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Aug 24, 2015

From FTII to Presidency College: Students should be cautious of ‘sympathetic’ politicians

Presidency, Jadavpur, FTII all have different back stories. Even if the basic demands sometimes sound the same – the vice chancellor should resign – the nuances are different. #ConnectTheDots #FTII #FTII arrest #Jadavpur University #Mamata Banerjee #Presidency University #Rahul Gandhi

Aug 20, 2015

Real lesson from Uphaar fire tragedy: Justice delayed reduces the tragedy to just a number

In a world where there’s always a new scandal around the corner, where Saradha passes the baton to Lalitgate and Vyapam, the 1997 tragedy of Uphaar Cinema is a distant memory for most of us. #1997 Uphaar fire case #AMRI fire #Ansal brothers #ConnectTheDots #Gopal Ansal #Saradha scam #Supreme Court #Sushil Ansal

Aug 20, 2015

Suit-boot ki sarkar vs kurta-pajama sarkar: Rahul Gandhi mistakes clothesline for lifeline

Clothes might not make the man but they apparently make the politician. Rahul Gandhi seems to have decided that the way to the revival of the Congress is through its wardrobe. #BJP #Congress #Gandhi family #India #Narendra Modi #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #suit boot ki sarkar

Aug 18, 2015

From MSG to Dubai: PM Modi’s perfect template to inspire some crazy NRI love

Now Narendra Modi has to show that he relishes getting his agenda through parliament as much as he relishes selling it at rallies. #Canada #Dubai #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #NRI #Sydney #UAE

Aug 17, 2015

PM Modi visiting Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque is no ‘conciliatory gesture’ to Indian Muslims

To try and spin Narendra Modi’s visit to Abu Dhabi’s #1 tourist attraction as some sort of conciliatory gesture to Muslims is just plain ridiculous. #Abu Dhabi #Dubai #InMyOpinion #Muslims #Narendra Modi #Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Aug 16, 2015

Against all odds: From the streets of Kolkata to an American college. And back

A an Indian success story albeit with an American touch, the Community College Initiative Program that began in 2007 has seen some 2,300 students, spending a year in American community colleges. This is the story of Ashok Pal, Pratap Kundar and Zeeshan Ali from Kolkata #American Center #ChangeAgent #Community college #Rugby #street children

Aug 16, 2015

Without subtitles: The Sholay test for interracial relationships

By the time the great emotional roller-coaster ride was approaching its explosive end I was drained from my role as the one-man tour guide for 'Sholay'. But it was then that I finally understood the miracle of 'Sholay'. #Amitabh Bachchan #Asrani #Bollywood #Dharmendra #Hema Malini #Inpraiseof #Pather Panchali #Sanjeev Kumar #Sholay

Aug 11, 2015

‘We don’t want to do moral policing’: Modi govt’s bizarre doublespeak on the porn ban

Why did the government wilfully slap egg on its own face and make itself the butt of jokes last week with its porn ban? #child pornography #CriticalPoint #India #Mukul Rohatgi #NDA #PornBan #privacy #Supreme Court