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Earth to Congress: Forget leader of opposition, focus on winning seats

Jul 04, 2014

Earth to Congress: Forget leader of opposition, focus on winning seats

The Congress thinks its entitled to be leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha despite not winning 10 percent of the seats. But if it expects that fight to garner public sympathy it's mistaken. #Congress #ToWhatEffect #Rahul Gandhi #Mallikarjun Kharge #Leader of Opposition
Thinking phoren: Why is Flipkart hiring from Harvard and Stanford?

Jun 04, 2014

Thinking phoren: Why is Flipkart hiring from Harvard and Stanford?

India's largest online retailer (outside ticketing and travel) is planning to recruit from the Ivy League institutions even though its business is largely based out of India. Is this a good idea? #ToWhatEffect #Harvard #IITs #IIMs #Diversity #Ivy League #Stanford #Ecommerce #Flipkart. Myntra
How egoistic Nitish cheated Bihar by making Manjhi CM

May 20, 2014

How egoistic Nitish cheated Bihar by making Manjhi CM

Be it principled position or vote bank politics, Nitish has surely betrayed his voters who had given JD(U)-BJP alliance a historic three-fourth mandate to govern and make Bihar a developed state. #Politics #India #BJP #Development #ToWhatEffect #Dalit #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #RJD #JD(U) #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #caste politics #Ram Jitan Manjhi #Mahadalit #Bihar Assembly Elections
Dynasty's decline: Cong answer to flop Rahul can't be Priyanka

May 19, 2014

Dynasty's decline: Cong answer to flop Rahul can't be Priyanka

The Pavlovian response of the Congressman to defeat is to change Rahul and bring in Priyanka. Or ask Sonia to take more active interest in the party's affairs. It is time they realised that their nirvana lies outside Dynasty #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #ToWhatEffect #Rahul Gandhi #Priyanka Gandhi #Elections 2014 #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Defeat of Dynasty #Collective responsibility
College admissions: When will the cut-off mark madness end?

May 07, 2014

College admissions: When will the cut-off mark madness end?

There is no escape from this - the number of quality institutions have to multiply manifold - in arts and science, engineering and management. #India #ToWhatEffect #science #Education #IIT #IIM #Engineering #school #National Institute of Design #College admission #Plus two results
Baiting the BJP bull: Why Sonia Gandhi is the ultimate red rag

Apr 16, 2014

Baiting the BJP bull: Why Sonia Gandhi is the ultimate red rag

Sonia's advantage lies in the BJP's tendency to over-react to her every word. A meager 3-minute speech is still in the headlines because the opposition refuses to let it go. #Politics #India #Sonia Gandhi #BJP #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Arun Jaitley #Meenakshi Lekhi #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Fantasies of Jashodaben: Leave Narendra Modi's wife alone

Apr 11, 2014

Fantasies of Jashodaben: Leave Narendra Modi's wife alone

What is most striking about the coverage of Narendra Modi's marriage are the strikingly different Jashodabens that emerge in each iteration. #Politics #India #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Modi's wife #Jashodaben #Kamlesh Modi
'Italy' Sonia and 'Pak' Kejriwal: Modi back to his bad old ways

Apr 01, 2014

'Italy' Sonia and 'Pak' Kejriwal: Modi back to his bad old ways

After months of carefully constructed makeover rhetoric, Modi has regressed to favorite anti-national slur that once defined his previous ruder, cruder avatar. #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #BJP #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #ToWhatEffect #Indira Gandhi #Arvind Kejriwal #Nationalism #Lok Sabha elections 2014
Dinanath Batra's latest move against Doniger affects other books too

Mar 11, 2014

Dinanath Batra's latest move against Doniger affects other books too

While the Penguin fracas may have helped Doniger's sales, other more important and less known texts are being driven to literary extinction due to censorship. #ToWhatEffect #Wendy Doniger #Paula Richman #On Hinduism #The Hinduism
Kejriwal's first town hall: Big on pyaar, vague on policy

Mar 05, 2014

Kejriwal's first town hall: Big on pyaar, vague on policy

In his first "town hall" meeting, Kejriwal was clearly a man on a mission: "to win people with love". It proved a handy shield against all those thorny questions about Kashmir, Anna, and reservations. #India #ToWhatEffect #Arvind Kejriwal #TV interview #Madhu Trehan #AAP #2014 Lok Sabha Elections #Newslaundry
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