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Jun 17, 2014

Should ‘rich girls’ not file FIRs? Tavleen Singh’s attack on Preity Zinta

Whether Preity Zinta's complaints against her ex Ness Wadia are true or not is up to the legal system to judge. But to dismiss them as trivial just because she is an actor and wealthy reeks of reverse elitism. #Arundhati Roy #Badaun rapes #Bollywood #Entertainment #India #Ness Wadia #Preity Zinta #Preity Zinta molestation case #Shah Rukh Khan #Tavleen Singh #ThatsJustWrong #Twitter

Jun 14, 2014

A woman alone: The story of India’s forgotten ‘coolie’ women

They were the coolie women whose stories have been largely forgotten. Few know that among the million plus who went as indentured labour from India, a quarter of a million were women. And three quarters them were traveling alone. #Bonded labour #British slave trade #Coolie Woman #Coolie women #Gaiutra Bahadur #Guiana #Indentured workers #Slave trade #TheLongView #Women

Jun 12, 2014

Of junk food and junkets: Is World Cup fever injurious to our health?

When politicians go on junkets to Brazil for the World Cup while footballers don't it means the World Cup fever has gone to our heads. #2014 Brazil World Cup #Brazil #FIFA World Cup 2014 #football #Goa #India #Kolkata #Sports #WC 2014 Features #WOrld Cup fever

Jun 11, 2014

Modi, Kasab in one collage: Is it a punishable offence?

Narendra Modi has been compared with Adolf Hitler before. Is the "Negative Faces" poster more shocking because it actually puts images to words? Or is it because it also includes the likes of Veerappan and Ajmal Kasab? #Adolf Hitler #Ajmal Kasab #Narendra Modi #Negative faces list #Prabhakaran #Veerappan

Jun 11, 2014

Bull in a China shop: Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar is right to be concerned about what caused the Pune techie to be killed by a mob. But by even talking about a social media ban ala China he is confusing the medium for the message. #Ajit Pawar #China #CriticalPoint #facebook #Freedom of Expression #Kapil Sibal #Pune Techie Murder #Section 66A of the IT act #social media #Technology #Twitter

Jun 9, 2014

Slap dash AAP: Kejriwal must get over his thappad problem

Arvind Kejriwal says Yogendra Yadav is like an elder brother who has every right to slap him. But it seems everyone has the right, and ability, to smack Kejriwal. That does not work well for his image as the plucky little tough guy. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #Kejriwal #PoliticsDecoder #Slap #slapped around #thappad #turn another cheek #Yogendra Yadav

Jun 5, 2014

Hindi only please: Why Modi’s new policy isn’t about Bharatiyata

Narendra Modi might become the first Indian prime minister to insist on speaking in Hindi even in diplomatic settings where others have chosen to speak in English. That decision might be a first but it should really be a non-issue. #Atal Behari Vajpayee #Congress #CultureDecoder #Hindi #Indira Gandhi #language #Manmohan Singh #Narendra Modi #SAARC

Jun 4, 2014

The iPad Fallacy: Why there’s nothing modern about Akhilesh

Modernity is hard work requiring blood, sweat and tears not a consumer good. It cannot be bought off Amazon or Flipkart or in a mall. And now as Akhilesh Yadav has shown us it’s clear that the iPad does not make the man. #Akhilesh Yadav #Badaun #Crimes against women #Crimes against women in India #CultureDecoder #Delhi gangrape #Durga Vahini #gangrape #iPad #modern #Modernity #Mulyam Singh #Rape #Samajwadi Party #Uttar Pradesh

Jun 3, 2014

Didi was the real star at KKR party in Eden Gardens

"I can do crowd control better than police,” she quipped though it was not clearly she was entirely joking. Read the names she told the emcee June Maliah who was struggling through the long list of player names. #didi #Eden Gardens #Gautam Gambhir #JustSaying #Kolkata #Kolkata Night Riders #Mamata Banerjee #Shah Rukh Khan #Usha Uttup
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