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Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population

Jan 15, 2016

Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population

The Sabarimala shrine has historically been open to only male devotees because women experience menstruation and that is traditionally considered ‘impure’. #Feminism #Kerala #Sabarimala #Tirupati #In My Opinion #Menstruation #Feminism in India #periods #rituals #Prayar Gopalakrishnan #Devaswom #Happytobleed #Smash the patriarchy #faith and feminism
Pathankot attack: Modi's gambit appears to be working as Pak shakes off default denial mode

Jan 14, 2016

Pathankot attack: Modi's gambit appears to be working as Pak shakes off default denial mode

Even as the government tries to evolve a coherent and meaningful policy for India to engage with Pakistan, the pertinent question arises: are we expecting too much from Pakistan? #India #Pakistan #NewsTracker #terror #Pathankot #Talks #In My Opinion #bilateral talks #Kashir
The Paris attacks shows us the selective outrage of the western world

Nov 17, 2015

The Paris attacks shows us the selective outrage of the western world

With Paris in mind, Lebanese users across Twitter and Facebook are wondering why their disaster didn't receive the same treatment. #Obama #President Obama #France #NewsTracker #Paris #In My Opinion #islamic-state #ISIS #Daesh #Paris attacks #outrage #Selective outrage
Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Jul 28, 2015

Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Salman Khan is hardly the poster boy for any miscarriage of justice issue. But in the end all he did was express an opinion. #Bollywood #Salman Khan #Ek Tha Tiger #Salim Khan #Tiger Memon #Freedom of Expression #In My Opinion #Yaqub Memon
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
The Congress-Tharoor argument on PM's Principal Secy is flawed

Jul 12, 2014

The Congress-Tharoor argument on PM's Principal Secy is flawed

The Congress party's criticism of the Bill to amend the Trai Act to enable the appointment of a former Chairman as Principal Secretary of the PM has no legs to stand on. #InMyOpinion #PMO #Trai Chairman #In My Opinion #Nripendra Misra #Modi's Principal Secretary #PM's Principal Secretary
Modi's power push: Delhi's power elite is kicking and screaming

Jun 27, 2014

Modi's power push: Delhi's power elite is kicking and screaming

Some of the moves made by the Modi government or his ministers have been criticised for violating constitutional norms. He clearly needs to be careful, but can the Congress system of patronage and corruption be uprooted by being nice? #Modi #Gopal Subramanium #In My Opinion #FYUP #Patronage System #Congress Culture
Why NGOs need to be brought down from their high pedestal

Jun 16, 2014

Why NGOs need to be brought down from their high pedestal

NGOs are an essential feature of democracy, but they need not all be seen as do-gooders who can't be questioned. They are driven by vested interests and moral certitudes, need and greed, just as corporations are. #NGOs #In My Opinion #Corporations #Vested Interests #The Profit Motive