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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
Misreading between the lines: Why Kejriwal's swearing in speech evokes fear and concern

Feb 16, 2015

Misreading between the lines: Why Kejriwal's swearing in speech evokes fear and concern

How we perceive events and people around us reflects a lot about us; doesnt it? Kejriwals success and speech posed a challenge to the set beliefs of many of his critics. #ToTheContrary #BJP #Delhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Hindutva #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Delhi Assembly Election 2015
Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films first

Feb 14, 2015

Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films first

Pahlaj Nihalani, the new Censor board chief is nursing delusions of being the Dada Phalke of todays Indian cinema. But somebody should quickly remind him of what he once was: a poor clone of Dada Kondke, #ToTheContrary #JustSaying #Censor Board #Aankhen #Censor Board chief #Pankaj Nihalani
Beware a Congress-mukt Bharat: AAP is not the BJP counter that India needs

Feb 11, 2015

Beware a Congress-mukt Bharat: AAP is not the BJP counter that India needs

Despite all its sins, Congress has a cogent philosophy and a worldview; a mass base even if it has been neglected and allowed to rust; and an instinctive feel for the inherent cultural diversity of this country. #Politics #India #ToTheContrary #Congress #BJP #RSS #Bharat #AAP
Dear Indians, please calm down: Obama didn't single out India for his intolerance remark

Feb 07, 2015

Dear Indians, please calm down: Obama didn't single out India for his intolerance remark

Oh my god! Obama talked about religious intolerance! And he name checked India. Whaaaat? Bring on the totally cooked up media-fueled controversy. #Gandhi #White House #India #Barack Obama #ToTheContrary #BJP #US #Twitter #Narendra Modi #religious intolerance
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