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May 30, 2015

Ban on student body that criticised PM Modi by IIT Madras is a national shame

The headline reads "IIT-Madras bans student group for criticizing PM Modi, his policies." Girindra Mukerjee feels like a distant dream. #HRD Ministry #iit madras #Modi government #Narendra Modi #OnOurMind #Sivakumar Srinivasan #ThatsJustWrong

May 28, 2015

Rijiju gets it wrong on beef row: His smackdown of Naqvi is no reason for Indians to celebrate

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju socked one to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi. Reacting to the Maharashtra beef ban Naqvi had advised those who are “dying without eating beef” to go to Pakistan or the Arab countries or any part of the world where it is available. #Arunachal Pradesh #Ban on beef in Maharashtra #beef ban #BJP #Goa #Kiren Rijiju #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #north eastern states #OnOurMind

May 26, 2015

A special first anniversary video tribute: Happy Achhey Din to you, PM Modi

At Firstpost, we evaluate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in power. #BJP #Government #India #Narendra Modi #NDA #PoliticsDecoder

May 26, 2015

Promoting Hindutva ideology? Modi’s Mathura rally is a step towards a larger goal

By making the trip to Mathura, Narendra Modi is not just paying his respects to Deen Dayal Upadhyay as he is perfectly entitled to do, but also signaling one more step in a far more ambitious project of setting the new ideological normal. #Akbar the Great #Deen Dayal Upadhyay #Hindutva #Maharana Pratap #Mathura #Narendra Modi #Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay #OneYearofModi #PoliticalPlay #RSS

May 21, 2015

Forget food park, what Amethi really misses is its VVIP MP Rahul Gandhi

Rahul does not grasp that the problem with Amethi is that it’s no longer the dot of a village that the Gandhis put on the map. Now that it’s on the map, Amethi wants more from its MP #Amethi #Amethi food park #Food park #Harsimrat Kaur Badal #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Smriti Irani #Uttar Pradesh

May 21, 2015

#NotIndiasPride: India is way bigger than the UPA and PM Modi is not its Moses

Most of his missteps have been made abroad. Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri once commented how her parents would seem to grow in size and confidence when they set foot in India and shrink to more colourless selves back in the US. Narendra Modi, curiously, appears to swell in size every time he sets foot on foreign soil. That’s when he really feels the force is with him. ##ModiIndiasPride ##ModiInsultsIndia #Modi in Seoul #Narendra Modi #NotIndiasPride #Raghuram Rajan #Seoul

May 20, 2015

The rapist who never was: Let’s not forget the man who destroyed Aruna Shanbaug’s life

Wonder what photograph is missing in all the coverage of Aruna Shanbaug's death? That of the man who raped her. He is a free man now. And more to the point, he was never charged with sexual assault. #Aruna Shanbaug #CriticalPoint #Pinky Virani #sexual assault #Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki #ThatsJustWrong

May 18, 2015

Kejriwal’s daughter ‘stings’ a babu: Sorry Mr CM, this is no aam aadmi victory

His daughter went to get her learner’s license. Kejriwal says, “I could have called the department and officers could have made it for me.” #AAP's anti-corruption helpline #Arvind Kejriwal #ConnectTheDots #Corruption #Delhi government #driver's license #Kejriwal's daughter

May 13, 2015

Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in Pakistan: 5 shocking claims in Seymour Hersh’s expose

Much of Seymour Hersh’s extensive London Review of Books exposé of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 merely reiterates what common sense had argued all along. #Abbottabad #Al-Qaeda #Barack Obama #ConnectTheDots #Killing Osama bin Laden #Obama #Osama bin Laden #Seymour Hersh

May 11, 2015

Modi-Didi love fest: BJP state unit becomes the sacrificial lamb in West Bengal ‘saudagiri’

They had to smile politely through gritted teeth and applaud as their bête noire Mamata Banerjee and their hero Narendra Modi put on a grand show of public bonhomie and broke bread privately together. #Amit Shah #Babul Supriyo #BJP #Mamata Banerjee #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi in Bengal #PoliticalPlay #Rahul Sinha #West Bengal