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No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

Apr 24, 2015

No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big deal

The home ministry's decision to scrutinise the usage of funds remitted by the Ford Foundation is more about checking where the money goes rather than a comment on what it thinks of the foundation's orientation #ToTheContrary #Ford Foundation #Teesta Setalvad #Gulbarg Society #MHA #Home Ministry Watch-List #Watch list
Arvind Kejriwal's desperate appointment of 21 'backdoor' ministers may face a legal challenge

Mar 17, 2015

Arvind Kejriwal's desperate appointment of 21 'backdoor' ministers may face a legal challenge

By appointing 21 parliamentary secretaries, who may draw no remuneration but would hold ministerial status, Arvind Kejriwal is probably trying to keep his 67-strong MLA flock together. But the move could face legal hurdles #Politics #India #ToTheContrary #Delhi #Goa #Arvind Kejriwal #Himachal Pradesh #Haryana #Kejriwal #Delhi Assembly #MLAs #Parliamentary Secretaries
Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt story: Did India pay Taliban for his release?

Mar 05, 2015

Jesuit priest Prem Kumar contradicts govt story: Did India pay Taliban for his release?

The family of Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumarhas indicated that the government of India paid ransom money to his captors which eventually led to the release, a charge that the government has denied. #ToTheContrary #Taliban #ransom #hostages #Hostage taking #Jesuit priest #Father Alexis Premkumar #Jesuit priest paid #Ransom to Taliban
Activists, Modi govt oppose Leslee Udwin's BBC documentary on Indian rapists

Mar 04, 2015

Activists, Modi govt oppose Leslee Udwin's BBC documentary on Indian rapists

Activists however have pointed out that there are several problems with the framing of Delhi gangrape documentary and how Udwin has taken a very 'white-saviour-perspective' in the film. #ToTheContrary #Delhi #Delhi gangrape #Mukesh Singh #delhi gangrape accused #16 December Delhi gangrape #Delhi gangrape convicts
Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor's apology shouldn't whitewash US bigotry

Feb 19, 2015

Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor's apology shouldn't whitewash US bigotry

Its no trifling matter that Alabama governor Robert Bentley has apologised to India for the way his police treated Sureshbhai Patel when they threw him onto the ground and left him paralysed. #United States #ToTheContrary #US #Alabama #Sureshbhai Patel #Alabama Police #Alabama Governor #Sureshbhai Patel attacked #Indian man beaten up

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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
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