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Jul 25, 2014

The sounds of silence: When PM Narendra Modi becomes ‘Maunmohan’ 2

Manmohan Singh's silence was legendary. But Narendra Modi, a compulsive communicator on the campaign trail, now seems to be following in Dr. Singh's footsteps. Except his silence is more selective that Singh's. #BJP #BJP lok Sabha poll campaign #Chapatti-gate #Congress #ConnectTheDots #Dr Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #Pune Techie Murder #Sania Mirza controversy

Jul 24, 2014

From ridiculous to deranged: Check out Shiv Sena’s excuses for its roti rage

Sometimes a chapati is not just a chappati. It's an attempt to muzzle the Hindutva lion Shiv Sena. And sometimes a goonda is not being communal. He is just being a goonda. The chapatti mystery shows that truth can take many shapes. #Anandrao Adsul #BJP #chapati #chapatti #ConnectTheDots #force-feed #Maharashtra Bhavan #Maharashtra Sadan #Muslim #Najma Heptullah #Rajan Vichare #Roti rage #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray

Jul 22, 2014

The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict: Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In this day and age it is impossible to say that someone who is smoking is unaware of the damage they are doing to their lungs. #Cigarettes #Dr harsh Vardhan #Health #Mamata Banerjee #RJ Reynolds #Second hand smoke #tax on cigarettes #ToTheContrary

Jul 17, 2014

Why Sushma Swaraj is wrong: Parliament should discuss Gaza

Indians should hear from Sushma Swaraj in parliament on Gaza. Instead they are reduced to getting expert opinion, one tweet at a time, from Chetan Bhagat. #2014 Gaza conflict #air strikes #diplomacy #Gaza #Hamas #InMyOpinion #Israel #Palestine #sushma swaraj #World

Jul 17, 2014

RIP Archie Andrews: Even India’s love could not save you

Archie Andrews dies this week, taking a bullet to save a gay friend - a heroic end for the freckle-faced redhead. But poor Archie had been long dead in the eyes of the world except perhaps in some corners of India. #Archie Andrews #Archie dies #Betty #InMemoriam #Karan Johar #Ravi Patel #Riverdale High #Veronica

Jul 16, 2014

Vaidik-Saeed meet: Is everyone falling for a big PR stunt?

The entire Ved Pratap Vaidik brouhaha feels like a match made in heaven for bored media, an itchy opposition and a limelight-hungry journalist. #Arnab Goswami #BJP #Hafeez Muhammad Saeed #Hafeez Saeed #Hafiz Saeed #Pakistan #RSS #Ved Pratap Vaidik #World

Jul 15, 2014

Rana Ayyub vs DNA: Understanding the new rules of digital journalism

There is a cautionary tale in the Rana Ayyub vs DNA drama. But chances are it will get drowned in the competing din of Amit Shah loyalists belligerent about what they see as character assassination or Modi-foes who see the death knell for dissent. #Amit Shah #Digital journalism in India #DNA #Freedom of Press #Harini Calamur #Narendra Modi #Rana Ayyub

Jul 9, 2014

Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and Brazil

Once Kolkata was known for its grand passionate rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But this World Cup has seen that passion go international and the city is torn between Brazil and Argentina. But there are limits. #2014 Brazil World Cup #Argentina #Brazil #Chirag Paul #Diego Maradona #football #John Abraham #Lionel Messi #Mohun Bagan #Pele #UrbanPostcard