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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

Jul 16, 2014

Vaidik-Saeed meet: Is everyone falling for a big PR stunt?

The entire Ved Pratap Vaidik brouhaha feels like a match made in heaven for bored media, an itchy opposition and a limelight-hungry journalist. #Arnab Goswami #BJP #Hafeez Muhammad Saeed #Hafeez Saeed #Hafiz Saeed #Pakistan #RSS #Ved Pratap Vaidik #World

Jul 15, 2014

Rana Ayyub vs DNA: Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

There is a cautionary tale in the Rana Ayyub vs DNA drama. But chances are it will get drowned in the competing din of Amit Shah loyalists belligerent about what they see as character assassination or Modi-foes who see the death knell for dissent. #Amit Shah #Digital journalism in India #DNA #Freedom of Press #Harini Calamur #Narendra Modi #Rana Ayyub

Jul 9, 2014

Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and Brazil

Once Kolkata was known for its grand passionate rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But this World Cup has seen that passion go international and the city is torn between Brazil and Argentina. But there are limits. #2014 Brazil World Cup #Argentina #Brazil #Chirag Paul #Diego Maradona #football #John Abraham #Lionel Messi #Mohun Bagan #Pele #UrbanPostcard

Jul 7, 2014

Hooch hoodlums and movie stars: Mamata’s ‘bad news’ crisis

Tapas Pal, Trinamool MP might have never met the local hoodlum, with alleged Trinamool ties, accused of dismembering a college student who protested his hooch dens. But Mamata Banerjee should be worried about both. #Bamangachi #hooch #Mamata Banerjee #PoliticsDecoder #Shyamal Karmakar #Sourav Chowdhury #street politics #Tapas Pal #Tapas Paul #TMC #Trinamool #West Bengal

Jul 4, 2014

Earth to Congress: Forget leader of opposition, focus on winning seats

The Congress thinks its entitled to be leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha despite not winning 10 percent of the seats. But if it expects that fight to garner public sympathy it's mistaken. #Congress #Leader of Opposition #Mallikarjun Kharge #Rahul Gandhi #ToWhatEffect

Jul 3, 2014

The Sunanda Pushkar case: Why the conspiracy theories will never die

The Sunanda Pushkar case is a perfect example of how we are nation of conspiracy theories. When the fact-finding institutions are compromised, gossip acquires the gravitas of fact. #Aarushi Talwar #AIIMS #Chandra Levy #ConnectTheDots #Conspiracy theories #Corruption #India #Police #Shashi Tharoor #Subhas Bose #Subramanian Swamy #Sunanda Pushkar

Jul 3, 2014

My name is Barack ‘Hussein’ Obama: US Prez on why Modi ‘concerns’ him

But jokes aside, the fact remains that Obama is very judicious and picky about where to use the Hussein. That’s why, this story, if true, is bound to raise eyebrows. #Barack Hussein Obama #Barack Obama #BJP #Dilma Rouseff #India #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #NSA #US #US Spying #WhyNow