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Feb 6, 2015

Don’t fool yourself: ‘Good news’ of tiger census camouflages the truth

After years of bad news there’s good news on the tiger front. Tiger, tiger burning if not bright, at least a little brighter in India’s forests. #India #NewsTracker #Tiger #tiger census #Valmik Thapar

Feb 5, 2015

Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

The plight of Shirin Dalvi quickly proves that freedom of expression remains a luxury in India especially if you are not part of the English-language media. #Attack on Charlie Hebdo #Avadhnama #Mumbai Urdu editor #Section 295A of the IPC #Shireen Dalvi #Shirin Dalvi #ThatsJustWrong

Feb 4, 2015

AIB Knockout: FIR against Karan, Arjun and Ranveer for ‘filthy’ language is *%$@#^%^

In a country where being offended is pretty much a statutory right across the board, the AIB roast bravely goes in where no one has gone before. #AIB #All India Bakchod #Arjun Kapoor #Complaint against AIB #Humour #Indian comedy #Karan Johar #Ranveer Singh #Stand-up comedy in India

Feb 1, 2015

Book Excerpt: Romola’s adventures in McDonald’s from Don’t Let Him Know

This excerpt is from the new novel Don’t Let Him Know (Bloomsbury) by Sandip Roy whose day job is senior editor at Firstpost. #America #BookExcerpt #Books #Don't Let Him Know #McDonald's

Jan 30, 2015

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi gay: Not Arjun or Ranveer, the real roast on AIB Knockout was Karan Johar

We've come a long way from coy Kanta bai jokes when Karan Johar gets up on stage and makes top-to-bottom gay sex jokes. AIB actually broke new ground not just in vulgar Adult-rated comedy but in treating gay sex with the same bawdy humour it reserved for the other kind of sex. #AIB #All India Bakchod #Arjun Kapoor #Karan Johar #Ranveer Singh

Jan 28, 2015

Narendra Damodardas Modi suit was a PM sized fail: Here’s why

For a suit like this one wonders whether Narendra Modi will ever wear it again or is this a gimmick that only works once? #Hosni Mubarak #Narendra Damodardas Modi #Narendra Modi #Obama #pinstripes

Jan 23, 2015

We’ve heard Modi talk but we need to see some action, says Shashi Tharoor at Jaipur LitFest

Tharoor has gotten into trouble with his party for appearing to not be "Opposition" enough to Modi. But at Jaipur LitFest he made it a point to attack Modi for not walking the talk. #BJP #Congress #Jaipur LitFest #Literature Festival #Narendra Modi #Politics of Identity #Politics of Performance #RSS #Shashi Tharoor #TheySaidIt #VHP

Jan 23, 2015

Q&A: Devdutt Pattanaik on the dangers of a world that does not value imagination

Devdutt Pattanaik says what we miss in the rush to prove the historicity of myths or debunk them is the enduring power of human imagination. The obsession becomes about proving something scientifically in order to prove its superiority. #Devdutt Pattanaik #imagination #Jaipur Lit Fest #Jaipur Literature festival 2015 #Myth #Q&A

Jan 20, 2015

Et tu Kapil? Sibal picks lawyer avatar over party leaving annoyed Congress helpless

At least Sibal had a real profession to fall back on and can claim that someone wants him. That’s more than can be said for some other Congress politicians who were routed in the last elections. #Congress #Dinesh Trivedi #Kapil Sibal #PoliticsDecoder #Saradha scam #Trinamool

Jan 19, 2015

Listen up Bobby Jindal: Being Indian-American is a mark of strength, not a weak link

The fault is not with Bobby Jindal as much as it is with the Indian American community which is so anxious to hold him up as its golden success story. #Black-American #Bobby Jindal #ConnectTheDots #Governor of Louisiana #Hyphenated Identities #Indian- Americans #Indians in American #Person of Indian Origin