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Apr 14, 2015

No Modi govt for strong women: Why Smriti Irani finds her job on the line

The beaming Smriti Irani was once hailed as the new woman face of the new BJP. Mangalsutra-ed and media-friendly, she successfully parlayed her Tulsi persona into political prominence. #Giriraj Singh #India #Modi government #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Smriti Irani #Women in Modi Cabinet

Apr 12, 2015

Nehru snooped on Netaji’s Bose’s family? Bengal’s favourite conspiracy theory goes national

The BJP, anxious to latch onto any national hero that can dent the Nehru-Gandhi hagiography, is keen to embrace Subhash Bose. #BJP government #Congress #HowThisWorks #Jawaharlal Nehru #Narendra Modi #Nehru government #Netaji spying #Snoopgate #Subhas Bose

Apr 8, 2015

Sidhu’s shairi, bumbling Saif and a tuneless Farhan: Please stop this IPL opening ceremony tamasha

IPL is becoming a more mature tournament,” said Rohit Gupta, president of Multi Screen Media to ET. Well, you would not know it from watching the opening ceremony. #Farhan Akhtar #Hrithik Roshan #IPL 8 #IPL opening ceremony #IPL8 #Navjot Singh Sidhu #Saif Ali Khan

Apr 3, 2015

Fair and ugly: It’s not Sonia who should feel offended by Giriraj’s comment

Giriraj Singh offended three groups of people with his Nigerian jibe. And none of them are named Sonia Gandhi. #Fair and lovely #Giriraj Singh #Laloo Prasad Yadav #Nigeria #Racism #Sonia Gandhi

Apr 2, 2015

Waiting for Yuvraj: Here’s how Rahul Gandhi gave Congress the finger

Rahul Gandhi has shown his party that he's indisputably the boss in a way even a Bollywood patriarch cannot be. #Congress #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi on Sabbatical #Rahul on Leave #Sonia Gandhi

Mar 31, 2015

The irrelevant niece: Here’s what is wrong with Bhagwati’s argument on Christians

Instead of wondering whether indeed the fears are overblown we are left curious about why that niece never married that young Muslim man. And that surely could not have been Bhagwati’s intent. #Attacks on Christians #Jagdish Bhagwati #Julio Ribeiro

Mar 30, 2015

Booted out of politics: Yadav-Bhushan’s AAP ouster spells exile for intellectuals

As AAP purged itself of Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and co. the political space for the public intellectual, the civil society activist, the leftie academic just got a lot smaller. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #PoliticsDecoder #Prashant Bhushan #Yogendra Yadav

Mar 28, 2015

‘Stoning’ Anushka Sharma: The gross sexism of the ugly Indian cricket fan

Virat Kohli’s score of one at the World Cup semi-final was a crushing blow to India’s fortune. But the so-called Twitter “community” turned into a virtual lynch mob in response. #Anushka Sharma #CWC 2015 #Papa CJ #Sydney #Virat Kohli #World Cup 2015