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No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Aug 31, 2014

No queerness please, we are Indian Devdutt Pattanaik on the stories they don't tell us

Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik explores the stories that fall into the cracks between traditional notions of masculinity and femininity and discovers a treasure-trove of queerness in Hindu lore. #Hinduism #LGBT #Hindu mythology #Devdutt Pattanaik #GoodReads #Shikhandi #Mahabharat #Rajiv Malhotra #Wendy Doniger #Dina Nath Batra
Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

Aug 28, 2014

Muzaffarnagar's new ghettos Muslims leave their homes, find safety in numbers

These localities in Muzaffarnagar where Muslims are settling have neither water nor power, no sanitation nor any medical facilities. #Uttar Pradesh #Akhilesh Yadav #Communal violence #GoodReads #Muzaffarnagar #Western UP #Hindi-Muslim clashes
Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

Aug 21, 2014

Will Modi's charisma suffice? Weak party, MPs, pose big challenge for popular leaders

The image of Modi as a highly individualistic leader threatens both himself and his opposition, especially in the face of a tidal wave of expectations. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #NDA #GoodReads #Lok Sabha elections #Assembly Elections 2014
Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

Aug 19, 2014

Shakti Mills re-visited Is it wrong to turn a rape survivor into a hashtag?

With that attention-grabbing headline, Sonia Khan writes for GRISTmedia what could be the definitive insider account of the intern who was gang-raped inside Shakti Mills. Definitive because the survivor has not written anything and Khan has written it with her permission. #MediaCrit #Tarun Tejpal #GoodReads #Nirbhaya #Shakti Mills gangrape
Rao decided out of the blue to appoint Manmohan as FM Daman

Aug 18, 2014

Rao decided out of the blue to appoint Manmohan as FM Daman

Manmohan Singh was asleep when PC Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, rang him up frantically to convey Rao's decision to appoint him as finance minister. #Manmohan Singh #Narasimha Rao #PC Alexander #Gursharan Kaur #GoodReads #Morarji Desai #Daman Singh

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Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

Jan 23, 2014

Modi's Mentors: Vasudevrao Talwalkar, the man who lived for RSS

An entire generation of those whom Vasudevrao Talwalkar raised in the Sangh misses him today. And we, who were sheltered in the shadow of this gigantic tree, are forever indebted to him. #Narendra Modi #Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh #GoodReads #Sangh #Vasudevrao Talwalkar
How some rare history books help reconstruct our past

Sep 08, 2013

How some rare history books help reconstruct our past

I am constantly reminded of this as I look for books that were first printed in the centuries before us. #Books #JustSaying #history #Reading history #Moghul empire #Roman Empire #Baburnama

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How some rare history books help reconstruct our past

Aug 29, 2014

Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal a judge’s order this week that denied its request for a sales ban on Samsung products that were found to infringe its patents. A jury in California decided in May that Samsung infringed three of Apple’s patents and awarded the iPhon... #California #Samsung
How some rare history books help reconstruct our past

Aug 29, 2014

Lululemon Is Giving You Permission To Hide Things In Your Boobs

Athletic clothes retailer and yogi favorite Lululemon is selling a tank top that allows you to carry essentials while exercising. The tank features three bra pockets designed to hold “your snacks, money and anything else you need on your run.” Lulule... #California #Samsung
How some rare history books help reconstruct our past

Aug 28, 2014

Kristen Stewart Is Short Haired And Shoeless For ‘Vanity Fair’ France

Between slaying it for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection campaign with braids and then chopping off all of her hair and dyeing it red before the brand’s haute couture show, Kristen Stewart has been giving us beauty inspo all year. But ho... #Paris #Kristen Stewart #Vanity Fair #Chanel #Dallas, Texas #Balenciaga