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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
Delhi as India's rape capital Why data doesn't give us the whole story

Aug 01, 2014

Delhi as India's rape capital Why data doesn't give us the whole story

A large percentage of Delhi's rape cases that were decided in Delhi's courts in 2013 pertained to false complaints or hostile victims. Another huge chunk pertained to parents of girls who eloped registering complaints of rape. #New Delhi #Rape #The Hindu #Courts #sexual assault #GoodReads #District courts #rape capital
Shakti Mills gangrape State takes care of high profile survivors, ignores the poor

Jul 21, 2014

Shakti Mills gangrape State takes care of high profile survivors, ignores the poor

After the December 16 gangrape, which saw massive protests, the second 'high-profile' case that caught media attention was the Shakti Mills gangrape case. #GoodReads #Crimes against women #gangrape #Shakti Mills gangrape #Shakti Mills gangrape case #Gender crimes
Israel-Gaza conflict: Why this 'war' continues to rage on

Jul 12, 2014

Israel-Gaza conflict: Why this 'war' continues to rage on

Now an article on The Guardian, written in 2009 at a time when Israel was also carrying heavy military attacks in Gaza, has gone viral on social media. #NewsTracker #Israel #GoodReads #Israel-Palestine #UN resolution #World News #Israel-Palestine relations #cease-fire #Israel strikes on Gaza #Gaza strikes
What's the truth of the Hindi news television industry?

Jul 04, 2014

What's the truth of the Hindi news television industry?

The article in The Hindu deftly traces what lured hundreds of people into the news television business from the Hindi heartland. #Media #GoodReads #Tanu Sharma #Hindi news television industry
Clashes in Haryana: Is Mewat the next epicenter of communal politics?

Jun 27, 2014

Clashes in Haryana: Is Mewat the next epicenter of communal politics?

The recent clashes has driven a wedge in relationship between two communities in Mewat while steps taken to curb violence has only added fuel to fire. #BJP #riots #Haryana #GoodReads #Yogendra Yadav #INLD #Mewat #AAP #Communal tensions #Hindu-Muslim clashes