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Mar 5, 2015

What will people say: Why India is up in arms over the Dec 16 BBC documentary

India’s Daughter is doing something that Indians fear. It’s washing our dirty laundry in public. India’s Daughter might as well have been called India’s Shame. #BBC #BCC documentary on rape #December 16 gangrape #India's Daughter #Leslee Udwin #Nirbhaya #Rape in India #Sexual violence in India

Mar 4, 2015

BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape: Why outrage? Mukesh Singh’s excuses are hardly unique

Our outrage becomes a way to blind ourselves to the larger outrage of a culture and society that is quick to blame the victim for what she wore, what she ate, and when she went out. Singh might be unrepentant but at least he is paying for his crimes. The rest of us so cavalier about blaming the victim for bringing it on themselves escape unscathed. #16 December #BBC #December 16 gangrape #Delhi rape #Mukesh Singh #Rape #Rape in India #Rapist #Sexual violence in India

Mar 3, 2015

What censor board members want: Slash Haider, no films for adults, only ‘family’ films

Thanks to the Indian Express we now know what the current avatars on the Censor Board think about art, freedom of expression and culture. And to be honest we would rather have remained in the dark. #Bollywood #CBFC #Censor Board #Central Board of Film Certification #George Baker #Haider #Indian films #Pahlaj Nihalani

Feb 27, 2015

More yawn than firestorm: Essar ‘scandal’ is hardly a Radiagate

But more than anything else the current reaction to the Essar scam shows us how inured we have become to scams. #BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari #Digvijaya Singh #Essar #Essargate #HowThisWorks #India #Indian Express #Niira Radia #Politics

Feb 26, 2015

The great Rahul Gandhi leave: Five questions to help him ‘reflect’ on the future of Congress

It’s not difficult to see what ails the Congress. It’s just surprising Rahul needs to go away for a few weeks to see the writing on the wall that has been staring at him in the face election after election. #Congress #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Narendra Modi #Politics #Priyanka Gandhi #Rahul Gandhi #sabbatical #UPA

Feb 23, 2015

Who will arrest the police? Don’t just blame the beedi baron for the security guard’s death

The story of Adakkaparambil Muhammad Nisham has all the elements we are used to. The rich spoiled tycoon used to getting away with everything perhaps even murder is almost a standard trope these days. But it’s shocking even in a country where life, especially of the poor, routinely feels cheap. #Asaram Bapu #Chandrabose #Jessica Lal #Kerala #Mohammed Nisham #NewsTracker #ThatsJustWrong

Feb 19, 2015

PM Modi’s suit fetches Rs 1.25 cr: But will charity wash away the vanity?

It’s commendable that Modi's pinstriped suit is not going to just hang in some closet, no longer used though not forgotten. India might be a little cleaner thanks to it but just because it now has a new charitable avatar does not mean it wipes the slate clean of its original vanity. That remains written all over it. #bandhgala #Charity #Ganga #InMyOpinion #Modi #Narendra Modi #pinstriped suit #vanity

Feb 19, 2015

Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor’s apology shouldn’t whitewash US bigotry

It’s no trifling matter that Alabama governor Robert Bentley has apologised to India for the way his police treated Sureshbhai Patel when they threw him onto the ground and left him paralysed. #Alabama #Alabama Governor #Alabama Police #Indian man beaten up #Sureshbhai Patel #Sureshbhai Patel attacked #ToTheContrary #United States #US

Feb 17, 2015

Kejriwal borrowed tips from bête noire Modi : The two are soul brothers under the skin

The Muffler Man and the ten-lakh-rupee suit might be cut from very different cloth but their styles of functioning are starting to look eerily similar. #Amit Shah #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Mann Ki Baat #Narendra Modi #Politics #Yogendra Yadav
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