Archive for August, 2013

Will Narendra Modi risk the threat of arrest warrant in Britain again, asks VRINDA GOPINATH

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments

  Remember when a terror-stricken Narendra Modi called off his visit to London in March 2005, when he was to address his ardent Gujarati fans on Gujarat Day, at the Royal Albert Hall in London? At that time, Modi, who was to visit London on his way back from the US, was halted right in [...]

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It’s time to banish benign patriarchy of protecting sisterly honour & chastity, writes KAVITA KRISHNAN

Aug 19, 2013 No Comments

The ideology of masculine protectiveness of their women-folk, especially sisters, has deep cultural roots and emotive power. The North Indian festival of ‘raksha bandhan,’ where the sister ties a ‘rakhi’ (a band or string signifying the bond between sister and brother) to her brother, who in return for her sacred gesture of sisterly love, pledges [...]

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A serving Infantry Commander blames politicians, media & retd generals for excess jingoism. By VRINDA GOPINATH

Aug 16, 2013 1 Comment

A serving and starred infantry commander who has served on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu & Kashmir (among other sensitive areas) when his unit was posted on the border a few years ago, not just rubbishes the BJP’s high-pitched drama of “phoney” nationalism, he also castigates the Congress for its “inability” to counter [...]

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And why we end up wanting to throttle somebody, moans FILM DOCTOR

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

Review   Madras Mail (Chennai Express) Director: RohitShetty Cast: Shahrukh Khan, DeepikaPadukone and Tamil Nadu Music: Vi shall Shek-huh you to death Screenplay: What? DOP: Dudley but not more…   Rating: ½ Star The title is very misleading. Firstly, the train plays a part in the film for only the first fifteen minutes. Secondly, the [...]

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