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Prime Minister of SAARC? Decoding Modi's 'bada bhai' speech in Kathmandu

Nov 26, 2014

Prime Minister of SAARC? Decoding Modi's 'bada bhai' speech in Kathmandu

What did stand out however, was the 'bada bhai' tone Modi adopted with regards to the region. The speech was peppered with reminders that India was the biggest, the richest, the most powerful and the most benevolent. #Politics #World #HowThisWorks #India #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #Nawaz Sharif #SAARC #PM Modi
Liberals beware: Modi govt is Sanghs stepping stone to social, cultural domination

Nov 26, 2014

Liberals beware: Modi govt is Sanghs stepping stone to social, cultural domination

The RSS would be doubly impressed with Modi because unlike BJP leaders who see Hindutva as a distinct and separate driving force, Modi seeks to dovetail it to good governance, inclusive growth and development and establish a synonymity between the two. #history #HowThisWorks #India #BJP #Education #Culture #Modi #RSS #liberals #Dinanath Batra #World Hindu Congress
Smriti says Sanskrit will be optional, but KV schools have nothing else to offer

Nov 24, 2014

Smriti says Sanskrit will be optional, but KV schools have nothing else to offer

HRD minister Smriti Irani has denied all allegations that education was being saffronised after her recent decision to remove German and replace it with Sanskrit. #HowThisWorks #Education #Smriti Irani #Sanskrit #HRD #Kendriya Vidyalayas #Saffronisation of Education
Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers

Nov 23, 2014

Honour killing in Delhi: What turns loving parents into cold-blooded murderers

For those born and brought up in urban India, its difficult to grasp the power of the community beyond the urban space. This perhaps leads them to advocate simplistic legal solutions like banning the khaps and similar community bodies to stop cases of honour killings and similar obnoxious practices. #HowThisWorks #India #Supreme Court #Women #khap panchayat #Society #community #Patriarchy #Delhi honour killing
Sants and Sinners: How spirituality, crime are a deadly cocktail in Haryana, Punjab

Nov 23, 2014

Sants and Sinners: How spirituality, crime are a deadly cocktail in Haryana, Punjab

The Sant Rampal episode has exposed the dark underbelly of the flourishing network of so-called spiritual gurus in Haryana and Punjab. #HowThisWorks #BJP #Dera Sacha Sauda #Sant Rampal #Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh #Dera

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Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

Jul 26, 2014

Justice Katju's revelations Why we can't treat IB reports as sacred cows

When it comes to judicial appointments, everyone quotes the IB report as if it was a sacred cow that cannot be commented upon. This needs questioning. #HowThisWorks #CBI #Intelligence Bureau #Justice Markandey Katju #Justice Katju #IB #Judicial appointments #Katju's revelations
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry