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Tarun Sagar, male gaze and the legislative assembly: Is obscenity limited to men's definitions?

Aug 29, 2016

Tarun Sagar, male gaze and the legislative assembly: Is obscenity limited to men's definitions?

When invited by the Haryana Education Minister to speak at the assembly, Jain Digambar monk Tarun Sagar arrived wearing his religion on his sleeves – stark naked. #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Haryana #Vidhan Sabha #Jain Monk #Male gaze #tarun sagar #female gaze #Digamber
Vijay Mallya Vs banks in SC: The liquor baron isn't an easy catch

Aug 29, 2016

Vijay Mallya Vs banks in SC: The liquor baron isn't an easy catch

Six months after liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose grounded airline Kingfisher owes Rs 9,000 crore to 17-banks, left the country to UK, the case hasn’t made any serious progress yet. #Kingfisher Airlines #InMyOpinion #Vijay Mallya #NPAs #PSU banks #bad loans #wilful defaulters #brand auction
India won't benefit from demographic dividend: Mass unemployment, unrest looms ahead

Aug 28, 2016

India won't benefit from demographic dividend: Mass unemployment, unrest looms ahead

In four years, India will have the world's largest population of working people, about 87 crore in all. When nations reach a high ratio of such people, they are expected to earn something called a demographic dividend. #India #China #Population #InMyOpinion #Urban MIddle Class #india population #demographic dividend #India working class #india work force
Haji Ali Dargah ruling is path-breaking as court relied on Constitution, not Quran or Hadiths

Aug 27, 2016

Haji Ali Dargah ruling is path-breaking as court relied on Constitution, not Quran or Hadiths

The Bombay High Court's decision permitting women to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Haji Ali Dargah is therefore a right step in the revolution of the Indian mind and will stir debate among the new generation of Muslim women. #India #Islam #InMyOpinion #Haji Ali Dargah #Ajmer #empowerment #Quran #Muslim women #Khwaja Gharib Nawaz #woman liberation #women equality
Odisha tragedy: Applaud Dana Majhi, his defiant walk gave his wife dignity in death

Aug 27, 2016

Odisha tragedy: Applaud Dana Majhi, his defiant walk gave his wife dignity in death

The sight of Dana Majhi carrying his wife's body for over 10 km in Odisha stirred a debate about the role of society and the state in tending to our dead. #InMyOpinion #Kalahandi #Odisha #Munshi Premchand #Dashrath Manjhi #Indrani Mukherjee #Dana Majhi #Kafan
Haji Ali and entry of women: With one move, Bombay HC has struck at the roots of oppressive religious practices

Aug 27, 2016

Haji Ali and entry of women: With one move, Bombay HC has struck at the roots of oppressive religious practices

The bench, however, has granted a six-week stay on the order on a request by the Haji Ali Dargah Trust to enable it to go on appeal before the Supreme Court. #Feminism #Islam #InMyOpinion #Bombay High Court #Maharashtra #Protectionism #Haji Ali #sexism #Menstruation #Gender Roles #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Haji Ali ruling
Pellet guns vs PAVA shells: Save 'innocent' individuals but don't compromise safety of forces

Aug 26, 2016

Pellet guns vs PAVA shells: Save 'innocent' individuals but don't compromise safety of forces

The Centre would do well to examine that while Pakistan is using aerial and artillery bombardment on its population periodically, it has forced India to go for banning pellet guns through well orchestrated information warfare. #InMyOpinion #Crowd control #pellet guns #Central Armed Police Forces #tear gas #Burhan Wani #PAVA shells #Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide #non-lethal weapons #stun grenades #Skunk
Haji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC judgement breaks male appropriation of religion

Aug 26, 2016

Haji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC judgement breaks male appropriation of religion

Once again, the judiciary has stood up for women. The Bombay High Court judgment upholding the right of women devotees to go right up to the sanctum sanctorum of the city’s popular Haji Ali Dargah is a valuable enunciation of fundamental rights of women vis-a-vis the rules laid down by male custodians of religion. #Congress #BJP #InMyOpinion #Hindutva #Bombay High Court #Sabarimala #Haji Ali Dargah #Muslims #Feminists