #Subramanian Swamy #swamyisms

Jul 1, 2015

Trolling dissent: Abusing Kavita Krishnan, Shruti Seth destroys the point of #SelfieWithDaughter

When someone trolls Seth asking her how dare she ask the PMO to go beyond a selfie, they undermine the spirit of #SelfieWith Daughter itself. ##SelfieWithDaughter #Kavita Krishnan #Narendra Modi #Nishrin Jafri Hussain #OnOurMind #Sheuli Seth

Jun 30, 2015

Friends with benefits: Lalit Modi’s just a beneficiary of India’s ‘who-you-know’ culture

This is not a defence of Lalit Modi and his connections at all but really an indictment of our system which makes his kind of connection-building one of our highest aspirations. #Indrajit Hazra #Lalit Modi #Lalit Modi Affair #OnOurMind #sushma swaraj #Tavleen Singh #Vasundhara Raje Scindia

Jun 27, 2015

Sushma, Raje and Smriti: BJP’s women are smart politicians, not weepy ‘abla naaris’

These scandals prove that political skullduggery, favour-trading, nepotism, shady financial deals are not the domain of men alone. #BJP women #BJP's women #Narendra Modi #Pankaja Munde #Smriti Irani #sushma swaraj #Vasundhara Raje Scindia

Jun 26, 2015

A straightforward admission: How Rahul Gandhi can free Congress from the taint of Emergency

What matters far more is what the Congress leaders today, and that means Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, think about the Emergency. A straightforward admission of a mistake by the descendants of the long-dead Indira would liberate the rest of the party whose tongues are tied because speaking up against the Emergency would be tantamount to speaking up against its demi gods. #Congress #Emergency #India #Indira Gandhi #InMyOpinion #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Jun 25, 2015

Believe it or not, Lalit Modi’s the best thing to have happened to politics in India

Even if no high-placed heads roll, after Lalit-gate blows over, will the political bigwigs think twice next time before granting a favour – whether it’s a coal block, a sweetheart land deal or a no-objection certificate for a visa – to the BFF du jour? #Arun Jaitley #InMyOpinion #Lalit Modi #Lalitgate #Narendra Modi #Samanth Subramanian #sushma swaraj

Jun 24, 2015

The real tragedy of Kolkata’s horror house on Robinson street: India’s clueless on how to deal with mental illness

When news first broke, that a 77-year-old man had burned himself to death in central Kolkata, and his son had been found living with what appeared to be the skeletons of his sister and two dogs, it spurred shock which quickly morphed into an orgy of voyeurism. #CultureDecoder #Debjani #India #Kolkata #Mental health #Partho De #Robinson Street #Selfie

Jun 23, 2015

BJP rains on its own Yoga Day: Ram Madhav assumes double-delete asana on Ansari

Ram Madhav first tweeted whether the tax-payer funded Rajya Sabha TV decided to “blackout” Yoga Day. And whether Vice President Hamid Ansari gave the jamboree a miss, even though the President showed up for it. #ConnectTheDots #Hamid Ansari #International Yoga Day #Narendra Modi #Ram Madhav #Swapan Dasgupta