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Jul 28, 2015

Remembering Kalam: Greatly beloved, but he maybe missed being truly great

One of the reasons that Kalam’s appeal cut across class and creed was the man radiated a sort of innate gentleness. #Abdul Kalam #APJ Abdul Kalam #Inpraiseof #NewsTracker #President #Tribute

Jul 28, 2015

Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Salman Khan is hardly the poster boy for any miscarriage of justice issue. But in the end all he did was express an opinion. #Bollywood #Ek Tha Tiger #Freedom of Expression #In My Opinion #Salim Khan #Salman Khan #Tiger Memon #Yaqub Memon

Jul 24, 2015

Everyone hates the British: How Tharoor’s suave Oxford speech united a polarised India

MP Shashi Tharoor’s video of a speech at an Oxford Union Society debate arguing that Britain owes reparations has gone viral, embraced on all sides of the political spectrum, earning Tharoor a nod from Modi-ji himself. (Though his party chief Sonia Gandhi is apparently miffed with him for not approving of the Congress’ gung-ho obstruction strategy in parliament.) #BJP #British rule #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Independence #Oxford #Shashi Tharoor

Jul 24, 2015

‘Sau khoon maaf': Mr Mulayam Singh, Sushma Swaraj is no damsel in distress

Swaraj has a long and distinguished career in politics, from being the youngest chief minister ever in the country to Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha and currently India’s Minister of External Affairs. #Abhijit Mukherjee #CriticalPoint #Giriraj Singh #Mamata Banerjee #Mulayam Singh Yadav #sexism #sushma swaraj #ThatsJustWrong

Jul 23, 2015

Two wrongs don’t make a right: Sushma Swaraj’s counter-attack only weakens her case

The problem is the indignant Sushma Swaraj does not realize that 'people who live in glass houses should not throw stones' applies equally to her. #BJP #Congress #HowThisWorks #Lalit Modi #Santosh Bagrodia #sushma swaraj

Jul 22, 2015

Pick symbols of national pride carefully: What (mis)adventures of Khobragade has taught India

Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat, who in 2013 became the symbol of all that was wrong with a weak-kneed UPA government unable to stand up to the American bully. #ConnectTheDots #Devyani Khobragade #Indian diplomat #Narendra Modi #Preet Bharara #Rajnath Singh

Jul 20, 2015

Rajiv Malhotra plagiarism row: It’s about cultural intimidation, not freedom of speech

It’s no secret there are plenty of those derided as “aadarsh liberals” who are not unhappy about Rajiv Malhotra’s latest tribulations. #Doris Kearns Goodwin #Freedom of Speech #Harper Collins #Plagiarism #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger