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Sep 11, 2015

Lessons from the Saudi diplomat case: Should working for envoys come with a ‘slave’ warning?

A Saudi diplomat in India, the First Secretary at the Embassy, is on his way out of the country with his family. The two maids allege that for months they have been treated as sex slaves, passed around by the diplomat to his friends, beaten and sometimes not given food. #Devyani Khobragade #India #InMyOpinion #Modern slavery #Nepal #rape charges #Saudi Arabia #Saudi Diplomat #trafficking #Vienna Convention

Sep 9, 2015

The curious case of Rakesh Maria: How the Maharashtra govt shot itself in the foot

In the middle of the Indrani Mukerjea mystery we now have the Rakesh Maria mystery. Why was Rakesh Maria booted upstairs? Why was he promoted right now? #ConnectTheDots #Devendra Fadnavis #Indrani Mukerjea #Maharashtra government #Peter Mukerjea #Rakesh Maria #Sheena Bora

Sep 9, 2015

I’m fasting but you can’t eat meat: Why should BMC impose one religion’s practice on others?

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned of animal slaughter and sale of meat for four days this month during the Jain fasting period of Paryushan. That comes on the heels of the 8-day ban by the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation. #animal slaughter #BJP #BMC #HowThisWorks #Jain #Jain fasting season #Maharashtra #Meat ban #Mumbai #Muslims in India #Paryushan #Religion #Shiv Sena

Sep 8, 2015

Chasing Sanjeev Khanna: Media coverage of Sheena Bora case has gone from irresponsible to ridiculous

When the media reported every unverified incest rumour swirling around the Sheena Bora murder case, that was irresponsible. Now as it reports on itself acting out its Byomkesh Bakshi fantasies it becomes plain ridiculous. #ConnectTheDots #Flight #Indrani Mukerjea #Sanjeev Khanna #Sheena Bora #Sheena Bora murder case

Sep 4, 2015

Misplaced morality: If Aylan Kurdi’s lifeless picture is violation, what is the Sheena Bora case?

The body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying face down on the Turkish beach has indeed made the war in Syria real to many of us. What TOI did not mention is that it also finally made a dent in our own wall-to-wall banner headline coverage of the Indrani Mukerjea celebrity crime story. #2011 Syrian Revolution #Aylan Kurdi #Europe #InMyOpinion #photos #Syria #Syrian refugees

Sep 4, 2015

Lot of juice in rosogolla wars: Mamata rushes to get GI tagging to beat Naveen

It is possible that Mamata Banerjee has just found her sweet spot. Even as West Bengal readies for elections in 2016, Didi could have stumbled on the one issue that could bring her fractious flock together from Darjeeling to Jangal Mahal in common indignation. #ConnectTheDots #Mamata Banerjee #Naveen Patnaik #Odisha #Rasagola #Rasagulla

Sep 3, 2015

Arnab’s nation wants to know, but should media run ahead of police in Sheena Bora case?

The man purported to be the biological father of Sheena and Mikhail Bora has been tracked down by our intrepid media. He has been all over our television screens. #Arnab Goswami #Indrani Mukerjea #NewsTracker #Peter Mukerjea #Sheena Bora #Siddhartha Das #ThatsJustWrong

Sep 1, 2015

Goa is safe from moral cop Pramod Muthalik, but why should Mangalore, or the rest of us, suffer him?

The Supreme Court told Pramod Muthalik of the Sri Ram Sene “What do you think? You can beat up women and others in the name of moral policing?” #CriticalPoint #moral policing #Pramod Muthalik #Rakesh Maria #Shri Ram Sene #Supreme Court

Sep 1, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission’s proposal no lasting solution

The Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the “rarest of rare” cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the “rarest of rare” bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily. #Capital punishment #ConnectTheDots #Death Penalty #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Law Commission #rarest of rare case. law commission #Yakub Memon

Sep 1, 2015

The invisible accused: Indrani Mukerjea’s driver is facing the worst punishment

Shamwar Pinturam Rai was Indrani Mukerjea’s former driver and allegedly an accomplice in dumping her body. In a story studded with an Alpha cast he is the bit player who is usually referred to by his job description - the driver. It's another matter that it was his arrest that opened up the entire long-buried can of worms. #Aravind Adiga #HowThisWorks #Indrani Mukerjea #Murder Case #Peter Mukerjea #Shamwar Rai #Sheena Bora #Sheena Bora murder case