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Underappreciated, selfless, legend: Cricket will be poorer without Kumar Sangakkara

Aug 25, 2015

Underappreciated, selfless, legend: Cricket will be poorer without Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara wasn't a child prodigy but as he left the P Sara Oval, he had 28,016 international runs to his name. #Sports #India #Cricket #Sri Lanka #Kumar Sangakkara #OnOurMinds
Dear Hindutva hot heads, don't thump your chest over yoga, it has nothing to do with religion

Jun 21, 2015

Dear Hindutva hot heads, don't thump your chest over yoga, it has nothing to do with religion

Anyone who has ever done yoga for more than fifteen minutes knows that your religion or passport do not make it easier to focus on your breath or feel the firmness of the earth balanced on one leg. So let’s not thump our chests too much on International Yoga Day. After all the word yoga means to join, not tear apart. #Life #India #Yoga #OnOurMinds #breathing #International Yoga Day #asanas #Gayatri Mantra
The heroes of the Mumbai high-rise fire: It's always 'those people' who come to our rescue

Jun 09, 2015

The heroes of the Mumbai high-rise fire: It's always 'those people' who come to our rescue

Like in the AMRI fire in Kolkata, in the massive blaze in a high rise in Mumbai's Chandivali area, it was people from the neighbouring slum who were the heroes. #Kolkata #Mumbai #Fire #AMRI fire #OnOurMinds #slum dwellers
The AMU library debate: How long can we use 'culture' as a defence for sexism?

Nov 12, 2014

The AMU library debate: How long can we use 'culture' as a defence for sexism?

The Union human resource development ministry took serious note of the matter and sought a report from the institution with Minister Smriti Irani terming the comments made by the AMU head as an "insult to daughters". #Education #Smriti Irani #Aligarh Muslim University #OnOurMinds #Gender bias #Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah #Maulana Azad Library #Women's College
Badaun gangrape: Why Akhilesh Yadav's UP is a crime den

May 31, 2014

Badaun gangrape: Why Akhilesh Yadav's UP is a crime den

Not just rapes, but all kinds of crimes like loot, dacoity and murder are reported across the state on an almost daily basis. While Akhilesh Yadav was voted to power by the people with much hope that his outlook will bring a turnaround in the crime scene of the state, things have only gotten worse. #Uttar Pradesh #Samajwadi Party #Rape #Police #Akhilesh Yadav #Crimes #Etawah #OnOurMinds #gangrape #UP Police #Badaun #Akhilesh government
Cobrapost sting on Babri: How it shows 17 years of Liberhan's wasted effort

Apr 04, 2014

Cobrapost sting on Babri: How it shows 17 years of Liberhan's wasted effort

The Cobrapost sting provides us a glimpse of a deeper conspiracy to bring down the Babri in 1992. However, it is unlikely to bring closure to the issue, which is now in the courts and does not look like ending anytime soon #BJP #Hinduism #OnOurMinds #Babri Demolition #CobraPost Sting #Liberhan Report
Change India: An agenda for the next prime minister

Dec 03, 2013

Change India: An agenda for the next prime minister

The inspiration for Change India is drawn from Heritage Foundation's Mandate for Leadership. Over three decades ago, in the run up to the US Presidential Election of 1980, the Heritage Foundation, one of America's top conservative think tanks, drew up a comprehensive policy agenda for the next President. #OnOurMinds #Think India #Change India #Economic policies
Delhi polls: How did our MLAs get so filthy rich so fast?

Nov 29, 2013

Delhi polls: How did our MLAs get so filthy rich so fast?

The one business that has boomed like no other even as the country’s growth rates have been falling is that of politics. Our MLAs, their affidavits submitted to the Election Commission show, have never been more prosperous and their businesses never more lucrative. #Corruption #assets #Money #OnOurMinds #Association of Democratic Reforms #Sat Prakash Rana #Barkh Singh
Free, fair and fearless: Why it will be difficult for Tehelka to survive

Nov 27, 2013

Free, fair and fearless: Why it will be difficult for Tehelka to survive

"Tehelka is not finished. But Tehelka as it was, an organisation that held high ground is finished," Ram told CNN-IBN during a debate. #Tarun Tejpal #Tehelka #sexual assault #OnOurMinds #Shoma Chaudhury
SC on bureaucracy: an ominous sign of 'govt by judiciary'

Nov 01, 2013

SC on bureaucracy: an ominous sign of 'govt by judiciary'

The Supreme Court’s order makes for pleasant headlines in the current environment of misgovernance. But change must come from within the executive. #India #UPA #Supreme Court #Judiciary #Bureaucracy #OnOurMinds #Ashok Khemka #Durga Shakti Nagpal