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Mann ki Baat: Obama and Modi talk of humble roots, focus on social issues

Jan 28, 2015

Mann ki Baat: Obama and Modi talk of humble roots, focus on social issues

A special radio programme Mann Ki Baat featuring Obama and Modi was aired, devoid of any hard issues like politics and foreign affairs but focussed on social issue and personal matters related to the two leaders. #Social Issues #Obama #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #TheySaidIt #Modi #US President #Mann Ki Baat #Obama in India #Obama visit #Joint Statement on Radio
Photos: Obama, Modi make radio fashionable again with joint 'Mann Ki Baat' show

Jan 28, 2015

Photos: Obama, Modi make radio fashionable again with joint 'Mann Ki Baat' show

President Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi hosted a 35-minute special broadcast of 'Mann Ki Baat', which marked the bonhomine between the two leaders and touched on issues like the girl child, public health and the personal experiences of the two leaders. #Social Issues #Barack Obama #Narendra Modi #ImagesOfTheDay #Girl child #Public health #Radio #Mann Ki Baat
The ugly truth about Indian divorce Why the new cabinet law is important

Jul 18, 2013

The ugly truth about Indian divorce Why the new cabinet law is important

The end of even the worst marriage usually spells disaster for the average Indian woman. The reason are our lopsided divorce laws, but will changing the law make any difference? #Social Issues #India #Marriage #Divorce #Family law #GoodReads
A modest man focused on the poor Who is Pope Francis?

Mar 14, 2013

A modest man focused on the poor Who is Pope Francis?

The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a theological conservative with a strong social conscience, known for his negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests. #Social Issues #Religion #Poverty #Pope #Church #Pope Francis
Corruption karma? Citing culture is pure bunkum

Jul 16, 2012

Corruption karma? Citing culture is pure bunkum

Corruption is not, as commentators claim, a defining element of Indian 'culture'. And it doesn't preclude the need for strong anti-corruption laws. #Social Issues #HowThisWorks #Corruption #Lokpal Bill #Culture
Decoding Obamas healthcare revolution lessons for India?

Jun 29, 2012

Decoding Obamas healthcare revolution lessons for India?

Its high time that public health became a political issue in the elections as corruption or law and order has been. This is where civil society has got to play an important role. #Social Issues #HowThisWorks #India #Medicare #Health insurance #Obama healthcare policy
Will Jairam succeed in potty training half a billion Indians?

Jun 26, 2012

Will Jairam succeed in potty training half a billion Indians?

Addressing sanitation in isolation is a futile and wasteful expenditure of the tax payers money. Instead, Jairam and the UPA should address poverty and the structural issues. #Social Issues #OnOurMind #Jairam Ramesh #Public health #Sanitation #Defecation
Now Bihar can 'like' or 'dislike' govt activities on Facebook

Jun 22, 2012

Now Bihar can 'like' or 'dislike' govt activities on Facebook

Bihar turned to social-networking sites on Friday to reach out to people, especially the young, and start communicating with them over policy and governance issues related to the state. #social media #facebook #Social Issues #ThisisNext #Twitter #bIhar #Social information processing
Is Aamir Khan India's Bill Clinton on public health?

Jun 21, 2012

Is Aamir Khan India's Bill Clinton on public health?

Aamir is perfectly right in campaigning for generic drugs. About 80 percent of our health issues can be addressed by generic versions (copies) of the original drugs that are priced several times higher. #Social Issues #Aamir Khan #ToTheContrary #Generic drug #Satyamev Jayate
Romney avoids questions on Obama's new immigration policy

Jun 18, 2012

Romney avoids questions on Obama's new immigration policy

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney refused to say in an interview that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. #Social Issues #Barack Obama #Mitt Romney #US2012 #US Presidential Elections 2012