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Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

Apr 29, 2016

Summer of scandals! Panama Papers, Ishrat, 9/11, now AgustaWestland

April is the cruellest month, said TS Eliot. It has certainly been true this year in the context of scandals involving politics and the establishment #Sonia Gandhi #Lashkar-e-Taiba #P. Chidambaram #TheLongView #Narendra Modi #Ishrat Jahan #Bofors #9/11 attacks #AgustaWestland #Panama Papers
How Hooda took a page from Raja's book to benefit his chosen builders

Apr 28, 2016

How Hooda took a page from Raja's book to benefit his chosen builders

During his roughly 10-year stint as chief minister, Hooda came out with as many as three master plans for Gurgaon — 2021, 2025 and 2031 #A Raja #TheLongView #Haryana #Gurgaon #Robert Vadra #Land deals #HUDA #BS Hooda #Justice SN Dhingra Commission
The TN2016 Youth Vote: First-gen learners in Tamil Nadu push back as poverty and odds threaten to overwhelm them

Mar 17, 2016

The TN2016 Youth Vote: First-gen learners in Tamil Nadu push back as poverty and odds threaten to overwhelm them

Youngsters in Tamil Nadu are confused and angry. After battling immense odds to pull themselves out of the cycle of poverty and illiteracy, these first generation graduates hope to finally find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. #Tamil Nadu #TheLongView #Poverty #Education #youth #illiteracy #Youngsters #TN2016 #First generation learners #College graduates
Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Mar 17, 2016

Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Set against the banning of dance bars by the Maharashtra Government ten years ago, the Supreme Court in a recent landmark verdict has directed the police to issue licenses to the dance bars from 15 March, 2016. The fundamental right to livelihood enshrined under the Indian Constitution has been reaffirmed by the Apex Court and in what appears to be a morality versus livelihood debate, livelihood has won #TheLongView #Supreme Court #Law #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Sexuality #dance bars #Desire #Apex Court #Sex work #Dance bar licenses #Right to Livelihood
Like it or not, #Trump bhaisaheb is social media jock for US millennials - and lessons here for our desi boys

Mar 17, 2016

Like it or not, #Trump bhaisaheb is social media jock for US millennials - and lessons here for our desi boys

When the young show up at polling stations, democratic governments will listen up. Social media is adding a new dimension to that argument - provoke the young to get to the polling station first. #TheLongView #Modi #USelections #millennials #Trump
The TN2016 youth vote: High fees, poor education and zero training are the biggest crises for Tamil Nadu students

Mar 16, 2016

The TN2016 youth vote: High fees, poor education and zero training are the biggest crises for Tamil Nadu students

A state government in stagnation for over a decade does not bode well for the future of young, bright minds in the southern state. Post May 2016, the new government will have to act swiftly to relieve varied and enormous burdens from the young shoulders of Tamil students. #Youth Vote #Tamil Nadu #TheLongView #language #students #TN #Tamil students #FirstpostGroundReport #TN2016 #Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections #Governance issues
The #TN2016 youth vote: Tamil Nadu youth bear the brunt of police action, spiralling into a cycle of poverty and unemployment

Mar 15, 2016

The #TN2016 youth vote: Tamil Nadu youth bear the brunt of police action, spiralling into a cycle of poverty and unemployment

As urban slums turn into roiling dense congested masses of humans, the youth of the state want to get out of the claustrophobic, vicious cycle of poverty, crime and corruption. #Youth Vote #TheLongView #Poverty #Unemployment #youth #TN2016 #Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections #TN Assembly