Archive for April, 2012

Do millions who subsist on artery-clogging street food matter in this debate, asks VRINDA GOPINATH

Apr 11, 2012 1 Comment

Now, if the Archangel of the Moong Sprouts, Sunita Narain, believes she has guilt-tripped parents in urban India by her scaremongering statistics on the heavy doses of trans-fat in popular foods, she is in for a nasty surprise. A straw poll among colleagues with kids scattered in cities have basically told her to get stuffed. [...]

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Will the media stop mocking Indian activists and liberals, and not play the state’s authoritarian game?

Apr 11, 2012 1 Comment

Pakistan has Asma Jahangir and I A Rehman. They are indomitable of spirit, fearless in action, forever battling the state to provide a voice to the helpless and marginal. In India too, there are many such bravehearts, who don’t subscribe to the dubious dictum that the state can do no wrong. Among them is Gautam [...]

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