Category: National

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India’s Untouchables – Gwendolyn Simpson Chabrier

Hypocrisies of caste system – Timely reminder to Indians: In THE ASIAN AGE,  PATRALEKHA CHATTERJEE,  Apr 21, 2017 The book comes across as one about caste as seen through a Western lens.  Grove Press, pp. 272, Rs 1,088 (Note: This article is...

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Prohibition deepens rather than solves problems

Resist ban mania –  Rulers have  to understand that prohibition deepens rather than solves problems – April 11, 2017,  Times of India Editorial (Note: It is useless to send out executive orders which can’t be executed. Eating and drinking habits differ from people to...

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Lord Krishna Eve-teaser?

In the pic: Lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan Ink hurled at Prashant Bhushan’s house after his ‘offensive’ comment on Lord Krishna. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:April 3, 2017 Around 7-8 people came outside his house seeking apology from hushan for his 'insulting' comments on the deity. (Note:...

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India’s racist mindset must change – Racism runs deep

Editorial  in the Statessman,  March 31, 2017. (Note: Why has not our honourable Prime Minister uttered a word of condemnation, regret and shame – condemnation for the racist attack, regret for proclaiming to the global community,‘we are racists’ and shame...

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Not godly to be intolerant of those who question God

  Murder of Coimbatore atheist – March 21, 2017  Renuka Bisht in TwinkleTwinkle, Times of India (Note: What marks out humans from animals is his capacity to question, to have an opinion of his/her own, to be different. To be different  is not...

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After my fast, BJP offered me crores to contest Manipur polls

(Published   in Deccan Chronicle, Feb 13, 2017 – pic: 44-year-old rights activist Irom Sharmila (Photo: AP)  Irom Sharmila claims –  Manipur will vote for 60 assembly constituencies which is to be held in two phases (Note: Sharmila richly deserved the title...

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New report exposes India’s mistreatment of minorities

 Religious/ethnic mistreatment, India – Ritu Sharma, in Matters India, India. February 13, 2017 It elaborates on how laws discriminate against Christians and Muslims. (In the pic: Indian Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Allahabad late on Dec. 24, 2016. Last year...

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Cockfight: Sasikala vs Panneerselvam!

Kuldip Nayar, in the Statesman, Kolkotta,February 9, 2017 (Note: The cock-fight in Chennai now is between Panneerselvam and Sasikala, the latter a bête noire in public eye and the other, a man approved or “an affable man” due to his...

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Sasikala politics – Backroom to the front-stage

Editorial in the Hindu, FEBRUARY 07, 2017  (Note: An orchestrated drama is being enacted  to fool the public that Sasikala’s rise to CM’s post is through due process. It is very doubtful that a person who never won an election...

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UAE military takes part in Republic Day parade

68th Republic Day in India – IANS | New Delhi January 26, 2017 | 11:10 AM The UAE Army contingent (Photo: AFP)          (Note: Just to be in touch with the 68th Republic Parade visually. Editor) A 149-member UAE military contingent took...

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Gandhi grandson slams Modi on Khadi calendar row

In SouthLive (http://en.southlive.in/india, January 14, 2017 ‘Charkha in hands and Nathuram in heart, no sin in calling a joker a joker;’ Gandhi’s great-grandson slams Modi over Khadi calendar row – Thushar Gandhi and Gandhi calendar (Note: Aren’t we living in very,...

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Politics is becoming a bad boys club, a dangal of dabang talk

Bad boys club on political horizon?   By Sagarika Ghose in Times of India,  January 15, 2017 (Note: Frankly speaking journalists and TV anchors are fast disappearing from the landscape of Modiji’s India. Sagarika, Rajdeep, Arnab were most popular on primetime English Indian...

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Demonetisation unplanned both RBI, government clueless

  Robert Vadra lashes out –  IndiaToday.in | Posted by Kritika Banerjee The businessman, who is married to Priyanka Gandhi, took to Facebook to lash out at the government for "its experiment" on people Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, today...

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One man one party show in India?

Will politics shrink in 2017? By Rajdeep Sardesai, in 'Breaking Views', 06 Jan, 2017 (Note: Rajdeep Sardesai as usual raises some sharp pointed questions, the outstanding being: Will our politics shrink into a one man, one party show? It could and if...

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Five states go to polls

From February 4 to March 8, results  on March 11 – DECCAN CHRONICLE Published Jan 4, 2017 Punjab, Goa on February 4, Uttarakhand Feb 15, UP February 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, March 4, 8; Manipur March 4, 8. (In the...

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PM must be made to pay for a cruel joke on people

This speech after note ban? – Prasenjit Bose, Hindustan Times,  Jan 01, 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that lakhs of crores of cash being deposited to the banks itself marks a success of demonetisation is ridiculous, since deposits are banks’...