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Dec 10, 2014

Speedy action in Uber case: The price of raping a middle-class woman

Inevitably questions arise about how such a person could even become an Uber driver. There are way too many “mistakes” on that CV. But the more discomfiting thought is that perhaps the mistake Shiv Kumar Yadav really regrets is the kind of woman he allegedly assaulted on that fateful night – a middle-class Uber-using professional in a finance company in Gurgaon. #16 December Delhi gangrape #Delhi rape #Delhi Uber cab rape #India Middle Class #InMyOpinion #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Shiv Kumar Yadav #Uber #Uber cabs

Dec 10, 2014

No ‘Vande’ chant, no head gear: Why PM Modi’s Srinagar rally was different

Sounds like a Modi-rally following the standard script? But if you looked carefully Srinagar was actually like no other Modi rally #Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Election 2014 #Jammu and Kashmir Election 2014 #Modi rally in Srinagar #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Srinagar

Dec 5, 2014

Bamboos and backsides: Bhadralok ‘horror’ at Mamata is classist and sexist

As a chief minister Mamata Banerjee should watch what she says in public. She should set an example in some kind of political decorum. But her bamboo comments are hardly the nadir of political speech. #Bamboos #Bhadralok #BJP #India #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's bamboo comments #Politics #Telegraph #TMC #West Bengal

Dec 4, 2014

Gauhar Khan gets slapped: Why did this become a secular vs communal debate?

There is really no defence for Akil Malik who decided that Gauhar Khan needed to be slapped because he thought her skirts were too short and “unIslamic”. #Adil Malik #Akil Malik #Bollywood #Gauhar Khan #Gauhar Khan assaulted #Gauhar Khan slap #Gauhar Khan slapped #Hindutva #Islam #moral policing #Moral policing in India #ThatsJustWrong

Dec 4, 2014

Raining on Modi’s PR show: What’s ‘unacceptable’ about Sadhvi’s remark

What is PM Modi really upset by? What his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said? Or its PR fallout? #Giriraj Singh #Narendra Modi #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Nov 28, 2014

India’s visa on arrival a giant leap: Will journalists, Pakistan-born find it easier to visit now?

Getting an Indian visa has been a recipe for headaches. The online form and visa on arrival is going to be a huge boon. The time is right to now tackle some other archaic cast-in-stone rules that run counter to our image as an open democracy. #Bangaldesh #India tourism #journalists #online visa #Visa on arrival

Nov 28, 2014

Maa Saraswati in Bastar missionary schools: VHP plays the big bully

VHP responding to misdeeds of some missionaries by trying to introduce Hindu symbols into a missionary school is a way of flexing muscle. #Bastar #Chhattisgarh #Christianity #goddess #Graham Staines #InMyOpinion #Maa Saraswari #missionary schools #Saraswati #VHP #Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Nov 27, 2014

Coverage of PM Modi at SAARC shows all that’s wrong with TV news

With PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif sharing the same platform at SAARC, the stage was set for some high-octane drama. #Kathmandu #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #Nepal #NewsTracker #SAARC #Saarc Summit #South Asia #Sri Lanka