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Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor's apology shouldn't whitewash US bigotry

Feb 19, 2015

Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor's apology shouldn't whitewash US bigotry

Its no trifling matter that Alabama governor Robert Bentley has apologised to India for the way his police treated Sureshbhai Patel when they threw him onto the ground and left him paralysed. #United States #ToTheContrary #US #Alabama #Sureshbhai Patel #Alabama Police #Alabama Governor #Sureshbhai Patel attacked #Indian man beaten up
Misreading between the lines: Why Kejriwal's swearing in speech evokes fear and concern

Feb 16, 2015

Misreading between the lines: Why Kejriwal's swearing in speech evokes fear and concern

How we perceive events and people around us reflects a lot about us; doesnt it? Kejriwals success and speech posed a challenge to the set beliefs of many of his critics. #ToTheContrary #BJP #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Hindutva #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films first

Feb 14, 2015

Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films first

Pahlaj Nihalani, the new Censor board chief is nursing delusions of being the Dada Phalke of todays Indian cinema. But somebody should quickly remind him of what he once was: a poor clone of Dada Kondke, #ToTheContrary #JustSaying #Censor Board #Aankhen #Censor Board chief #Pankaj Nihalani
Beware a Congress-mukt Bharat: AAP is not the BJP counter that India needs

Feb 11, 2015

Beware a Congress-mukt Bharat: AAP is not the BJP counter that India needs

Despite all its sins, Congress has a cogent philosophy and a worldview; a mass base even if it has been neglected and allowed to rust; and an instinctive feel for the inherent cultural diversity of this country. #Politics #India #ToTheContrary #Congress #BJP #RSS #Bharat #AAP
Dear Indians, please calm down: Obama didn't single out India for his intolerance remark

Feb 07, 2015

Dear Indians, please calm down: Obama didn't single out India for his intolerance remark

Oh my god! Obama talked about religious intolerance! And he name checked India. Whaaaat? Bring on the totally cooked up media-fueled controversy. #Gandhi #White House #India #Barack Obama #ToTheContrary #BJP #US #Twitter #Narendra Modi #religious intolerance

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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