Tristan Stewart-Robertson
Tristan Stewart-Robertson
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articles by Tristan Stewart-Robertson

Blogs

SC's verdict on Section 377 puts India in the same league as Iraq

Those fabulous people, covered in glitter and with rainbows dangling from fingertips, are, apparently, so dangerous that they are ranked with paedophiles, murderers or rapists.

Blogs

Why we must all pity the royal baby

What possibility does the yet-to-be-born royal baby have for privacy?

World

How Andy Murray's win has turned into a tug-of-war over identity

If only tennis were just about tennis; but in Britain, it's about identity politics.

Blogs

Was London's brutal attack really terrorism?

By repeatedly using the term in news reports, does that make the public's sense of being terrorised worse than the same crime if it was only described as "murder"?

Blogs

Laws alone can't prevent a disaster like the Bangladesh factory collapse

Unless consumer approach in the West changes or countries like Bangladesh come up with strong rules, disasters like the Savar factory collapse will keep occurring.

Blogs

Why Chris Hadfield's "Space Oddity" is the most inspiring YouTube video ever

Some will criticise its musicality probably, but that's mere jealousy of someone able to sing and play guitar, in SPACE. You can't help but smile and even get a bit choked up at the beauty of the planet below.

Tech

Can Google Glass fit into society without breaking the law?

Serious and rational questions need to be asked about technology such as Google Glass and how it fits into the civic landscape. It's easy to get caught up in the debate about whether individuals will buy it and how it will make individual lives better

News & Analysis

Can Google Glass fit into society without breaking the law?

Serious and rational questions need to be asked about technology such as Google Glass and how it fits into the civic landscape. It's easy to get caught up in the debate about whether individuals will buy it and how it will make individual lives better

World

It's time for Maggie Thatcher's haters to move on

To some, Thatcher was the authoritative mother they craved. To others, she was the patronising father that became a symbol of teenage-natured rebellion. She cozied up to dictators, but name me a politician who hasn't done the same since.

Blogs

Ford ad another example of why Indian thinking must change

Having an ad with women tied up in the boot of a car wouldn't matter if the men viewed it as a fiction. The Ford India ad is a problem because too many people CAN'T tell the difference between words and images and their own actions.

Blogs

The Leveson effect: Scotland to regulate all media... and social media

Lord McCluskey, in his effort to create a Scottish version of Leveson, said what some American journalism thinkers already do: that anyone considered to be publishing will be automatically covered by a Scottish press bill.

Blogs

Surprised at a conservative Pope? Were you expecting Lady Gaga?

Many have already dismissed Frank as a conservative and homophobe. I'm not sure who atheists, liberals and others expected as Pope - Lady Gaga?

Blogs

Venezuela is creating a Chavez cult: Here's why it might backfire

Chavezism - if you want to call it that - had its devotees and its detractors, and always will. The question is whether that sets the country up for ongoing and intractable division.

Blogs

Why plight of Lankan Tamils highlights the hypocrisy of nations

Negotiation rarely if ever has stopped the massacre of people by their own nation. And other nations simply don't want to intervene, unless there's oil. . . and even then, it's usually long after there's no people left to save.

World

Sequestration cuts and the US: Don't expect things to improve

The standoff between the US legislators may look ideological on the surface, and for some it is, but this is about positioning for the next election cycle in 2014 and ultimately 2016.

World

How should history judge Pope Benedict's legacy?

There are two sides of the religious coin: internal and external. The external is what is retiring; it is what we see, interact with, and disagree with. We see glimpses of the internal, but may never truly "know" it. Perhaps this retirement will let us.

Entertainment

Oscar Awards: No more just an American film awards show

Hardly any of the films were straight-forward "American" this year at the Oscars.

Blogs

From the Pope to Pistorius: Why are we being so insensitive?

Our own reactions to these events have shown a level of disrespect - for the beliefs of others; for the victim of a crime - and a level of cynicism that is unfortunate, but understandable. We simply don't know how to process genuinely shocking news.

Blogs

Delhi unsafe for women? Blaming Dikshit absolves men

The more value we attach to each other, the easier it is to respect each other and, hopefully, not commit a crime against an other.

Blogs

Boo to the bashers: Why I still want a BlackBerry 10

Always a fan of the underdog, the more my friends and colleagues abandon BlackBerry for the alternatives of the masses, the more I want to stick with RIM.