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Hyderabad's ambitious new Rs 100 crore system to regulate traffic may run into potholes

Aug 23, 2016

Hyderabad's ambitious new Rs 100 crore system to regulate traffic may run into potholes

Hyderabad's traffic police has now come up with an ambitious new plan to automate traffic regulation. And ‘smart’ is not good enough. #India #CriticalPoint #Infrastructure #Hyderabad #traffic #roads #ITMS #Intelligent Traffic Management System #HTIMS #urbanbisation
Transgender people in police force: Other states should emulate the Tamil Nadu model of sexual diversity

Aug 23, 2016

Transgender people in police force: Other states should emulate the Tamil Nadu model of sexual diversity

transgender people will get the concessions of women in terms of educational qualifications, physical fitness and reservation. An amazing turnaround for a state, which in 2013 had rejected a transgender candidate when she failed a medical examination for police recruitment. #Tamil Nadu #Supreme Court #CriticalPoint #house work #transgenders #Third gender #transgender people #Se workers #supreme court 2015 verdict
If Maharashtra can't enforce beef ban lawfully, it should lift it, not outsource it

Aug 23, 2016

If Maharashtra can't enforce beef ban lawfully, it should lift it, not outsource it

The Maharashtra government has only two options: It should either lift the ban — because it is both impractical and regressive — or allow it to be followed in breach, rather than in practice. #Narendra Modi #CriticalPoint #Hindutva #Maharashtra government #vigilantes #Devendra Fadnavis #beef ban #gau rakshaks
On Krishna Janmashtami, safety comes second to human pyramid politics for Dahi Handi organisers

Aug 23, 2016

On Krishna Janmashtami, safety comes second to human pyramid politics for Dahi Handi organisers

The Supreme Court rules have been set: The Dahi Handi in Maharashtra will not have pyramids higher than 20 feet and children below 18 years cannot be part of the pyramids. #Supreme Court #Mumbai #CriticalPoint #Krishna Janmashtami #dahi handi #Dahi Handi festival #govindas
Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga

Aug 23, 2016

Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga

If the Ganga river is a moving feast of corpses and plants, these creatures ought to thrive with no help from humans. #CriticalPoint #Ganga #Varanasi #Pollution #ecosystem #river pollution #Chambal #The Ganges #Kukkrail
The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Maharashtra

Aug 23, 2016

The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in Maharashtra

In an exclusive four-part series on radicalisation in India, Tufail Ahmad examines a variety of conditions and scenarios that have made it possible to radicalise youths in Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Kerala and indeed, India as a whole #CriticalPoint #Nitish Kumar #Abu Azmi #Anti Terrorism Squad #Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind #Muslim personal law #islamic-state #Zakir Naik #Radicalisation #Brother Imran
RSS calling on Hindus to have more children ahead of UP polls is pure fear mongering

Aug 22, 2016

RSS calling on Hindus to have more children ahead of UP polls is pure fear mongering

Mentors in RSS systematically ratchet up communal sentiments. Drumming up anxieties that are a breeding ground for hatred are electoral ploys that need to be jettisoned once and for all. #CriticalPoint #Sangh Parivar #RSS #UP elections #Hindus #UP polls 2017 #Muslim demographic
The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in India

Aug 22, 2016

The Radicalisation Series: Analysing the threat to Muslim youths in India

In an exclusive four-part series on radicalisation in India, Tufail Ahmad examines a variety of conditions and scenarios that have made it possible to radicalise youths in Maharashtra, Hyderabad, Kerala and indeed, India as a whole #CriticalPoint #Prophet Muhammad #Asaduddin Owaisi #islamic-state #Radicalisation #Areeb Majeed #Islamic history #Abu Bakr Al-Baghadi #MA Jinnah
US temporarily freezes EB-1 citizenship visa for China and India as applicants hit the limit

Aug 22, 2016

US temporarily freezes EB-1 citizenship visa for China and India as applicants hit the limit

Immigration lawyers explained that the EB-1 visa is available to three categories of candidates: people with extraordinary abilities in arts, science and business; researchers and professors; and multinational business executives and managers. #H-1B visa #CriticalPoint #US State Department #Green Card #EB-1 visa #Visa for Indians #Visa for Chinese #United States immigration laws #US citizenship
True nationalism: Ten ways in which you can show your love for India

Aug 21, 2016

True nationalism: Ten ways in which you can show your love for India

It is time to remind ourselves what true nationalism actually means. This is how you can show your love for your country. #food #Life #India #CriticalPoint #Music #Nationalism #passport #Human Rights #Constitution #fundamental rights #Tolerance #Shareworthy