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Feb 16, 2015

Indian grandfather assaulted in Alabama: Why Hinduism 101 for US cops won’t help

To be fair, even if the caller thought Patel was “black”, the police officer clearly asks Patel if he is Indian. But that just means this could be even more a moment when two communities can discover that they are in the same boat. #Alabama #America #Asia #South #Sureshbhai Patel

Feb 13, 2015

Assault on Indian man in Alabama: Sad comment on nation built by immigrants

Jnanpith award winner Bhalchandra Nemade recently stirred up a hornet’s nest by calling English a "killer language". But thousands of miles away across the world in Alabama, Sureshbhai Patel discovered that the lack of English can be even more dangerous. #Alabama #American police #Driving while brown #Racism #Sureshbhai Patel #ThatsJustWrong #United States #US

Feb 12, 2015

Freedom to be crude and petty: Why AIB’s roast and Salman Rushdie tweet matter

Let’s be clear about one thing about freedom of expression. It ain’t pretty. It never was and it never will be. #Aamir Khan #AIB #AIB roast #Bhalchandra Nemade #Salman Rushdie

Feb 11, 2015

Dear AAP: Landslide Delhi election victory does not a national party make

No matter how much the election results sting the BJP, there should be no illusion that Kejriwal has suddenly been catapulted as an alternative to Modi. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Congress #Delhi #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #India #Mamata Banerjee #Mayawati #PoliticsDecoder

Feb 11, 2015

Aaptard wars: What Kejriwal’s supporters can learn from Modi and his bhakts

One of the great fallouts of the electoral battles of the last couple of years – from Delhi 2013 to Lok Sabha 2014 – has been the transformation of social media and comment boards into a Kurukshetra of sorts. #AAP #Arvind Kejriwal #BJP #Delhi #Delhi Assembly Election 2015 #InMyOpinion #Internet #Narendra Modi #Subramaniam Swamy #Trolling #Twitter

Feb 6, 2015

Mamata Banerjee’s support for AAP: Just what Arvind Kejriwal does not need

Didi’s support, as other ‘beneficiaries’ of that support from Manmohan Singh to Atal Behari Vajpayee have learned, can come with quite a sting in the tail. #Arvind Kejriwal #Mamata backs Kejriwal #Mamata Banerjee #TMC support for AAP #Trinamool #Trinamool Congress

Feb 6, 2015

Don’t fool yourself: ‘Good news’ of tiger census camouflages the truth

After years of bad news there’s good news on the tiger front. Tiger, tiger burning if not bright, at least a little brighter in India’s forests. #India #NewsTracker #Tiger #tiger census #Valmik Thapar

Feb 5, 2015

Je suis Shirin Dalvi anyone? Harassment of Urdu editor proves our own hypocrisy

The plight of Shirin Dalvi quickly proves that freedom of expression remains a luxury in India especially if you are not part of the English-language media. #Attack on Charlie Hebdo #Avadhnama #Mumbai Urdu editor #Section 295A of the IPC #Shireen Dalvi #Shirin Dalvi #ThatsJustWrong

Feb 4, 2015

AIB Knockout: FIR against Karan, Arjun and Ranveer for ‘filthy’ language is *%$@#^%^

In a country where being offended is pretty much a statutory right across the board, the AIB roast bravely goes in where no one has gone before. #AIB #All India Bakchod #Arjun Kapoor #Complaint against AIB #Humour #Indian comedy #Karan Johar #Ranveer Singh #Stand-up comedy in India