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Mahesh Vijapurkar

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Maharashtra polls: BJP's imported candidates will be a pain for the loyals

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray may have a point when he asks why, if there is indeed a Narendra Modi wave persisting after the tide of favour the party had secured in the Lok Sabha elections, was he going to go on the stump in as many as 25 locations on a blistering pace, all in about nine days from 4 October? #BJP #Gopinath Munde #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #NCP #PoliticsDecoder #Pramod Mahajan #Shiv Sena #Uddhav Thackeray
Mahesh Vijapurkar

Sep 29, 2014

Too many seats not enough candidates? BJP resorts to poaching in Maharashtra

The entire incident bears a striking resemblance to the way the BJP secured candidates from other parties which made the massive win possible because then, people voted for the promised development agenda #BJP #Congress #defections #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Narendra Modi #NCP #PoliticalPlay #Shiv Sena
G Pramod Kumar

Sep 22, 2014

Main Hoon Rajinikanth: Bollywood ‘tributes’ to Thalaivar are hypocritical tripe

If Bollywood wants to really pay tribute to Rajinikanth they should stop the misrepresentation of the socio-cultural aspects of south and avoid stereotypes. #Bollywood #BuzzPatrol #Chennai Express #ConnectTheDots #Main Hoon Rajinikanth #Ra.One #Rajinikanth #Shah Rukh Khan #Tamil Cinema #tributes in bollywood

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Arjun Parthasarathy
Arjun Parthasarathy has spent 20 years in the financial markets, having worked with Indian and multinational organisations. His last job was as head of fixed income at a mutual fund. An MBA from the University of Hull, he has managed portfolios independently and is currently the editor of www.investorsareidiots.com . The website is for investors who want to invest in the right financial products at the right time.
Mahesh Vijapurkar
Mahesh Vijapurkar likes to take a worm’s eye-view of issues – that is, from the common man’s perspective. He was a journalist with The Indian Express and then The Hindu and now potters around with human development and urban issues.

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Jun 29, 2014

Hindi has put Indian culture on the world map

The primary aim of any language is to communicate. We can never imagine our lives without languages, can we? This is because we cannot live without communication. And this is precisely why languages have always played a dominant role in shaping our histories and have influenced the way we think and perceive things. #Hindi #Modi #Narendra Modi government
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Jun 20, 2014

'Modi is reducing class divide by prioritising Hindi on social media.'

Don't misunderstand Modi's stress on Hindi. He is ensuring that people who speak their mother tongue are not inferior compared to the elite English class. #british #comment #Firstpost Community #Hindi #language #Narendra Modi #PM Modi #social media
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Jun 16, 2014

'Govt should set up board to regulate NGO funding'

The government should either ban foreign funding of all NGOs altogether or allow this funding only when routed through a specially created autonomous Board. #Blogs #Civil society #comment #Greenpeace #IB #IB Report #India #InMyOpinion #Intelligence Bureau #leaked report #NGO funds #NGOs

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