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Paintings of 'gopis' in bikinis to banners protesting diktats: Bechara freedom of expression in India

Apr 17, 2015

Paintings of 'gopis' in bikinis to banners protesting diktats: Bechara freedom of expression in India

The fact that Akram Hussain's painting is mediocre is besides the point. Freedom of expression extends to mediocre paintings and stupid speech as well. #India #BJP #CriticalPoint #MF Husain #Charlie Hebdo #painting #Freedom of Expression #Shaina NC #Akram Hussain #Nana Chudasama #Krishna in bar
Assam artist's painting shows Krishna in a bar, mobbed by bikini-clad gopis; Hindutva groups see red

Apr 14, 2015

Assam artist's painting shows Krishna in a bar, mobbed by bikini-clad gopis; Hindutva groups see red

Akram Hussain, whose works were being showcased in Guwahati's State Art Gallery, now has an FIR lodged against him in the local police station. #Assam #Hinduism #Hindutva #Lord Krishna #Lord Krishna in a bar #Akram Hussain
Saif Ali Khan's 'Go Goa Gone' to release in Japan on 21 March

Mar 03, 2015

Saif Ali Khan's 'Go Goa Gone' to release in Japan on 21 March

Actor Saif Ali Khan's zombie-comedy 'Go Goa Gone' will be released in Japan on 21 March. The 2013 film directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, also featured Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta and Anand Tiwari. #Vir Das #Om Shanti Om #Kunal Khemu #English Vinglish #Puja Gupta #Krishna DK
Walmart plans 15 cash-and-carry stores in Andhra

Feb 17, 2015

Walmart plans 15 cash-and-carry stores in Andhra

Retail giant Walmart is planning to open 15 cash-and-carry stores in Andhra Pradesh in the next five years, the state government said today. This was stated by President and CEO of Walmart India Krishna Iyer during a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu #Walmart #Andhra Pradesh #Krishna Iyer #N. Chandrababu Naidu #Cash and Carry stores
An open letter to Arvind Kejriwal: Go ahead, be an anarchist

Feb 14, 2015

An open letter to Arvind Kejriwal: Go ahead, be an anarchist

As Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal gets ready to take oath as CM of Delhi, our senior editor Sandipan Sharma writes an open letter to whom many in Delhi consider a man of hope. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #AAP #Trilokpuri #Krishna Nagar #Delhi Assembly Election 2015

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Dahi handi From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 10, 2012

Dahi handi From prank to political platform, but a sport?

A small lobby has started exploring the possibility of making dahi handi a sport and getting it recognition like what kabaddi has. It could need standardisation of the height at which the handis are placed, the number of tiers in the human pyramid. #CultureDecoder #Krishna Janmashtami #dahi handi
When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

Jul 01, 2012

When Hindutva replaces rational thought in our green movements

By using particular icons and tapping specific belief systems, many environmentalists and conservationists reaffirm the worldviews of the dominant caste and religion. Can we preach respect for nature while practicing hegemony over other people? #TheLongView #Hindutva #Vrindavan #International Society for Krishna Consciousness #Tehri dam #Sunderlal Bahuguna