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Rajiv's killers NDA move may bring sanity to the death penalty debate

Jul 25, 2014

Rajiv's killers NDA move may bring sanity to the death penalty debate

The NDA Solicitor-General has asked a five-judge Supreme Court bench how the families of the other victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination can be left out of the consultation process for the release of convicts. It is the right question to ask #Ajmal Kasab #InMyOpinion #Afzal Guru #solicitor general #Rajiv Killers #Death Penalty #Rajiv Gandhi assassination #Balwant Singh Rajaona #Nalini #Rajiv's killers
Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

Jul 25, 2014

Universal access vital to protect people from vulnerability UN Report

India seriously needs to pay attention. Universal access is not populism as some hawks say, but is a holistic approach that is unavoidable if its serious of the welfare of its people. #India #Development #InMyOpinion #Human Development Index #Populism #Universal healthcare #welfare state #Universal Access #UN development report
Prithviraj Chavan writes for Firstpost Committed to improving child healthcare

Jul 25, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan writes for Firstpost Committed to improving child healthcare

There is no leadership without accountability for nutrition. Maharashtra has shown the way to the rest of the country. Other states are looking to replicate Maharashtra's nutrition mission, writes Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. #InMyOpinion #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #Unicef #Nutrition policy #Lancet
Gaza crisis Modi govt's UNHRC vote against Israel must be lauded

Jul 25, 2014

Gaza crisis Modi govt's UNHRC vote against Israel must be lauded

India has condemned Israel for "disproportionate use of force" and called for an international commission of inquiry to investigate all violations of international humanitarian law. #India #US #Israel #InMyOpinion #UN #Palestine #resolution #Gaza #Israel-Gaza crisis #voting against Israel
Eyeless in Gaza, clueless in India Why we shouldn't care

Jul 24, 2014

Eyeless in Gaza, clueless in India Why we shouldn't care

The Palestinians are the the world's uniquely downtrodden people, nor does India have any stake in the Israel-Gaza conflict. There is no reason for us to try and pander to the local outrage-mongers #India #Congress #Hamas #Israel #InMyOpinion #parliament #Foreign policy #West Asia #UNHRC #Gaza #Kashmiris #Gaza Crisis #Israel-Gaza crisis #Arabs
India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza Why we made a mistake

Jul 24, 2014

India's schizophrenic vote on Gaza Why we made a mistake

India's vote on the Gazan human rights violations is a case of head and heart being torn in different directions. But our vote against Israel is not finally a sign of hard-headed calculations. #Terrorism #Arab World #Israel #InMyOpinion #Saudi Arabia #Palestinians #ISIS #India-israel Ties #Gaza Human Rights
Defining Sania Mirza The BJP-TRS battle over who belongs to Telangana

Jul 24, 2014

Defining Sania Mirza The BJP-TRS battle over who belongs to Telangana

The decision of the Telangana govt to designate Sania Mirza the Brand Ambassador of the state is throwing up questions she never had to confront earlier. #InMyOpinion #Sania Mirza #brand ambassador #Sania Mirza Telangana brand ambassador #Telangana govt
Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim Political goondagardi yet again?

Jul 24, 2014

Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim Political goondagardi yet again?

That the MPs, who as a class, vote privileges onto themselves and consider themselves the only one entitled to the cream of the land, consider that they can protest at anything that goes against their grain. #Politics #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #IRCTC #Rajan Vichare #New Maharashtra Sadan #Arshad Zubair #Anand Paranjape #Sanjiv Naik
Half-truths and lies A biased Urdu press can harm India's secular image

Jul 19, 2014

Half-truths and lies A biased Urdu press can harm India's secular image

As much as the Urdu media is guilty of unethical professional conduct in peddling a one-sided picture of a very complex situation it reveals a disturbingly sectarian worldview that critics are likely to seize on to question the secular claims of Indian Muslims. #InMyOpinion #Shia #Sunni #Akhbar-e-Mashriq #Abu Bakr Baghdadi #Mashriq #Urdu press
Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Jul 19, 2014

Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Booker winner Arundhati Roy is at is again. This time she wants Gandhi's name removed from the institutions named after him. #India #Arundhati Roy #Mahatma Gandhi #Caste #Hindu #Babasaheb Ambedkar #Muslim #In My Opinion #Nathuram Godse #Idealism
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