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Sandip Roy

Oct 9, 2014

Clean India is a great goal. But can we change our internal plumbing?

The problem with our cleanliness (or lack thereof) is the assumption that it is always someone else’s job. India is living proof of the fact that cleanliness does not necessarily begin at home. #Bindeshwar Pathak #Clean India Campaign #CriticalPoint #Meghnad Desai #Narendra Modi #Sulabh #Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Oct 8, 2014

Four ticking questions about the Burdwan bomb blasts and why we should be worried

What's Al Qaeda literature in a house in Bengal? What was a stockpile of IEDs and grenades intended for? Who are the two women who locked the doors after the blasts instead of getting dying men to the hospital? The Burdwan bomb blasts raise a host of disturbing questions. #al-Qaida #Burdwan blast #Mamata Banerjee #West Bengal

Oct 8, 2014

Modi’s Clean India tag: Tantrum throwing Cong is childish, not Tharoor

It’s not like Narendra Modi offered Tharoor a cabinet position. He just tagged him along with eight other public figures including Sachin Tendulkar, Priyanka Chopra and Baba Ramdev. It says more about Tharoor’s social media clout and public profile than his stature as a Congress politician. #BJP #Clean India #Clean India Campaign #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Shashi Tharoor #Swachh Bharat #Swachh Bharat campaign #Tharoor

Oct 7, 2014

Haider is not ‘fair’ but that is not a reason to boycott it

A film based on a play famous for the line “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark” cannot come out smelling like roses in Kashmir. #Basharat Peer #BoycottHaider #CultureDecoder #Freedom of Expression #Haider #OnOurMind #Shahid Kapoor #Tabu #Vishal Bhardwaj

Oct 4, 2014

Ambol to Zintac: An A to Z guide to Bengali indigestion after Durga Puja

Eskimos are said to have 50 words for snow. Bengalis have 50 words for different kinds of indigestion. As everyone publishes lists of must-have Bengali delicacies during Durga Puja, here is the must-have guide to Bengali stomach problems. #biryani #CultureDecoder #digestive #Durga Puja #eating out #Indigestion #Kolkata

Oct 3, 2014

Sisters under the skin? Chitra Divakaruni says Zindagi serial rips off her novel

Divakaruni wrote a book about sisters of the heart. Now it seems her novel has an illegitimate sister on television. She says the popular serial Mera Naseeb on Zindagi rips off her story without permission. #Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #IdiotBox #Manish Goswami #Mera Naseeb #Samira Fazal #Sister of My heart #ThatsJustWrong #Zee #Zindagi

Oct 3, 2014

Durga Puja with a difference: Widows of Vrindavan meet the Mother Goddess

Many of the widows of Vrindavan come from Bengal. But many have not seen Durga Puja there in decades. When a group visited Kolkata in the run-up to Durga Puja it was an emotional bittersweet reunion. #Bengal #Bindeshwar Pathak #CultureDecoder #Durga #Durga Puja #Durga Puja in Kolkata #Goddess Durga #Kolkata #Sulabh #Vrindavan #Vrindavan widows #widows

Oct 2, 2014

Gandhi Gram: The village that is a testimonial to the Mahatma’s grit

Mahatma Gandhi had once come to the village of Mewat to convice the Muslims of the village to stay in their homes after the Partition. #Audio #ConnectTheDots #Gandhi Gram #Gandhi Jayanti #Haryana #India #Mahatma Gandhi #Meos #Mewat #Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi #New Delhi #partition

Oct 1, 2014

Prettiest Gita of them all? PM Modi’s khadi covered gift to Obama was extra special

The Gita is turning out to be quite the gift for all seasons when it comes to Narendra Modi and world leaders. Everyone needs a Gita and there’s a Gita for everyone. But are all gift Gitas created equal? #Barack Obama #Bhagavad Gita #Chinese president Xi Jinping #diplomacy #JustSaying #Mahatma Gandhi version of Gita #Narendra Modi #Politics #Shinzo Abe #US #World #WorldBarack Obama

Sep 29, 2014

Narendra Modi at Madison Square: Promises goodies to spoiled NRIs

The audience at Madison Square Garden was eating out of Narendra Modi's hands. But what was interesting was how little the PM asked of them in return. We are a long way from Kennedy's exhortation of ask not what you your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. #AR Rahman #HowThisWorks #India #Kavita Krishanmurthy #Madison Square #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #Politics #Rajdeep Sardesai #World
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