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Nehru and Idea(s) of India: Separating fact from fiction

Nov 14, 2014

Nehru and Idea(s) of India: Separating fact from fiction

Nehru was all-in-all, an intellectual par excellence, a great leader but was as human as can be. Attributing super human qualities and originality to him constitutes the fallacy of projection. #ConnectTheDots #Identity #Nationalism #Jawaharlal Nehru #Idea Of India #Nehruvian Socialism #Children's Day #Independent India
Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law

Oct 31, 2014

Booked under Section 377: Bangalore techie's story gets extra punch thanks to outdated law

A repeal or reading down of Section 377 will not miraculously remove the social stigma around homosexuality and what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. But it certainly plays its part in giving a sort of official stamp of approval on that stigma. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Gay #Government #OBC #Gender equality #Adultery #Section 377 #Gender identity #Lesbians #transgenders #LGBT community #Bangalore Techie
Man booked after wife alleges he married her pretending to be Hindu

Sep 20, 2014

Man booked after wife alleges he married her pretending to be Hindu

She claimed that after coming to the native district of her husband she realised that he had lied to her about his identity following which she protested against the fraud. #Uttar Pradesh #UP #Muslim #Hindu #forced conversion #Love jihad #Religious Identity
Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

Sep 11, 2014

Transgenders aren't OBC: But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

In April, the court had recognized transgender as a third gender and told the government they were entitled to reservations like OBCs. #InMyOpinion #Gay #Government #OBC #Gender equality #Section 377 #Gender identity #Lesbians #transgenders #LGBT community
We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

Jul 21, 2014

We're not 'others' Transgenders demand EC recognition as 3rd gender

In the run up to the elections, the Supreme Court had recognised trangenders as the third gender--a decision hailed by political parties. #NewsTracker #Assembly polls #Election Commission #Identity #Transgender #civil rights #Electoral Roll
Individual vs community Why the 2 ideas of India must and will coexist

May 22, 2014

Individual vs community Why the 2 ideas of India must and will coexist

The primary tension in the idea of India is to whether to see the country as a federation of communities or one that gives individuals a zone of freedom, says Pratap Bhanu Mehta. But is it useful to see the two ideas as being in conflict? #Gandhi #Maulana Azad #Nehru #Ambedkar #Identity Politics #Idea Of India #Syama Prasad Mookerjee #Deendayal Upadhyaya
Watch out Scammers build fake AAP Facebook page to dupe users

Apr 15, 2014

Watch out Scammers build fake AAP Facebook page to dupe users

According to Symantec, the fake site spoofs Facebooks appearance and includes a photo of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on the page to lure in unsuspecting users. #social media #facebook #Technology #Identity theft #Aam Aadmi Party #Insecure Net #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Scammers #AAP Facebook page
Leave your mobile phones at home on polling day

Apr 07, 2014

Leave your mobile phones at home on polling day

Discouraged by past experience of allowing voters to deposit their mobile phones at the Voter Assistance Booths (VABs), the Delhi electoral office has done away with the facility in this election. #NewsTracker #AK Srivastava #Voter ID card #Electors Photo Identity Card #Delhi electoral office #Voter Assistance Booths
Govt has isssued more than 57 cr Aadhaar cards till Jan

Feb 19, 2014

Govt has isssued more than 57 cr Aadhaar cards till Jan

People not having document based identity and address proof can avail of introducer-based enrollment. #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Identity #Aadhaar Card