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India's open defecation crisis Why bring Manusmriti into this?

Jul 25, 2014

India's open defecation crisis Why bring Manusmriti into this?

The issue of open defecation is not a new point in any analysis of maternal and child health. What is wrong is reducing it all to the religious preferences of Hindus and Muslims. #ToTheContrary #Hindus #Muslims #Sanitation #open defecation #Child Survival rates #Manusmriti #Hadith
Salman Khan gives media a crash course on Journalism, promises towel dance

Jul 24, 2014

Salman Khan gives media a crash course on Journalism, promises towel dance

Despite these scandals, Salman Khan is one of Indias most adored superstars and in the eyes of his fans, the actor can do no wrong. #Bollywood #Salman Khan #ToTheContrary #Journalism #Entertainment #Acting #Kick
The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

Jul 22, 2014

The unfair $23 billion tobacco verdict Time for smokers to stop playing dumb

In this day and age it is impossible to say that someone who is smoking is unaware of the damage they are doing to their lungs. #Mamata Banerjee #ToTheContrary #Health #Cigarettes #Second hand smoke #Dr harsh Vardhan #tax on cigarettes #RJ Reynolds
TISS director rubbishes reports that Jairam Ramesh is replacing him

Jul 18, 2014

TISS director rubbishes reports that Jairam Ramesh is replacing him

These rumours began circulating after Jairam Ramesh was spotted at the TISS Campus two weeks ago for a private meeting. #ToTheContrary #Jairam Ramesh #Tata Institute of Social Sciences #TISS #TISS Director
Why Maneka Gandhi needs to do a fact-check on sexual crimes by minors

Jul 15, 2014

Why Maneka Gandhi needs to do a fact-check on sexual crimes by minors

Are 50% of sexual crimes in India being committed by teens? Gandhi would be well-advised to look up the latest crime stats by the NCRB for a reality check. #ToTheContrary #Crime #Rape #NCRB #sexual assault #Maneka Gandhi #National Crime Record Bureau #Juvenile Justice Act #Juveniles
India 'complaining' of US spying won't help: It should protect itself instead

Jul 02, 2014

India 'complaining' of US spying won't help: It should protect itself instead

We need to ask ourselves: what are spy agencies like NSA supposed to do apart from spying? #ToTheContrary #Congress #BJP #Cyber spying #NSA #US Snooping on BJP #Uncle Sam
Don't blame Greenpeace for UPA's sins: What the IB report really says

Jun 18, 2014

Don't blame Greenpeace for UPA's sins: What the IB report really says

If one looks closely at the numbers presented by the Intelligence Bureau, they appear more like an indictment of the UPA government, rather than that of NGOs like Greenpeace. #India #ToTheContrary #GDP #UPA #BJP #Power #electricity #NGO #Greenpeace #Power Projects #Coal power
Shock bras, mobile apps: Why technology can't stop sexual violence

Jun 02, 2014

Shock bras, mobile apps: Why technology can't stop sexual violence

In light of this case, it is right to examine, if indeed technology can offer women safety from sexual assaults. #ToTheContrary #Crimes against women #Delhi gangrape case #Gangrape case #Badaun gangrape case #V With U App #Anti-rape underwear
Muslims are not a minority: Najma's right, timing is wrong

May 29, 2014

Muslims are not a minority: Najma's right, timing is wrong

In a country of such huge diversities, to treat 180 million Muslims are minorities rather than just citizens is pointless. The Indian concept of the minority is partly fictional and serves only a political purpose. #India #ToTheContrary #BJP #Narendra Modi #minorities #Hindus #Muslims #Secularism #Modi government #Minorityism #Najma Heptulla
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