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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
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