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Why even Ramachandra Guha has had to rewrite the Nehru-Patel history

Oct 13, 2014

Why even Ramachandra Guha has had to rewrite the Nehru-Patel history

It has now become important to the Marxist consensus to rehabilitate Patel and almost equal to Nehru. #ToTheContrary #Maulana Azad #Ramachandra Guha #Secularism #Sardar Patel #Rewriting History #Nehruvian History
The other Pakistani girl Malala got the Nobel peace prize; here is why Nabila won't

Oct 13, 2014

The other Pakistani girl Malala got the Nobel peace prize; here is why Nabila won't

While the world discusses and debates the Nobel to Malala, perhaps this is also the time to note about another girl from Pakistan: Nabila Rehman. #ToTheContrary #Pakistan #War On Terror #Nobel Peace Prize #US drone strikes #Malala #Malala Yousafzai #Nabila Rehman
Despite new rules, for Mumbai acid attack victim the wait for justice continues

Oct 13, 2014

Despite new rules, for Mumbai acid attack victim the wait for justice continues

Despite steps taken last year to help wipe out the scourge and improve financial aid for survivors, for acid attack victims like Reshma little has changed. #ToTheContrary #Crimes against women #Financial aid #Acid attack #acid attack victim #Reshma #Supreme Court rules for Acid attack victims
Mohan Bhagwat's speech on Doordarshan Media doth protest too much

Oct 05, 2014

Mohan Bhagwat's speech on Doordarshan Media doth protest too much

A storm of criticism has broken out over Doordarshan's decision to telecast RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's Vijayadashami address to cadres live yesterday (3 October). #ToTheContrary #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #Mohan Bhagwat #Doordarshan #RSS chief #DD #Sangh #RSS Vijayadashami address
Modi reclaims Mahatma Why those jhaadu photo-ops are important

Oct 03, 2014

Modi reclaims Mahatma Why those jhaadu photo-ops are important

Narendra Modi has moved on to the Mahatma. That he is publicly embracing the Mahatmas many ideals shows that he wants to reshape the parivar's ambiguous relation with Gandhi. #ToTheContrary #Narendra Modi #Mahatma Gandhi #Mahatma #MK Gandhi #PM Modi #Swachh Bharat Abhiyan #Swachh Bharat campaign #Gandhi birth anniversary

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Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Better a voter selfie than an IPL update At least it's inclusive

Apr 26, 2014

Better a voter selfie than an IPL update At least it's inclusive

In that sense, a selfie of the inked finger is a mark of pride of having discharged a duty well. #Politics #Bollywood #IPL #India #ToTheContrary #football #Voters #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Voter Selfie