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Apr 26, 2014

Look, I voted: Voter selfie wave trumps Modi tsunami

The act of voting used to end inside the booth. Now it's not complete until the voter selfie has been tweeted out to the world. It's a voter selfie tsunami on our social media timelines with our celebrities leading the charge. #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #Amitabh Bachchan #Indelible ink #India #JustSaying #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Politics #Preity Zinta #Sachin Tendulkar #Selfie #Shah Rukh Khan #voter mark #Voter Selfie

Apr 25, 2014

Ghost of Saradha chit fund scam still haunts Mamata in Bengal

Mamata's problem is that during her years as opposition, she had been demanding a CBI probe when it suited her needs, and when she wanted to put the Left Front government in the dock. Now the tables have turned. #BJP #CBI investigation #Congress #CPI(M) #Enforcement Directorate #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Mukul Roy #Narendra Modi #Odisha #Politics #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi #Saradha Chit fund scam #TMC #Trinamool Congress

Apr 24, 2014

The miracle of voting: In elections in India, size matters

Sandip Roy speaks to Mukulika Banerjee about what elections mean to India — and the real miracle in it. #Elections2014 #India #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #NumberCruncher #Podcast #Politics #Voting

Apr 23, 2014

Shazia Ilmi’s ‘communal’ remark isn’t hate speech, it’s just stupid

Shazia Ilmi meant to say something and said pretty much the opposite. She does not understand in a heated election cycle a savvy politician should never ever play sarcastic semantic games with words like “communal” and “secular”. #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Communal #hate speech #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #PoliticsDecoder #secular #Shazia Ilmi

Apr 22, 2014

In Kolkata, the sandesh wears party colours

Kolkata's sandesh have jumped into the electoral fray. As Trinamool, CPM, BJP and Congress battle it out on the campaign trail for the hearts and minds of voters, their sandesh counterparts are engaged in a proxy battle for the city's sweet tooth. #Balaram and Radharaman Mullick #BJP #Congress #food #Kolkata #Sandesh #Sweets #TMC #West Bengal

Apr 21, 2014

Giriraj, Togadia et al: Narendra Modi’s excess baggage

The BJP might want to say Singh is just a storm in an election teacup but it proves that in 2014 you do not need a rerun of Gujarat 2002 as some of Modi’s foes are warning us against. #ConnectTheDots #Giriraj Singh #Hate #Hindus #India #Muslims #Narendra Modi #Politics #right-wing politics #Subramanian Swamy

Apr 21, 2014

B for Baith jao, V for Vande Vande: A-Z guide to Campaign 2014

Got a touch of election fever yet? Head spinning? Losing your bearings? Don't worry. Here's our handy ABC guide to the campaign trail. #Arvind Kejriwal #campaign #campaign trail #Elections 2014 #Kejriwal #Lok Sabha #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Lok Sabha polls 2014 #Modi #Sonia Gandhi

Apr 18, 2014

Graham Staines to Gulbarg Society: What Modi doesn’t know

The whole BJP campaign has focused on Narendra Modi as the Man Who Knows It All. That’s the gist of what Rahul Gandhi alleged when the BJP’s manifesto was missing in action. The Man was the Manifesto. So what was the point of poring over Murli Manohar Joshi’s fine print. Modi has all the answers. Modi knows all. #BJP #Christian Missionaries #Congress #Graham Staines #Gulbarg Massacre #Gulbarg Society #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Manoj Mitta #Modi #Narendra Modi

Apr 17, 2014

Why the #BollywoodSplit over Modi is just dialogue baazi

It is silly of us to hyperventilate about a recent open letter as #BollywoodSplit because Bollywood is never really split. It’s firmly on the side of the powerful. #Anand Patwardhan #Bal Thackeray #BJP #BollywoodSplit #BuzzPatrol #Imtiaz Ali #Mahesh Bhatt #Narendra Modi #Vishal Bhardwaj

Apr 16, 2014

It’s not all about Section 377: Giving the SC transgender ruling its due

The Supreme Court ruling on transgenders as a third gender is revolutionary for India. But not just because of what it might mean or not mean for Section 377. #Kalki Subramanian #LGBT #OnOurMind #SC recognition for transgenders #Sec 377 #Section 377 #Third gender #Transgender #Transgender activist #transgenders in India