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Sep 29, 2014

Narendra Modi at Madison Square: Promises goodies to spoiled NRIs

The audience at Madison Square Garden was eating out of Narendra Modi's hands. But what was interesting was how little the PM asked of them in return. We are a long way from Kennedy's exhortation of ask not what you your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. #AR Rahman #HowThisWorks #India #Kavita Krishanmurthy #Madison Square #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #Politics #Rajdeep Sardesai #World

Sep 25, 2014

Mangalyaan’s unexpected gift: The glimpse of Isro’s ‘Rocket Women’

Mangalyaan however suddenly propelled to the front pages the faces of unknown women who have given wings to India’s space program. This not wind beneath the wings. They are very much part of the wings. #India's Mars Mission #India's Mars Misson success #India's space research #ISRO #Mangalyaan #Mangalyaan's success #Minal Sampath #Sunita Williams #women scientists

Sep 25, 2014

Not enough toilets? Too much poverty? Why Mangalyaan still matters

The Mangalyaan mission is being hailed as a triumph of thrifty Indian ingenuity but it’s about more than the hashtag #jugaad. #Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle #Inpraiseof #ISRO #Mangalyaan #Mars #Narendra Modi #science #Technology

Sep 23, 2014

Trust is a commodity: What the underbelly of Bengal’s Saradha scam reveals

At its heart there is nothing that new about the Saradha scam. It’s not the first Ponzi scam, nor will it be the last. Bengal itself has seen quite a few including the infamous Sanchayita investment scheme that rocked the state thirty years ago. #Chit Fund #ConnectTheDots #Mamata Banerjee #Nalini Chidambaram #Saradha #Saradha Chit fund #Sudipta Sen

Sep 22, 2014

Dear beta: An open letter to apna Indian US Ambassador Richard Verma

Really, we are so so excited that an Indian is finally the Ambassador to India. See, in our heart you are Indian, beta. Especially if you are an achiever of any kind. #Arun Kumar #Being Indian #India #JustSaying #Nina Davuluri #Nisha Biswal #Obama #rajma chawal #Richard Verma #US

Sep 20, 2014

‘Gau mutra’ to clean underwear: An anxious Hindu parent’s guide against love jihadis

The organization has come up with a handy guide of how to avoid falling into the jihadi "love dragnet". #ConnectTheDots #gaumutra #Hindu Janajagruti Samiti #Love jihad #Maneka Gandhi

Sep 19, 2014

Good old whiskey to ‘Beam me up Scotty': Here’s the hamara Scotland we Indians know and love

Though the referendum rejected independence, the very fact that Scotland was pondering its ties with England means the time has come for us in the ex-Empire to separate our Scots from our Brits. #England #independence vote #PhotosPlay #Robert Bruce #Scotland #Scotland referendum

Sep 18, 2014

BJP lands in Bengal: Can a hundred lotuses bloom?

What Basirhat-on-the-border thinks today, can Bengal think tomorrow? The BJP says Basirhat is its beachhead into Bengal. Trinamool scoffs dream on. #Badal Bhattacharya #Basirhat #BJP in Bengal #Chandan Mitra #Derek O' Brien #Derek O'Brien #Mamata Banerjee #Matua #PoliticalPlay #Samik Bhattacharya #Trinamool Congress

Sep 17, 2014

No Muslims allowed: Forget love jihad, we now have ‘Garba jihad’!

The latest battleground for the so-called "love jihad" are garba halls in Godhra. A Hindu group wants to ban Muslim youth from coming to garba nights and luring Hindu women. #Amit Shah #ConnectTheDots #Garba #Godhra #Love jihad #Narendra Modi #Praveen Togadia #Rajnath Singh #Tavleen Singh #Yogi Adityanath