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Sandip Roy

Jun 26, 2015

A straightforward admission: How Rahul Gandhi can free Congress from the taint of Emergency

What matters far more is what the Congress leaders today, and that means Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, think about the Emergency. A straightforward admission of a mistake by the descendants of the long-dead Indira would liberate the rest of the party whose tongues are tied because speaking up against the Emergency would be tantamount to speaking up against its demi gods. #Congress #Emergency #India #Indira Gandhi #InMyOpinion #Politics #Rahul Gandhi #Sonia Gandhi

Jun 25, 2015

Believe it or not, Lalit Modi’s the best thing to have happened to politics in India

Even if no high-placed heads roll, after Lalit-gate blows over, will the political bigwigs think twice next time before granting a favour – whether it’s a coal block, a sweetheart land deal or a no-objection certificate for a visa – to the BFF du jour? #Arun Jaitley #InMyOpinion #Lalit Modi #Lalitgate #Narendra Modi #Samanth Subramanian #sushma swaraj

Jun 24, 2015

The real tragedy of Kolkata’s horror house on Robinson street: India’s clueless on how to deal with mental illness

When news first broke, that a 77-year-old man had burned himself to death in central Kolkata, and his son had been found living with what appeared to be the skeletons of his sister and two dogs, it spurred shock which quickly morphed into an orgy of voyeurism. #CultureDecoder #Debjani #India #Kolkata #Mental health #Partho De #Robinson Street #Selfie

Jun 23, 2015

BJP rains on its own Yoga Day: Ram Madhav assumes double-delete asana on Ansari

Ram Madhav first tweeted whether the tax-payer funded Rajya Sabha TV decided to “blackout” Yoga Day. And whether Vice President Hamid Ansari gave the jamboree a miss, even though the President showed up for it. #ConnectTheDots #Hamid Ansari #International Yoga Day #Narendra Modi #Ram Madhav #Swapan Dasgupta

Jun 18, 2015

Congress seeks Raje, Swaraj’s resignation: Make no mistake, the Opposition flubbed Lalit Modi scandal

The opposition should be relishing this gift from the gods that has landed in its lap. But it seems to be treating it as a bit of a hot potato instead. #Ashutosh #Brinda Karat #ConnectTheDots #Lalit Modi #Mamata Banerjee #Rahul Gandhi #sushma swaraj #Vasundhara Raje Scindia

Jun 17, 2015

Greenpeace sexual harassment scandal: NGOs will pay high price, and rightly so

Stories about sexual harassment and murky shenanigans are not that unusual in the NGO world. And why should they be? These are human failings. #CriticalPoint #Greenpeace #NGOs #Pachauri #Phaneesh Murthy #sexual assault #Sexual harassment #TERI

Jun 13, 2015

#56InchRocks turns into 50 Shades of Red: PM Modi’s Obama moment unravels in Myanmar

PM Modi’s Obama moment in the Myanmar strike seems to be unraveling because those around him were too greedy and too hasty to turn it into a PR-spectacle tailor-made for television. ##56Inch Rocks #India #Indian Army #InMyOpnion #Manipur #Manohar Parrikar #Myanmar #Myanmar strike #Narendra Modi #Niki Sumi #Obama #Pakistan #PM Modi #Rajyavardhan Rathore #S S Khaplang

Jun 11, 2015

Kissa kurta ka: Lesbian ad shows that change is not just handed down by a Supreme Court

If there’s anything we should read into the Anouk ad it’s this – that just because the court is out of step right now, it does not mean the society won’t keep dancing ahead. #Anouk #Balbir Krishan #Deepa Mehta #Gay Matrimonial ad #Kashish Queer Film Festival #lesbian ad #LGBT rights #LGBT rights in India #Myntra #Rajnath Singh #Section 377 #Shaina NC

Jun 11, 2015

It’s Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga Day

The government has gotten itself into a curious yoga posture. It’s an asana known as the Catch-22 asana where they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #International Yoga Day #Narendra Modi #suryanamashkar #sushma swaraj #Yoga