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Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

Aug 03, 2015

Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

People are consuming news more through recommendation of their friends rather than going to a news site and as a result, the website of a newspaper is going to lose its prominence going forward. #social media #facebook #Salman Khan #Twitter #InMyOpinion #Death sentence #Instagram #WhatsApp #APJ Abdul Kalam #Yakub Memon
Jumping the gun: Sushma Swaraj's tweet on the release of two Indians in Libya was overzealous

Aug 03, 2015

Jumping the gun: Sushma Swaraj's tweet on the release of two Indians in Libya was overzealous

Sushma Swaraj should not have jumped the gun and tweeted about her government's ability to secure" release of two of the four Indians abducted in Libya. #World #India #Terrorism #sushma swaraj #Libya #InMyOpinion #Sirte #External Affairs Minister #kidnapping #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #abducted Indians #IS
Why the love scene between Tamannah and Prabhas in Baahubali is not 'Rape'

Aug 03, 2015

Why the love scene between Tamannah and Prabhas in Baahubali is not 'Rape'

This scene in Baahubali didnt seem particularly thought-provoking at first, but has generated a lot of conversation of late. #Bollywood #InMyOpinion #Rape #Consent #SS Rajamouli #Baahubali #Prabhas #The rape of avantika #Anna Vetticad #Tamannaah Bhatia #Hindu Businessline
Dear Rajnath, 'Hindu terror' is exactly the word for Abhinav Bharat extremists

Aug 02, 2015

Dear Rajnath, 'Hindu terror' is exactly the word for Abhinav Bharat extremists

Home Minister Rajnath Singh should have pondered deeply over the various types of violence his own ministry tackles before lecturing the Lok Sabha on the inappropriateness of coining the term Hindu terror. #Terrorism #P. Chidambaram #Congress #BJP #InMyOpinion #Rajnath Singh #RSS #NDA #Abhinav Bharat #Hindu terror
Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India doesn't need the death penalty

Aug 02, 2015

Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India doesn't need the death penalty

In India, the risk of executing someone in error is not minor. The Supreme Court has itself acknowledged that death sentences are handed out in a subjective and inconsistent way. Research by Amnesty International and PUCL has shown that whether people are sentenced to death depend on factors ranging from the quality of their lawyers to the idiosyncrasies of judges. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Amnesty International #Yakub Memon
If ICC wants to save bilateral series, it should spend money on cricket, not marketing

Aug 01, 2015

If ICC wants to save bilateral series, it should spend money on cricket, not marketing

If the ICC was serious about protecting Test cricket, it would not only add context to these series as many have called for it would also re-examine its funding priorities. #BCCI #India #Cricket #Australia #InMyOpinion #ICC #England #N Srinivasan #Bilateral series #Dave Richardson #Big Three
Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Aug 01, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Opposition to the death penalty is founded on the belief that retribution is unworthy; it should be abolished because we are a civilised society. These assertions appeal to what Aristotle called the pathos, or emotions, of the public. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Yakub Memon #death punishment #Case for Death Penalty #Yakub Memon Hanging
Why, despite high prices, a revolution in pulses production is still far away

Jul 31, 2015

Why, despite high prices, a revolution in pulses production is still far away

Despite high market prices, and many improved seeds, pulses yields are far from optimum. #Economy #InMyOpinion #Agriculture #chickpea #ICRISAT #arhar #Pulses #Pigeonpea
Buyers can't be fooled all the time: Lessons from a 50% fall in home sales in Delhi

Jul 30, 2015

Buyers can't be fooled all the time: Lessons from a 50% fall in home sales in Delhi

Falling home sales clearly indicate that investors are no longer interested in buying more new homes, given that they are still sitting on the ones they had bought over the last few years. #Black money #InMyOpinion #Knight Frank #National Capital Region #Real estate