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Sandip Roy

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

Jan 15, 2015

Don’t mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP’s move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

The Oxford University Press has apparently told its writers not to mention pigs, pork or sausages in any of its work in case it offends Jews and Muslims. #A K Ramanujan #Charlie Hebdo attacks #Jews #Muslims #OUP #Oxford University Press #Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts in Translation #VHP

Jan 14, 2015

The Way Things Were: Aatish Taseer bares the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi

The Way Things Were, not coincidentally, is the title of Aatish Taseer’s new novel which has been described as many things – an intimate portrait of a marriage, a panoramic vision of India’s half-century, an interrogation into how Indians view India. #Aatish Taseer #Book #Firstpost Salon #Gandhi #Indian elections #indians #Lutyens Delhi #Nehru #Novel #Politics #salon #The Way Things Were

Jan 13, 2015

Yoga, cocaine and cycling: Dear Goa minister Tawadkar, here are 7 ways to cure gays

Tawadkar has ideas on how to make those pesky gays normal as well. Sports activities. An Alcoholics Anonymous style centre because after all as Baba Ramdev once told us being gay is an “addiction”. Medicines. #Baba Ramdev #curing homosexuality #Gay #gay cures #Goa #Homosexuality #Ramesh Tawadkar #ThatsJustWrong #Yoga

Jan 12, 2015

A scientific guide to falling in love on command (or why Auntyji is right, after all)

It's all about writer Mandy Len Catron’s reenactment of psychologist Arthur Aron’s experiment in making two strangers fall in love in a laboratory. #Arranged marriages #ArrangedAndMarriage #Arthur Aron #Falling in Love #JustSaying #love #LoveAndMarriage