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Jul 31, 2014

Did Natwar Singh just cut off his nose to spite Sonia’s face?

Sonia Gandhi's famous inner voice belonged to Rahul? Here are four reasons why Natwar Singh's explosive revelation about why Sonia might have turned down the prime minister's post in 2004 is really a damp squib. #Gandhi family #K. Natwar Singh #Manmohan Singh #PoliticalPlay #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Rajiv Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi #Sonia Natwar Singh #Sonia refuses to be PM

Jul 31, 2014

John Kerry’s visit: Indo-US ties need a therapist, not a traveling salesman

John Kerry promises that India-US relations are on the cusp of a historic transformation. But that's where they always seem be stuck. And gaffe-prone John Kerry will have his work cut out for him as he tries to sell America to a suspicious India. #Devyani Khobragade #India #Indo-US relations #Indo-US ties #John Kerry #John Kerry's India visit #Kerry #Kerry's India visit #Modi #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Penny Pritzker #US

Jul 29, 2014

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate: But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser. #CultureDecoder #Devdutt Pattanaik #Dina Nath Batra #Hindutva #ICHR #INdian COuncil of Historical research #Mahabharat #Marxist version of history #open defecation #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Ramachandra Guha #Ramayana #Salil Tripathi #Y Sudershan Rao

Jul 25, 2014

The sounds of silence: When PM Narendra Modi becomes ‘Maunmohan’ 2

Manmohan Singh's silence was legendary. But Narendra Modi, a compulsive communicator on the campaign trail, now seems to be following in Dr. Singh's footsteps. Except his silence is more selective that Singh's. #BJP #BJP lok Sabha poll campaign #Chapatti-gate #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Dr Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #Pune Techie Murder #Sania Mirza controversy

Jul 24, 2014

From ridiculous to deranged: Check out Shiv Sena’s excuses for its roti rage

Sometimes a chapati is not just a chappati. It's an attempt to muzzle the Hindutva lion Shiv Sena. And sometimes a goonda is not being communal. He is just being a goonda. The chapatti mystery shows that truth can take many shapes. #Anandrao Adsul #BJP #chapati #chapatti #ConnectTheDots #force-feed #Maharashtra Bhavan #Maharashtra Sadan #Muslim #Najma Heptullah #Rajan Vichare #Roti rage #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Jul 22, 2014

The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In this day and age it is impossible to say that someone who is smoking is unaware of the damage they are doing to their lungs. #Cigarettes #Dr harsh Vardhan #Health #Mamata Banerjee #RJ Reynolds #Second hand smoke #tax on cigarettes #ToTheContrary

Jul 17, 2014

Why Sushma Swaraj is wrong: Parliament should discuss Gaza

Indians should hear from Sushma Swaraj in parliament on Gaza. Instead they are reduced to getting expert opinion, one tweet at a time, from Chetan Bhagat. #2014 Gaza conflict #air strikes #diplomacy #Gaza #Hamas #InMyOpinion #Israel #Palestine #sushma swaraj #World

Jul 17, 2014

RIP Archie Andrews: Even India’s love could not save you

Archie Andrews dies this week, taking a bullet to save a gay friend - a heroic end for the freckle-faced redhead. But poor Archie had been long dead in the eyes of the world except perhaps in some corners of India. #Archie Andrews #Archie dies #Betty #InMemoriam #Karan Johar #Ravi Patel #Riverdale High #Veronica