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Can Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's new probe team ensure justice for Jisha?

May 25, 2016

Can Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's new probe team ensure justice for Jisha?

Pinarayi Vijayan’s job will be difficult if he cannot find an equation with the Narendra Modi-government at centre. #UDF #LDF #InMyOpinion #Kerala government #Vijayan #Kerala CM #VS Achutanandan #Kerala Assembly Election 2016
Why shouldn't journalists stand up for the national anthem?

May 25, 2016

Why shouldn't journalists stand up for the national anthem?

Enough of this disrespect and tolerance for it. As if in some way honouring your nation was uncool. #Jammu and Kashmir #InMyOpinion #journalists #National Anthem #Colonel Burns
The glass ceiling: Its 2016 and women still don't have top positions in academia

May 25, 2016

The glass ceiling: Its 2016 and women still don't have top positions in academia

In many premier institutions girls outnumber boys. They account for more than 60 per cent of students in several courses of Jawaharlal Nehru University. #JNU #InMyOpinion #Women #Academia
Xenophobia won BJP Assam, but ahead of UP polls, it's time for new election rhetoric

May 25, 2016

Xenophobia won BJP Assam, but ahead of UP polls, it's time for new election rhetoric

With elections in Uttar Pradesh on the anvil, it could soon be a season of a different brand of vows BJP — in Rama's name. #Bangladesh #InMyOpinion #Sarbananda Sonowal #anti-immigration #Assam Assembly Election 2016 #UP election 2017
NEET row: We need to focus on what is good for the country's health

May 24, 2016

NEET row: We need to focus on what is good for the country's health

If NEET is implemented without a proper thought process, it will benefit urban youth and coaching classes, but will push back rural healthcare by many years. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Health care #NEET #Higher education #CBSE #Medical education #AIPMT #coaching classes
Kiran Bedi gets another bite of the 'Pudu'cherry: Here she comes!

May 24, 2016

Kiran Bedi gets another bite of the 'Pudu'cherry: Here she comes!

As a friend of 32 years, I am happy for Kiran Bedi. She is a tough nut and actually does it her way, often veering off the obviously wise path but ready to espouse any controversy and wear it with the same dedication as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dons a gown on the red carpet at Cannes. #Anna Hazare #kiran bedi #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #Tihar jail #Arvind Kejriwal #Puducherry
Chris Gayle may never understand sexism, but will cricket establishment do the right thing?

May 23, 2016

Chris Gayle may never understand sexism, but will cricket establishment do the right thing?

It would be wonderful if Gayle could recognise why his behaviour is inappropriate, but it's necessary that this is punished severely enough, so that even if the offender doesn't get it, he won't repeat it, for fear of the consequences #Cricket #Chris Gayle #InMyOpinion #West Indies #Royal Challengers Bangalore #sexism #BBL #Mel McLaughlin #Charlotte Edwardes
NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

May 23, 2016

NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

The debate over NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) continues. The states which have private medical colleges have been the most vocal about delaying NEET for just one more year. #InMyOpinion #IIT #NEET #Common entrance test #JEE #National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test #CET #Regional language #Joint Entrance Examinations #parochialisation
Farmer's guarantee for Mallya a cruel joke but Fardeen's weight gain bigger issue

May 23, 2016

Farmer's guarantee for Mallya a cruel joke but Fardeen's weight gain bigger issue

Mr Singh’s accounts of Rs 14000 and Rs 4000 were frozen by the Bank of Baroda because the records showed he had pledged to back Vijay Mallya’s defaults, if any. #Manmohan Singh #Banks #InMyOpinion #farmer #Vijay Mallya #loan #Guarantor
Assembly polls: Five big takeaways from the BJP's success

May 22, 2016

Assembly polls: Five big takeaways from the BJP's success

BJP and Congress need to reach out to the electorate with a greater sense of urgency; this requires long-term planning and engagement with the voters. #BJP #Assembly polls #InMyOpinion #Hindutva #Sangh Parivar #RSS #2016 Assembly Election #Assembly Election 2016