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Iraq: 10-year old is ISIL's newest recruit, his childhood first casualty

Jun 30, 2014

Iraq: 10-year old is ISIL's newest recruit, his childhood first casualty

Amid concerns of the violence spilling over to neighbouring nations, the children of Mosul, and the rest of the war and violence torn Iraq are doomed to languish. #Terrorism #Syria #CriticalPoint #USA #Iraq #Jihadists #kurdish #Mosul #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq
BJP's treatment of Gopal Subramanium is a dark sign of things to come

Jun 27, 2014

BJP's treatment of Gopal Subramanium is a dark sign of things to come

The manner in which the BJP government blocked Subramanium's nomination to the Supreme Court is a harbinger of how it will possibly use its brute power in the near future. #Politics #India #CBI #CriticalPoint #Intelligence Bureau #Sohrabuddin case #Gopal Subramanium #Amit Shah #Tulsiram Prajapati
World Cup 2014: Will India's Neymar come from the Northeast?

Jun 13, 2014

World Cup 2014: Will India's Neymar come from the Northeast?

The 1950s and early 60s are perhaps the golden age of Indian soccer: we won the gold at the inaugural Asian Games in 1951, repeated our success in 1962, and finished fourth in the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. #Sports #India #Cricket #Brazil #Lionel Messi #CriticalPoint #FIFA World Cup 2014 #Football World Cup 2014 #Melbourne Olympics 1956
Bull in a China shop: Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Jun 11, 2014

Bull in a China shop: Ajit Pawar should ban mobs, not Facebook

Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar is right to be concerned about what caused the Pune techie to be killed by a mob. But by even talking about a social media ban ala China he is confusing the medium for the message. #social media #facebook #China #Twitter #Technology #CriticalPoint #Kapil Sibal #Ajit Pawar #Freedom of Expression #Section 66A of the IT act #Pune Techie Murder

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IPL-style League or IPL-style disaster?

Jan 02, 2013

IPL-style League or IPL-style disaster?

All sports are just looking to follow the IPL model to make a few quick bucks, but I wonder anyone has bothered to study the impact of such leagues on the sport before jumping on to the bandwagon. #Indian Premier League #IPL #CriticalPoint #Hockey India League #Indian Badminton League #Indian Volleyball League
Topless royalty, murdered envoys and the great privacy debate

Sep 14, 2012

Topless royalty, murdered envoys and the great privacy debate

What is a private moment? What is a public one? How do you define dignity? No easy questions, and no easy answers. #Kate Middleton #Libya #CriticalPoint #Prince Harry #Media ethics #US ambassador #Christopher Stevens