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Dec 16, 2015
Chennai floods: Bureaucrat refutes expert's analysis of development planThe bureaucrat tasked with preparing the Chennai City Development Plan-2009, which forms the crux of Firstpost’s two-part series on the floods (read here and here) that afflicted the city earlier this month, MG Devasahayam, has refuted assertions made by the expert, AK Roy, quoted in the second segment.
May 04, 2015
Facts ignored: What the complaint against Kumar Vishwas reveals about the 'illicit relationship'All it took was a news flash that AAP leader Kumar Vishwas had been summoned by the Delhi Commission for Women over some charges
Apr 24, 2015
No need for outrage: MHA decision to put Ford Foundation on watch-list is no big dealThe 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
Mar 17, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal's desperate appointment of 21 'backdoor' ministers may face a legal challengeBy 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
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.
Mar 04, 2015
Activists, Modi govt oppose Leslee Udwin's BBC documentary on Indian rapistsActivists 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.
Feb 19, 2015
Attack on Sureshbhai Patel: Alabama governor's apology shouldn't whitewash US bigotryIt’s 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.
Feb 16, 2015
Misreading between the lines: Why Kejriwal's swearing in speech evokes fear and concernHow we perceive events and people around us reflects a lot about us; doesn’t it? Kejriwal’s success and speech posed a challenge to the set beliefs of many of his critics.
Feb 14, 2015
Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films firstPahlaj Nihalani, the new Censor board chief is nursing delusions of being the Dada Phalke of today’s Indian cinema. But somebody should quickly remind him of what he once was: a poor clone of Dada Kondke,
Feb 11, 2015
Beware a Congress-mukt Bharat: AAP is not the BJP counter that India needsDespite 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.