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Dec 26, 2014

10 years since Tsunami: Tribes survived disaster, but their languages are doomed

Many were afraid the tsunami would wipe them out not realizing the far greater threat to them comes from the modern world outside. #10 years after tsunami #2004 Tsunami #Andamans #Anvita Abbi #Bo #CriticalPoint #disappearing languages #language #Natural Disaster #Onge #tribals #Tsunami

Dec 25, 2014

Secularism in a fruitcake? The charms of Kolkata’s ‘home-baked’ Christmas

The fruitcake, even more than Santa Claus, is the abiding symbol of a Kolkata Christmas. But Kolkata offers a special treat. You can get a slice of home-baked Christmas as bakers around the city open up their ovens to cake lovers who bring in their own family recipes, along with the flour, eggs, fruits and Old Monk. #Bakers #Christmas #christmas cake #Christmas fruit cake #CultureDecoder #fruitcake #Kolkata #Kolkata Bakeries #Kolkata christmas #Nahoums #Saldanha

Dec 24, 2014

Black 007: If Idris Elba can pull off James Bond in style, who cares about his colour?

Bond is really about guns, gadgets and girls. And style. And as long as an Idris Elba can pull that off, the franchise remains not shaken, merely stirred. #colour blind casting #Daniel Craig #Idris Elba #James Bond #Sony Hack Attack

Dec 24, 2014

Mum is the word: Is PM Modi deliberately quiet on conversion row?

The conversion row seems to have created an entire cottage industry of analysts whose job it is to read into the silence of Narendra Modi. #BJP government #Christianity #ConnectTheDots #conversion row #ghar wapsi #Hinduism #Hindutva groups #Islam #Narendra Modi #Reconversions

Dec 22, 2014

Kejriwal to Niranjan Jyoti: Delhi polls won’t be a cakewalk for BJP

The BJP can take heart from the India Today poll that its acchey din spell didn't end with the Lok Sabha election but with only a 3% margin over AAP it would be foolish to think it will be a cakewalk. #Aam Aadmi Party #Arvind Kejriwal #Delhi Election 2015 #Harsh Vardhan #PoliticsDecoder #Sheila Dikshit

Dec 15, 2014

Sydney siege: Unlike 26/11, media must think first and telecast later

Media should be careful about what it telecasts during the Sydney hostage crisis so that it does not help the wrong side. #26/11 #Australia #InMyOpinion #Media #News #Sydney cafe #Sydney hostage crisis #Terrorism #Terrorists #World

Dec 11, 2014

No offence to Bhagvad Gita, but we already have a national testament

Given that track record will our leaders declare a “national book”, like the Gita, so they can then proceed to desecrate its very principles with impunity? #Bhagvad Gita #ConnectTheDots #Constitution of India #Democracy #Holy Books #Leila Seth #Mamata Banerjee #national book #religious rights #Shashi Tharoor #sushma swaraj