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Turkish deputy PM says immoral women can't help pole-dancing

Jul 31, 2014

Turkish deputy PM says immoral women can't help pole-dancing

His comment earlier this week that women should not laugh in public was ridiculed by secular Turks, with women taking to Twitter en masse to post pictures of themselves laughing deliriously. #TheySaidIt #Women #Turkey #Women Rights #Bulent Arinc #Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan #Pole Dancing.
India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza Why we made a mistake

Jul 24, 2014

India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza Why we made a mistake

India's vote on the Gazan human rights violations is a case of head and heart being torn in different directions. But our vote against Israel is not finally a sign of hard-headed calculations. #Terrorism #Arab World #Israel #InMyOpinion #Saudi Arabia #Palestinians #ISIS #India-israel Ties #Gaza Human Rights
No plans to amend or repeal Section 377 till SC decision Govt

Jul 22, 2014

No plans to amend or repeal Section 377 till SC decision Govt

The Centre on Tuesday said it has no plans to amend or repeal Section 377 of the IPC, criminalising sex among homosexuals, till the issue is settled by the Supreme Court. #India #Supreme Court #Delhi High Court #Gay Rights #Section 377 #homosexuals
We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

Jul 21, 2014

We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

In the run up to the elections, the Supreme Court had recognised trangenders as the third gender--a decision hailed by political parties. #NewsTracker #Assembly polls #Election Commission #Identity #Transgender #civil rights #Electoral Roll
'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Jul 20, 2014

'We are pro-business' Jaitley makes first move to signal right-wing economic philosophy

Pro-business is not different from being pro-poor, said the FM. The surprise is this commonsensical statement is such a novelty in Indian political articulation. #Arun Jaitley #Tax #Budget debate #Union Budget 2014-15 #Right-Wing Philosophy

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 31, 2014

Yankees/Manchester City connection creates Big Apple buzz for NYCFC

Behind the right-center field bleachers Wednesday in Yankee Stadium, where the Bleacher Creatures normally patrol and perform their roll call at the start of Yankees games, a sky-blue banner with white lettering said "Welcome to the home of New York ...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 31, 2014

Yankees/Manchester City connection creates Big Apple buzz for NYCFC

Behind the right-center field bleachers Wednesday in Yankee Stadium, where the Bleacher Creatures normally patrol and perform their roll call at the start of Yankees games, a sky-blue banner with white lettering said "Welcome to the home of New York ...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 30, 2014

'Sharknado' spoof by ASPCA has bite

The ASPCA just jumped the shark. The animal rights agency is storming the web with a dog adoption campaign in its new “Barknado” ad...