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Jun 17, 2015

Greenpeace sexual harassment scandal: NGOs will pay high price, and rightly so

Stories about sexual harassment and murky shenanigans are not that unusual in the NGO world. And why should they be? These are human failings. #CriticalPoint #Greenpeace #NGOs #Pachauri #Phaneesh Murthy #sexual assault #Sexual harassment #TERI

Jun 13, 2015

#56InchRocks turns into 50 Shades of Red: PM Modi’s Obama moment unravels in Myanmar

PM Modi’s Obama moment in the Myanmar strike seems to be unraveling because those around him were too greedy and too hasty to turn it into a PR-spectacle tailor-made for television. ##56Inch Rocks #India #Indian Army #InMyOpnion #Manipur #Manohar Parrikar #Myanmar #Myanmar strike #Narendra Modi #Niki Sumi #Obama #Pakistan #PM Modi #Rajyavardhan Rathore #S S Khaplang

Jun 11, 2015

Kissa kurta ka: Lesbian ad shows that change is not just handed down by a Supreme Court

If there’s anything we should read into the Anouk ad it’s this – that just because the court is out of step right now, it does not mean the society won’t keep dancing ahead. #Anouk #Balbir Krishan #Deepa Mehta #Gay Matrimonial ad #Kashish Queer Film Festival #lesbian ad #LGBT rights #LGBT rights in India #Myntra #Rajnath Singh #Section 377 #Shaina NC

Jun 11, 2015

It’s Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga Day

The government has gotten itself into a curious yoga posture. It’s an asana known as the Catch-22 asana where they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #International Yoga Day #Narendra Modi #suryanamashkar #sushma swaraj #Yoga

Jun 9, 2015

Let Lord Ram be, building him a museum is demotion of sorts

The government has announced a state-of-the-art hi-tech Ram museum in Ayodhya. Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma sounds rather smug as he tells ET, “Tourism we can develop. We are not saying we are going to make a Ram mandir there.” #Ayodhya #Devdutt Pattanaik #OnOurMind #Ram museum #Ram temple #Ramayana

Jun 9, 2015

The missing Aam Aurat in AAP: Two-finger rape test diktat shows AAP’s gender problem

Fools rush in where experts fear to tread. The AAP government in Delhi seems hell-bent on proving to the world, at large, that it is indeed a party where the aam aurat is missing. #Aaam Aadmi Party #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP government #Arvind Kejriwal #ConnectTheDots #Gender bias #Rape #Somnath Bharti #Two-finger test

Jun 6, 2015

No big fat NRI rally for the PM in Bangladesh? Modi to play it safe

No matter how popular he is among the diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a guest of another government. And he cannot outshine his host. #Bangladesh #Dhaka #Jamaat-e-Islami #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #NRI #Radhika Ramaseshan #Sheikh Hasina

Jun 5, 2015

Cracking the whip on Maggi: In war over food safety, netas are the biggest culprits

The Maggi wars are heating up all over the country. But this is not just about Big Bad Maggi and by getting it off the shelves of our stores (and hauling Madhuri Dixit and Big B to court) we will not all be safer and healthier. #ConnectTheDots #lead in food #Lead in Maggi #lead poisoning #Maggi #Nestle

Jun 4, 2015

Taste bhi, health bhi? Betrayal by Maggi has broken our good Indian hearts

In a socialist India where Coca Cola was forbidden and we wore rip-off Lavis jeans, Maggi in 1983 felt almost like cosmopolitanism in a packet. It was bright, it was perky, it was fast. #Amitabh Bachchan #Bottom of Pyramid #Coca-Cola #Lead in Maggi #Madhuri Dixit #Maggi #Maggi Controversy #Nestle India #Preity Zinta

Jun 3, 2015

Enough of the Uber bashing: Company tried to get it right in the latest Gurgaon incident

Uber again. That’s pretty much been the headline response to the report of an Uber driver accused of trying to kiss his female passenger. #Cabs in India #Delhi Uber cab rape #Eric Alexander #OnOurMind #Uber #women's safety