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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
Obama as Republic Day guest: How Modi's move might corner Russia, China

Nov 22, 2014

Obama as Republic Day guest: How Modi's move might corner Russia, China

No US President has been chief guest at Indian Republic Day celebrations ever before. It also shows PM Modis uncanny abilities of thinking the unthinkable. #HowThisWorks #India #Barack Obama #Gujarat #Prime Minister #US #Narendra Modi #US President #United States of America #bilateral talks #Diplomatic Relations #Republic Day celebrations
Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town

Nov 21, 2014

Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town

We have a new Dinanath Batra in town: The Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh a group of teachers who got the government to ban German as third language in KVs. #HowThisWorks #Hindutva #Penguin #Hindu terrorism #Kendriya Vidyalayas #extremists #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus #Dinanath Batra #German Language
With SC ousting CBI chief from 2G case, caged parrot Ranjit Sinha now a lame duck

Nov 21, 2014

With SC ousting CBI chief from 2G case, caged parrot Ranjit Sinha now a lame duck

The CBI's credibility has shrunk to a new low under its current director Ranjit Sinha, whose tenure was repeatedly mired in controversy. The SC struck a final blow today when it asked him to recuse himself from the 2G probe #HowThisWorks #Supreme Court #CPIL #Ranjit Sinha #CBI Director #2G Probe
Obama's immigration overhaul: Idealistic plan that's doomed to fail?

Nov 20, 2014

Obama's immigration overhaul: Idealistic plan that's doomed to fail?

Immigration advocacy groups say they don't have sufficient resources to provide legal services to their existing clients, never mind the millions of potential new ones. #World #Obama #HowThisWorks #US #Immigration policies #Immigration lawyers
Thai fishermen make career switch to cash in on Rohingya trafficking

Nov 20, 2014

Thai fishermen make career switch to cash in on Rohingya trafficking

In recent weeks, thousands of Rohingya, a mostly stateless people, have sailed across the Bay of Bengal to the west coast of Thailand, from where human-smugglers deliver them to neighbouring Malaysia #World #HowThisWorks #Human trafficking #Thailand #Fishing #Fishermen #Rohingya #Ranong province
Nanavati report's clean chit to PM Modi: Gujarat riots are a dead issue now

Nov 19, 2014

Nanavati report's clean chit to PM Modi: Gujarat riots are a dead issue now

Nanavati Commission that submitted its final report to the Gujarat government has found no evidence to prove Modi governments complicity in the post-Godhara carnage. #HowThisWorks #Modi #Gujarat Riots #Nanavati Commission #Gujarat government #2002 Godhra riots #PM Modi #Nanavati #Godhra riots in Gujarat
Praising Nehru isn't enough: Congress must admit they failed at 'Secularism'

Nov 19, 2014

Praising Nehru isn't enough: Congress must admit they failed at 'Secularism'

"Secularism was and remains more than an ideal. It is a compelling necessity in a country as diverse as India There can be no Indianness without secularism", said Sonia Gandhi quoting Nehru. Obviously, what she did not mention was her party had failed the grand concept by reducing it to a mere political slogan. #Politics #HowThisWorks #India #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Rahul Gandhi #Nehru #RSS #communalism #Secularism