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Sandip Roy

Dec 11, 2014

No offence to Bhagvad Gita, but we already have a national testament

Given that track record will our leaders declare a “national book”, like the Gita, so they can then proceed to desecrate its very principles with impunity? #Bhagvad Gita #ConnectTheDots #Constitution of India #Democracy #Holy Books #Leila Seth #Mamata Banerjee #national book #religious rights #Shashi Tharoor #sushma swaraj

Dec 10, 2014

Speedy action in Uber case: The price of raping a middle-class woman

Inevitably questions arise about how such a person could even become an Uber driver. There are way too many “mistakes” on that CV. But the more discomfiting thought is that perhaps the mistake Shiv Kumar Yadav really regrets is the kind of woman he allegedly assaulted on that fateful night – a middle-class Uber-using professional in a finance company in Gurgaon. #16 December Delhi gangrape #Delhi rape #Delhi Uber cab rape #India Middle Class #InMyOpinion #Mulayam Singh Yadav #Shiv Kumar Yadav #Uber #Uber cabs

Dec 10, 2014

No ‘Vande’ chant, no head gear: Why PM Modi’s Srinagar rally was different

Sounds like a Modi-rally following the standard script? But if you looked carefully Srinagar was actually like no other Modi rally #Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Election 2014 #Jammu and Kashmir Election 2014 #Modi rally in Srinagar #Narendra Modi #PoliticsDecoder #Srinagar

Dec 5, 2014

Bamboos and backsides: Bhadralok ‘horror’ at Mamata is classist and sexist

As a chief minister Mamata Banerjee should watch what she says in public. She should set an example in some kind of political decorum. But her bamboo comments are hardly the nadir of political speech. #Bamboos #Bhadralok #BJP #India #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's bamboo comments #Politics #Telegraph #TMC #West Bengal

Dec 4, 2014

Gauhar Khan gets slapped: Why did this become a secular vs communal debate?

There is really no defence for Akil Malik who decided that Gauhar Khan needed to be slapped because he thought her skirts were too short and “unIslamic”. #Adil Malik #Akil Malik #Bollywood #Gauhar Khan #Gauhar Khan assaulted #Gauhar Khan slap #Gauhar Khan slapped #Hindutva #Islam #moral policing #Moral policing in India #ThatsJustWrong

Dec 4, 2014

Raining on Modi’s PR show: What’s ‘unacceptable’ about Sadhvi’s remark

What is PM Modi really upset by? What his minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said? Or its PR fallout? #Giriraj Singh #Narendra Modi #Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

Nov 28, 2014

India’s visa on arrival a giant leap: Will journalists, Pakistan-born find it easier to visit now?

Getting an Indian visa has been a recipe for headaches. The online form and visa on arrival is going to be a huge boon. The time is right to now tackle some other archaic cast-in-stone rules that run counter to our image as an open democracy. #Bangaldesh #India tourism #journalists #online visa #Visa on arrival