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Oct 18, 2014

Despite playing victim, PM Modi knows how to use the media to his advantage

While Modi likes to play victim by media, he actually plays the media with a canniness rare among modern Indian politicians. Mamata berates the media. Jayalalithaa ignores it. Rahul confuses it. But Modi understands new media, 24x7 media, the power of the visual image like few politicians do. #ConnectTheDots #Manmohan Singh #Media #Modi #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi #Swachh Bharay Abhiyan #TV shows #victim

Oct 17, 2014

The 1.8 crore question: Is Mamata Banerjee India’s most underrated artist?

Move over Dadaism. In Bengal it's the age of Didi-ism. As the CBI probes whether or not someone paid Rs 1.8 crore for Mamata Banerjee's art, the time has come to look at the career of India's most underrated amateur painter. #CultureDecoder #Mamata #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata Banerjee painting #Mamata Banerjee paintings #Mamata paintings #Saradha #TMC #Trinamool #Trinamool Congress

Oct 15, 2014

The moral of Meerut: Love makes a fool of all, even a jihad-obsessed BJP

Society has drawn those sexual lakshmanrekhas, and young lovers have willfully crossed them since time immemorial. True love, as de Rougemont observes, would not exist without its obstacles. It is, in fact, forged by obstacles. #BJP #honour killings #HowThisWorks #India #Lakshmanrekha #Love jihad #Meerut #Meerut love jihad case #Neha Dixit #Saif Ali Khan #Saifeena #Tara Shadeo

Oct 14, 2014

Mr Foreign Hand: Kailash Satyarthi now gets bashed for Nobel Peace Prize

Modi himself met with Nobel Peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi, said the entire nation was proud of his “momentous achievement.” But others were less gracious. ##KailashSatyarthi #child rights activist #Kailash Satyarthi #Madhu Kishwar #Malala Yousafzai #Nobel Peace Prize #Twitterati #WhyNow

Oct 13, 2014

Putting fatafati into football: ISL tries to out-wow IPL

While the entertainment is tamasha, its slickness is part of the package, the image makeover for Indian football. It wants to put the fatafati into fatafati football. #Atletico de Kolkata #football #Indian Super League 2014 #IPL #ISL #ISL 2014 #Luis Garcia #Mamata Banerjee #Mumbai City FC #Nita Ambani #Priyanka Chopra #Ranbir Kapoor #Sourav Ganguly

Oct 11, 2014

Poor Satya Nadella! His recent gaffe shows Karma hurts

Let’s give this to Nadella. As soon as he realized the foot was well and truly in the mouth, he apologized unconditionally. #Equal Pay #Feminism #JustSaying #Microsoft #Satya Nadella #sexism #Women

Oct 11, 2014

Why the Nobel Peace Prize is a red-faced moment for Pakistan and India

Even as we puff up with pride about the joint Indo-Pak Nobel we have to admit that this award is rather embarrassing on both sides of the border albeit for different reasons. ##KailashSatyarthi #India #InMyOpinion #Kailash Satyarthi #Malala Yousafzai #Nobel #Nobel Peace Prize #Pakistan

Oct 9, 2014

Clean India is a great goal. But can we change our internal plumbing?

The problem with our cleanliness (or lack thereof) is the assumption that it is always someone else’s job. India is living proof of the fact that cleanliness does not necessarily begin at home. #Bindeshwar Pathak #Clean India Campaign #CriticalPoint #Meghnad Desai #Narendra Modi #Sulabh #Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Oct 8, 2014

Four ticking questions about the Burdwan bomb blasts and why we should be worried

What's Al Qaeda literature in a house in Bengal? What was a stockpile of IEDs and grenades intended for? Who are the two women who locked the doors after the blasts instead of getting dying men to the hospital? The Burdwan bomb blasts raise a host of disturbing questions. #al-Qaida #Burdwan blast #Mamata Banerjee #West Bengal

Oct 8, 2014

Modi’s Clean India tag: Tantrum throwing Cong is childish, not Tharoor

It’s not like Narendra Modi offered Tharoor a cabinet position. He just tagged him along with eight other public figures including Sachin Tendulkar, Priyanka Chopra and Baba Ramdev. It says more about Tharoor’s social media clout and public profile than his stature as a Congress politician. #BJP #Clean India #Clean India Campaign #Congress #Narendra Modi #PoliticalPlay #Shashi Tharoor #Swachh Bharat #Swachh Bharat campaign #Tharoor