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Narendra Modi's first 100 days weren't bolder But next 100 could be different

Aug 29, 2014

Narendra Modi's first 100 days weren't bolder But next 100 could be different

Modi has managed to disappoint more his fans and his critics by not living up to their expectations in the first 100 days. He is a non-doctrinaire politician whose first priority is to seal his hold on power before making bigger, bolder moves #Economy #India #Narendra Modi #Foreign policy #Federalism #Right wing #Prime Minister Narendra Modi #Modi's 100 Days
Syria Border crossing with Israel seized by rebels

Aug 28, 2014

Syria Border crossing with Israel seized by rebels

The fighting on Syria's side of the Golan frontier spilled over into Israel, with errant fire wounding an army officer. #Syria #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Israel #Bashar al-Assad #Free Syrian Army #Syrian rebels #Golan Heights #Syrian civil war #Nusra Front #Syrian Observatory of Human Rights
Proposed Juvenile Justice Bill violates core principle of UN norms, says NHRC

Aug 27, 2014

Proposed Juvenile Justice Bill violates core principle of UN norms, says NHRC

The proposed Juvenile Justice Bill violates the core principle of juvenile justice provided under UN Convention on Child Rights (UNCCR), the NHRC said today. #UN #TheySaidIt #Government of India #NHRC #National Human Rights Commission #juvenile #Juvenile Justice Bill #UN Convention on Child Rights #UNCCR
Stop intimidating us, rights groups tell Lankan govt

Aug 27, 2014

Stop intimidating us, rights groups tell Lankan govt

Six global human rights groups have jointly asked the Sri Lankan government, President and member states of the Human Rights Council to stop intimidating them and ensure that nobody faced retaliation for cooperating withthe United Nations. #United Nations #Sri Lanka #UNHRC #tamils #lanka #rights groups
Guess who's talking Let's play 'spot the difference' between the RSS and the Left

Aug 27, 2014

Guess who's talking Let's play 'spot the difference' between the RSS and the Left

Modi's India has made for some strange political bedfellows. Sometimes if you don't know who is talking it could be the Leftists or the RSS. #BJP #CPI(M) #Modi #Communist Party #RSS #Modi government #Left #BJP vs RSS #Right

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Aug 28, 2014

NFL commish Roger Goodell admits 'I didn't get it right' on Ray Rice

Saying "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice, NFL commish Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday. A first offense under the new domestic violence policy calls for a six-game suspension, while a second ... #Roger Goodell #National Football League #Ray Rice
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Aug 29, 2014

Myers: Roger Goodell rights big mistake by invoking tougher domestic violence policy

Roger Goodell knew he blew it by going soft on Ravens running back Ray Rice, an impossible-to-defend disciplinary decision involving domestic violence, and although the commissioner won’t get a do-over, he won’t make the same mistake again... #Roger Goodell #Ray Rice
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. Unveils Solar Energy Deal in Myanmar

The U.S. on Thursday unveiled two initiatives in Myanmar, a solar-power plant and a new program to boost labor rights, even as some critics say its government has been backsliding on recent economic and political changes... #Roger Goodell #Ray Rice