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May 15, 2016

The Marwari wedding: Getting bigger and fatter as thrifty community learns to splurge

Marwari, a community that was famously insular, is happily globetrotting and fostering a generation which is more worldly-wise than its predecessors. #CourtsideView #F Weekend #Kindle Magazine #Marudhar Mela #Marwari #Marwari wedding #Marwaris in Kolkata #Pritha Kejriwal #Rajasthan #Swarovski #Vinod Bhandari

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. #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