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Tamil Nadu polls: In the election manifesto war, who will will the battle of patronage politics?

May 06, 2016

Tamil Nadu polls: In the election manifesto war, who will will the battle of patronage politics?

In a country where there’s no accountability on poll-promises, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha’s jumbo manifesto hasn’t surprised many. Some called it freebies and patronage, while some, welfare. #Tamil Nadu #Karunanidhi #DMK #Jayalalithaa #AIADMK #InMyOpinion #Manifesto #MGR #Ramachandran #2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly Election #Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2016 #patronage politics
Jisha is being raped over and over again in social media, in small talk, by vested interests

May 06, 2016

Jisha is being raped over and over again in social media, in small talk, by vested interests

Following the rape and murder of Jisha, the mask has come off. Now the South, like the North before it, has to admit that their men, too, rape. #Congress #Delhi #Kerala #Communist Party of India #UDF #InMyOpinion #Rape #Violence #Murder #gangrape #Nirbhaya #Law Student #Jisha
AgustaWestland scam: Are our politicians interested in going to the bottom of this scandal?

May 05, 2016

AgustaWestland scam: Are our politicians interested in going to the bottom of this scandal?

Why would the BJP decline the demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the AgustaWestland issue? Its position that the CBI probe into the matter is in an advanced stage and thus it’s not the right time to disturb it, does not wash #Congress #BJP #Rajya Sabha #InMyOpinion #parliament #AK Antony #Manohar Parrikar #Bofors #AgustaWestland #Chopper scam
Trial of Naveen Jindal, Dasari Narayana Rao only proves CBI isn't doing enough in coal scam

May 05, 2016

Trial of Naveen Jindal, Dasari Narayana Rao only proves CBI isn't doing enough in coal scam

The reason for this pessimism is on account of the fact that, just like in the allocation of coal blocks, the CBI investigation is proceeding in a highly selective manner. #2G scam #Supreme Court #CBI #InMyOpinion #Jharkhand #Naveen Jindal #Madhu Koda #coal scam #Ajay Sancheti #coal block allocation
Lessons from Bofors: Allegations without action backfire, BJP should quickly probe AgustaWestland

May 05, 2016

Lessons from Bofors: Allegations without action backfire, BJP should quickly probe AgustaWestland

The nation wants to know who was bribed for the AgustaWestland deal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar implored in Parliament on Wednesday #Sonia Gandhi #InMyOpinion #Rahul Gandhi #AK Antony #Manohar Parrikar #Bofors #VP Singh #AgustaWestland #Christian Michel
Keenan-Reuben murder trial: Verdict today, but no end to sexual harassment

May 05, 2016

Keenan-Reuben murder trial: Verdict today, but no end to sexual harassment

While Maharashtra did strengthen sexual harassment laws at least a month before the Verma Commission report, it is sad that recommendations were not implemented earlier. #InMyOpinion #Sexual harassment #Eve-teasing #Keenan Santos #Reuben Fernandez #Vishwas Nangre-Patil #Zero Tolerance Campaign #Valerian Uncle #Verma Commission #Dakshata Samitis
Why I have a beef with Nitish Kumar's liquor ban in Bihar

May 05, 2016

Why I have a beef with Nitish Kumar's liquor ban in Bihar

Quite clearly, Nitish is dissimulating. The Directive Principles are not binding on the state. It is for the state to decide whether, and when, it is appropriate to implement any of the Directive Principles. #InMyOpinion #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Ambedkar #Kanhaiya Kumar #Bihar liquor ban #BH Khardekar #Jaipal Singh
Art of Envying: Padma Vibhushan Sri Sri calls Nobel political, Malala undeserving

May 04, 2016

Art of Envying: Padma Vibhushan Sri Sri calls Nobel political, Malala undeserving

Sri Sri Ravishankar is competing with lesser mortals like Malala Yousafzai. Good for him. The only problem is the Nobel Peace Prize the teenager already has in her kitty. #Taliban #InMyOpinion #Sri Sri Ravishankar #Nobel Peace Prize #Malala Yousafzai #islamic-state #Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Rape and murder of Jisha: Kerala politicians stage vulgar show of opportunism

May 04, 2016

Rape and murder of Jisha: Kerala politicians stage vulgar show of opportunism

The Kerala rape case is only political opportunism and the CPM is repugnantly blatant because they want to win at any cost. #Tamil Nadu #Kerala #InMyOpinion #Violence against women #CPM #rape case #Kerala rape case #CK Janu