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The problem in Pune: Sorry Indians, it's we who hate the poor, not McDonald's

Jan 19, 2015

The problem in Pune: Sorry Indians, it's we who hate the poor, not McDonald's

McDonalds is facing a PR crisis of sorts in India. The story of the street kid being thrown is no doubt bad, but the general hypocrisy in this whole tale is hard to miss. #McDonald's #ToTheContrary #Poverty #McDonalds India #street kid
Greenpeace vs Govt: Why NGO agendas and funding need a much deeper scrutiny

Jan 17, 2015

Greenpeace vs Govt: Why NGO agendas and funding need a much deeper scrutiny

Its high time we stopped giving large, well-funded and powerful NGOs a free pass and subject their agendas and their funding sources to the same scrutiny as we would any interest group such as an industry lobby. #ToTheContrary #NGOs #Greenpeace #Modi Govt #Eco Activists and Development
Je Suis Perumal Murugan or Tiruchengode? Free speech vs defamation

Jan 15, 2015

Je Suis Perumal Murugan or Tiruchengode? Free speech vs defamation

There are always two sides to every coin. The controversy over the withdrawal of Perumal Murugan's novel mathorubaagan is about free speech, but surely the temple and community has a reason to feel defamed? #ToTheContrary #Perumal Murugan #The Other Side #Mathorubaagan Controversy #Tiruchengode #Gounders
Arvind Panagariya at Niti Aayog reveals Modi govt's disdain for public sector

Jan 06, 2015

Arvind Panagariya at Niti Aayog reveals Modi govt's disdain for public sector

By appointing Panagariya, the government seems to have sent out a worrying message because the economist enunciates an economic philosophy that prefers growth to welfare. #Economy #India #ToTheContrary #Arvind Panagariya #NREGA #Growth #Welfare #Private sector #Public Sector #Niti Aayog
From ghar wapsi to PK 'protests': Hindutva mob violence is also terrorism

Jan 02, 2015

From ghar wapsi to PK 'protests': Hindutva mob violence is also terrorism

Mob violence is to radical Hindutva groups what guns and grenades are to the revolutionary Left. Mob is the vanguard of rightwing politics, sent to terrorise Hindu-Muslim couples, whether married or romancing each other. #ToTheContrary #RSS #Right wing #Minority #mob violence #ghar wapsi #Godse #reconversion #Hindutva violence

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Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

May 10, 2014

Tradition be damned President Pranab should vote this election

This idea of not voting to be neutral is a claim to false neutrality. If it were to ensure that he was not accused of taking sides in government formation when no party of no pre-poll alliance won a majority, it appear a logic stretched too far #India #ToTheContrary #Pranab Mukherjee #Congress #BJP #Democracy #President #Rashtrapati Bhavan #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Better a voter selfie than an IPL update At least it's inclusive

Apr 26, 2014

Better a voter selfie than an IPL update At least it's inclusive

In that sense, a selfie of the inked finger is a mark of pride of having discharged a duty well. #Politics #Bollywood #IPL #India #ToTheContrary #football #Voters #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Voter Selfie