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Modi vs Rajnath Are there serious faultlines in the BJP govt?

Sep 01, 2014

Modi vs Rajnath Are there serious faultlines in the BJP govt?

An editorial argues that the Modi-Rajnath tale has not ended, but is a longstanding rivalry that will sharpen in coming months. #BJP #Narendra Modi #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Modi #GoodReads #Union Home Minister #Kiren Rijiju #Cabinet of ministers
No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Aug 31, 2014

No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explores the stories that fall into the cracks between traditional notions of masculinity and femininity and discovers a treasure-trove of queerness in Hindu lore. #Hinduism #LGBT #Hindu mythology #Devdutt Pattanaik #GoodReads #Shikhandi #Mahabharat #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Dina Nath Batra
Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

Aug 28, 2014

Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

These localities in Muzaffarnagar where Muslims are settling have neither water nor power, no sanitation nor any medical facilities. #Uttar Pradesh #Akhilesh Yadav #Communal violence #GoodReads #Muzaffarnagar #Western UP #Hindi-Muslim clashes
Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

Aug 21, 2014

Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

The image of Modi as a highly individualistic leader threatens both himself and his opposition, especially in the face of a tidal wave of expectations. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NDA #GoodReads #Lok Sabha elections #Assembly Elections 2014
Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

Aug 19, 2014

Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

With that attention-grabbing headline, Sonia Khan writes for GRISTmedia what could be the definitive insider account of the intern who was gang-raped inside Shakti Mills. Definitive because the survivor has not written anything and Khan has written it with her permission. #MediaCrit #Tarun Tejpal #GoodReads #Nirbhaya #Shakti Mills gangrape

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Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Jan 23, 2014

Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

An entire generation of those whom Vasudevrao Talwalkar raised in the Sangh misses him today. And we, who were sheltered in the shadow of this gigantic tree, are forever indebted to him. #Narendra Modi #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #GoodReads #Sangh #Vasudevrao Talwalkar

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Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Sep 01, 2014

The 11 best PC co-op games to play with your friends

It's dangerous to go alone! It's good to have friends. That goes doubly so when you're facing down a zombie horde or sneaking into a hostile spy base. Here we've rounded up twelve games that are better in every way to play with friends. Yeah, you cou...
Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Aug 30, 2014

PARADIGM-HF Establishes a New Paradigm for Heart Failure Treatment

So far as I can tell the only problem with PARADIGM-HF is that the results are so good that it's boring. Anyone interested can reasonably assume that what they hear or read about PARADIGM-HF — and cardiologists will be seeing and hearing an awful lot...
Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Aug 29, 2014

Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service

For two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed Thursday. The program, dubbed Project Wing, has been housed under Goo...