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Dec 5, 2014

Bamboos and backsides: Bhadralok ‘horror’ at Mamata is classist and sexist

As a chief minister Mamata Banerjee should watch what she says in public. She should set an example in some kind of political decorum. But her bamboo comments are hardly the nadir of political speech. #Bamboos #Bhadralok #BJP #India #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's bamboo comments #Politics #Telegraph #TMC #West Bengal

Dec 4, 2014

Gauhar Khan gets slapped: Why did this become a secular vs communal debate?

There is really no defence for Akil Malik who decided that Gauhar Khan needed to be slapped because he thought her skirts were too short and “unIslamic”. #Adil Malik #Akil Malik #Bollywood #Gauhar Khan #Gauhar Khan assaulted #Gauhar Khan slap #Gauhar Khan slapped #Hindutva #Islam #moral policing #Moral policing in India #ThatsJustWrong

Dec 4, 2014

Raining on Modi’s PR show: What’s ‘unacceptable’ about Sadhvi’s remark

What is PM Modi really upset by? What his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said? Or its PR fallout? #Giriraj Singh #Narendra Modi #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Dec 1, 2014

All hail Amit Shah: Kolkata is the political crowning of PM Modi’s main man

Shah delivered his answer in Kolkata. As he mopped his bald pate in the afternoon sun, he was determined to ensure it was Mamata who was doing the sweating. #Amit Shah #Amit Shah in Kolkata #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #BJP #BJP in Bengal #BJP leaders #Indian Politics #Kolkata #Kolkata rally #Mamata Bannerjee #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Sinha #Trinamool Congress

Nov 28, 2014

India’s visa on arrival a giant leap: Will journalists, Pakistan-born find it easier to visit now?

Getting an Indian visa has been a recipe for headaches. The online form and visa on arrival is going to be a huge boon. The time is right to now tackle some other archaic cast-in-stone rules that run counter to our image as an open democracy. #Bangaldesh #India tourism #journalists #online visa #Visa on arrival

Nov 28, 2014

Maa Saraswati in Bastar missionary schools: VHP plays the big bully

VHP responding to misdeeds of some missionaries by trying to introduce Hindu symbols into a missionary school is a way of flexing muscle. #Bastar #Chhattisgarh #Christianity #goddess #Graham Staines #InMyOpinion #Maa Saraswari #missionary schools #Saraswati #VHP #Vishwa Hindu Parishad

Nov 27, 2014

Coverage of PM Modi at SAARC shows all that’s wrong with TV news

With PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif sharing the same platform at SAARC, the stage was set for some high-octane drama. #Kathmandu #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #Nepal #NewsTracker #SAARC #Saarc Summit #South Asia #Sri Lanka

Nov 26, 2014

Inconveniently yours: Why PM Modi can’t ignore Jashodaben anymore

Narendra Modi does not have to move Jashodaben Modi into 7 Race Course Road or take her on foreign trips. Everyone understands this marriage exists only on paper. But as long as it exists on paper, it forces him to at least respond to her questions. #Jashodaben #Jashodaben files RTI #Jashodaben Modi #Jashodaben security arrangements #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #PM Modi's wife