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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
Rao decided out of the blue to appoint Manmohan as FM Daman

Aug 18, 2014

Rao decided out of the blue to appoint Manmohan as FM Daman

Manmohan Singh was asleep when PC Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, rang him up frantically to convey Rao's decision to appoint him as finance minister. #Manmohan Singh #Narasimha Rao #PC Alexander #Gursharan Kaur #GoodReads #Morarji Desai #Daman Singh
Disappointing din aaye Has PM Narendra Modi let his supporters down?

Aug 13, 2014

Disappointing din aaye Has PM Narendra Modi let his supporters down?

As prime minister, Narendra Modi has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. #Politics #India #Manmohan Singh #BJP #Government #Independence Day #Red Fort #NDA #GoodReads #Jagdish Bhagwati #Lok Sabha elections #Economists #PM Narendra Modi
How to cook up a perfect communal riot A 7-step guide from Akhilesh's UP

Aug 08, 2014

How to cook up a perfect communal riot A 7-step guide from Akhilesh's UP

By connecting the dots in over 600 cases of communal disturbances in UP since the Lok Sabha elections, a new investigation shows how aided and abetted by technology, almost anything can be turned into a communal conflagration. #GoodReads #Saharanpur #communal riots #Muzaffarnagar #caste conflict in Uttar Pradesh

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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

Aug 15, 2014

Celebrating Julia Child's birthday with her 10 best quotes

Ten favorite Julia Child quotes in celebration of her birthday. In honor of the late Julia Child , here are ten favorite quotes from Goodreads.com to celebrate the birthday of the Smith College alumnae who helped shape the culinary world. 1. “I was 3...
Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Aug 11, 2014

How To Make Friends And Influence People: Spambot Edition

by Dish Staff When researcher Luca Maria Aiello and colleagues at the University of Turin began to map out aNobii.com, an Italian social network similar to Goodreads, they created a user account for an automated crawler. They watched as the bot, name...