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May 21, 2015

#NotIndiasPride: India is way bigger than the UPA and PM Modi is not its Moses

Most of his missteps have been made abroad. Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri once commented how her parents would seem to grow in size and confidence when they set foot in India and shrink to more colourless selves back in the US. Narendra Modi, curiously, appears to swell in size every time he sets foot on foreign soil. That’s when he really feels the force is with him. ##ModiIndiasPride ##ModiInsultsIndia #Modi in Seoul #Narendra Modi #NotIndiasPride #Raghuram Rajan #Seoul

May 20, 2015

The rapist who never was: Let’s not forget the man who destroyed Aruna Shanbaug’s life

Wonder what photograph is missing in all the coverage of Aruna Shanbaug's death? That of the man who raped her. He is a free man now. And more to the point, he was never charged with sexual assault. #Aruna Shanbaug #CriticalPoint #Pinky Virani #sexual assault #Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki #ThatsJustWrong

May 18, 2015

Kejriwal’s daughter ‘stings’ a babu: Sorry Mr CM, this is no aam aadmi victory

His daughter went to get her learner’s license. Kejriwal says, “I could have called the department and officers could have made it for me.” #AAP's anti-corruption helpline #Arvind Kejriwal #ConnectTheDots #Corruption #Delhi government #driver's license #Kejriwal's daughter

May 13, 2015

Osama bin Laden was a prisoner in Pakistan: 5 shocking claims in Seymour Hersh’s expose

Much of Seymour Hersh’s extensive London Review of Books exposé of the attack that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 merely reiterates what common sense had argued all along. #Abbottabad #Al-Qaeda #Barack Obama #ConnectTheDots #Killing Osama bin Laden #Obama #Osama bin Laden #Seymour Hersh

May 11, 2015

Modi-Didi love fest: BJP state unit becomes the sacrificial lamb in West Bengal ‘saudagiri’

They had to smile politely through gritted teeth and applaud as their bête noire Mamata Banerjee and their hero Narendra Modi put on a grand show of public bonhomie and broke bread privately together. #Amit Shah #Babul Supriyo #BJP #Mamata Banerjee #Narendra Modi #Narendra Modi in Bengal #PoliticalPlay #Rahul Sinha #West Bengal

May 9, 2015

Image management 101: Decoding PM Narendra Modi’s Time interview

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview to Time Magazine shows that he has learned a few things in the past year. Here's an analysis of the interview. #climate change #Economy #Gujarat #India #minorities #Modi on Time magazine #Narendra Modi #Politics #Russia #Time magazine #United States #World

May 7, 2015

Greenpeace ugly, Ford tolerable, Gates good: How Modi govt is classifying NGOs

This is not to argue that an international NGO should blithely disregard a country’s regulations just because its stated mission is doing good. As Salman Khan has proved to us yesterday, Being a (good) Human does not put you above the law. #Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation #ConnectTheDots #Ford Foundation #Greenpeace #Rajnath Singh

May 7, 2015

‘Manage kar dena’ culture won’t work always: Salman verdict a wake up call for our elites

If today a court had exonerated Salman Khan of all charges and bought the story of the guilty driver, many would have shaken their heads and said that’s how justice works in this country. #2002 Hit-and-run case #CriticalPoint #hit-and-run case #Indian elitist #Jessica Lall #Mumbai #Salman Khan #Salman Khan case #Salman verdict

May 6, 2015

Kumar Vishwas as Ravana: AAP leader’s ‘Illicit’ affair row turns into bizarre po-mo Ramayana

What we have here really is a post-modern Ramayana where the Sita has never been abducted, Rama is AWOL, and Ravana is loudly protesting his innocence. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #ExposingKumarVishwas #Indian mythology #Indian Politics #Kumar Vishwas #Post Modern Ramayana #Ramayana

May 5, 2015

A Five-Point-Plan to revive the Congress: Can Rahul Gandhi stick to it?

The five point plan for the revival of Rahul Gandhi's fortunes may not be as easy to implement. #Derek O'Brien #Mamata Banerjee #Narendra Modi #Nayantara Sehgal #PoliticsDecoder #Rahul Gandhi