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Jun 9, 2015

Let Lord Ram be, building him a museum is demotion of sorts

The government has announced a state-of-the-art hi-tech Ram museum in Ayodhya. Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma sounds rather smug as he tells ET, “Tourism we can develop. We are not saying we are going to make a Ram mandir there.” #Ayodhya #Devdutt Pattanaik #OnOurMind #Ram museum #Ram temple #Ramayana

Jun 9, 2015

The missing Aam Aurat in AAP: Two-finger rape test diktat shows AAP’s gender problem

Fools rush in where experts fear to tread. The AAP government in Delhi seems hell-bent on proving to the world, at large, that it is indeed a party where the aam aurat is missing. #Aaam Aadmi Party #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP government #Arvind Kejriwal #ConnectTheDots #Gender bias #Rape #Somnath Bharti #Two-finger test

Jun 6, 2015

No big fat NRI rally for the PM in Bangladesh? Modi to play it safe

No matter how popular he is among the diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a guest of another government. And he cannot outshine his host. #Bangladesh #Dhaka #Jamaat-e-Islami #Madison Square Garden #Narendra Modi #NRI #Radhika Ramaseshan #Sheikh Hasina

Jun 5, 2015

Cracking the whip on Maggi: In war over food safety, netas are the biggest culprits

The Maggi wars are heating up all over the country. But this is not just about Big Bad Maggi and by getting it off the shelves of our stores (and hauling Madhuri Dixit and Big B to court) we will not all be safer and healthier. #ConnectTheDots #lead in food #Lead in Maggi #lead poisoning #Maggi #Nestle

Jun 4, 2015

Taste bhi, health bhi? Betrayal by Maggi has broken our good Indian hearts

In a socialist India where Coca Cola was forbidden and we wore rip-off Lavis jeans, Maggi in 1983 felt almost like cosmopolitanism in a packet. It was bright, it was perky, it was fast. #Amitabh Bachchan #Bottom of Pyramid #Coca-Cola #Lead in Maggi #Madhuri Dixit #Maggi #Maggi Controversy #Nestle India #Preity Zinta

Jun 3, 2015

Enough of the Uber bashing: Company tried to get it right in the latest Gurgaon incident

Uber again. That’s pretty much been the headline response to the report of an Uber driver accused of trying to kiss his female passenger. #Cabs in India #Delhi Uber cab rape #Eric Alexander #OnOurMind #Uber #women's safety

Jun 1, 2015

Village panchayat may exile Valmiki: Sorry, hounding her rapist isn’t justice for Aruna Shanbaug

When Aruna Shanbaug died after lying in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital for over four decades, many naturally wondered whatever happened to the man who sexually assaulted her. #Aruna Shanbaug #Aruna Shanbaug's assaulter #Aruna Shanbaug's rapist #Indian law #Khaps #Rape in India #sexual violence against women #Sohanlal Bhartha Walmiki #Valmiki

May 30, 2015

Ban on student body that criticised PM Modi by IIT Madras is a national shame

The headline reads "IIT-Madras bans student group for criticizing PM Modi, his policies." Girindra Mukerjee feels like a distant dream. #HRD Ministry #iit madras #Modi government #Narendra Modi #OnOurMind #Sivakumar Srinivasan #ThatsJustWrong

May 28, 2015

Rijiju gets it wrong on beef row: His smackdown of Naqvi is no reason for Indians to celebrate

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju socked one to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi. Reacting to the Maharashtra beef ban Naqvi had advised those who are “dying without eating beef” to go to Pakistan or the Arab countries or any part of the world where it is available. #Arunachal Pradesh #Ban on beef in Maharashtra #beef ban #BJP #Goa #Kiren Rijiju #Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi #north eastern states #OnOurMind

May 26, 2015

A special first anniversary video tribute: Happy Achhey Din to you, PM Modi

At Firstpost, we evaluate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in power. #BJP #Government #India #Narendra Modi #NDA #PoliticsDecoder