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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 #India #ToTheContrary #IPL #football #Voters #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Voter Selfie
In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

Apr 23, 2014

In defence of Shazia Ilmi: She was not being communal

She should not have used that expression ' you have to be communal' - even if she used it ironically, in jest or to convey a paradox. #ToTheContrary #communalism #Muslims #Azam Khan #AAP #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Shazia Ilmi #Communal #secular #Togadia
Sacking Moyes is the only good decision Man Utd made all season

Apr 23, 2014

Sacking Moyes is the only good decision Man Utd made all season

The signs were there from the start. It was a bad mistake, we all should agree and move on. Period! #Sports #ToTheContrary #football #English Premier League #Manchester United #David Moyes
Why we can't blame just Penguin for pulping Doniger's book

Feb 16, 2014

Why we can't blame just Penguin for pulping Doniger's book

We must not blame the law here. The problem is expecting that a benevolent and broadminded judiciary will thread the needle. #Books #India #ToTheContrary #Penguin #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History #Section 295 A
Why Moily's clearance sale should not shock the green lobby or comfort India Inc

Jan 12, 2014

Why Moily's clearance sale should not shock the green lobby or comfort India Inc

The rabid greens want to save everything. And nothing is enough for the growth hawk. They can curse or cheer the project clearance spree but neither benefits from their all-or-nothing battle. #ToTheContrary #Environment #Environment Ministry #Veerappa Moily #India Inc #Indian Inc #Green Activists
Karnataka's decision to catch elephants in Hassan district is laudable

Oct 20, 2013

Karnataka's decision to catch elephants in Hassan district is laudable

Although anathema to many experts and most activists, removal is often the only solution for wildlife and people caught in acute, irreversible conflict. #India #ToTheContrary #Karnataka #Animals #States #Elephants #Wildlife conservation
Wake up India, neither Modi nor Rahul will solve your problems

Aug 19, 2013

Wake up India, neither Modi nor Rahul will solve your problems

It says a lot about us when not even a thousand of the big fat web warrior brigade, that tweets and comments 24x7 on everything that mentions a Modi or a Gandhi, apparently in the interest of a better India, could not find two landmark judgments significant enough to merit any attention. #Politics #India #ToTheContrary #Congress #BJP #Environment #Narendra Modi #Supreme Court #Rahul Gandhi #Uttarakhand #Hydel Projects #Mineral mining #Big Corporates
Govt vs citizen: Should we ban things we can't control?

Aug 13, 2013

Govt vs citizen: Should we ban things we can't control?

It is convenient for bureaucrats to ban anything they find difficult to understand or control. But in doing this they are working against the citizen's interests. #ToTheContrary #Regulators #Citizens' Rights #Percy Mistry
Here are 5 reasons why the IBL is fantastic

Jul 25, 2013

Here are 5 reasons why the IBL is fantastic

The recently-concluded IBL auctions at Delhi may have been interesting and astonishing to some and disappointing and frustrating for others - but for me it was excitement through and through. #Sports #ToTheContrary #Badminton #Indian Badminton League
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