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Jul 18, 2015

Saving DD Kisan: Farmers need many things but Amitabh Bachchan is not one of them

A source close to Amitabh Bachchan told the media the superstar is “personally very excited and enthusiastic about promoting Kisan”, that is Doordarshan’s new farmers channel, not a jam. #Amitabh Bachchan #CriticalPoint #DD Kisan #Farmer suicides #Farmers in India #Indian farmers #Narendra Modi

Jul 16, 2015

Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood’s gay kiss of death

There’s enough substantiated, in-your-face overt homophobia out there in society to not need an article that connects dots at will to cook up the big gay scare. #Bombay Talkies #homophobia #InMyOpinion #LGBT #My Brother...Nikhil #Rahul Bose #Randeep Hooda #Sanjay Suri

Jul 16, 2015

The Rajiv Malhotra debate: Sorry, plagiarism is not the vice of only those we dislike

By that same token, arguments about plagiarism leveled at Rajiv Malhotra should be treated as just that – allegations of plagiarism. #Amartya Sen #CriticalPoint #Fareed Zakaria #Jadgish Bhagwati #Plagiarism #Rajiv Malhotra #Richard Fox Young #Wendy Doniger

Jul 15, 2015

Beware the sexy BJP slogan: Decoding the new ETA for Modi govt’s acche din

Achhe din is facing that fate right now. The BJP can only console itself that at least it proves, if nothing else, they had come up with a catchy tagline that it still continues to be headline material. #Acche Din #Acche Din Aanewale Hain #Advertising #Narendra Modi #Rahul Gandhi

Jul 9, 2015

The Return of the Native: The extraordinary life and times of Shashi Tharoor

To map the long and winding road of Shashi Tharoor, from a young boy in Mumbai to UNHCR chief to a new life in new India as the two-time (and counting) MP from Thiruvananthapuram, played out in blaring headlines, is no less an extraordinary tale; the great Indian story of a different kind of survivor. #Firstpost Salon #India #Shashi Tharoor #The Elephant #The Tiger and the Cellphone

Jul 9, 2015

Flogging Jana Gana Mana: How Kalyan Singh dishonours history in the name of patriotism

Kalyan Singh used his bully pulpit as the Governor of Rajasthan to demand that Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He be replaced by Jana Gana Mana Mangala Jaya #Babri Masjid #BJP #ConnectTheDots #jana gana mana #Kalyan Singh #Rabindranath Tagore #Rajasthan governor #Sadananda Gowda #ThatsJustWrong

Jul 8, 2015

Exposed by Vyapam scam deaths: Like other netas, Chouhan shows no empathy

In Vyapam each victim, by contrast, finds their death dismissed, diminished, swatted away as irrelevant. For the opposition it’s a political football. For the government it’s more a liability than a casualty.And a Prime Minister happy to comment on everything else under the sun fails the empathy test as well by his silence here. Vyapam is not merely a Madhya Pradesh story anymore than the US massacre was just a South Carolina story. #Akhilesh Yadav #Barack Obama #CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan #Mamata Banerjee #Sheila Dikshit #Vyapam scam