Archive for May, 2014

A gripping investigation on how JAYANT SINHA, son of Yashwant S, got US billionaires to support Campaign Modi

May 29, 2014 No Comments

By Mark Ames Omidyar Network, as Pando readers know, is the philanthropy arm of eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar. Since 2009, Omidyar Network has made more investments in India than in any other country in its portfolio. These investments were largely thanks to Jayant Sinha, a former McKinsey partner and Harvard MBA, who was hired in [...]

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Despite what Global Retail Cos may say to enter India, food waste here is very low, says DEVINDER SHARMA

May 29, 2014 No Comments

Food wastage in India is not 40 per cent but 5.8-18 per cent in fruits; 6.8 to 12.4 percent in veggies; and 4.3 to 6.1 per cent in cereals.   Wasted food at a landfill site in the United States.  Sometimes, when I am finished with my meal at a marriage ceremony and go out [...]

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Hundreds of tribal villages will be submerged with Modi’s second controversial order

May 29, 2014 No Comments

After all the tall talk about credibility and clean governance, the Narendra Modi government shamelessly cheated the nation on its first day in office. And of all the people, the country’s Law Minister is caught lying on live TV! The NDA government led by Narendra Modi met for the first time on Tuesday. After the [...]

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MOHAN GURUSWAMY agrees with OMAR ABDULLAH on Article 370 giving Kashmir’s special status

May 29, 2014 No Comments

Omar Abdullah is right. Abrogate Article 370 and you abrogate J&K’s special relationship with India. What we need to understand are as folows: Article 1 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir states that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is and shall be an integral part of the Union of India. Article 5 states [...]

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But, what if the Cult you helped create pounces to “Modify” you, asks VRINDA GOPINATH

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Funny, it now seems, every election is determined by the people who show up… in the media today. If there was one running theme that split the political class in half in the raucous media debates this election season was the safety of the country’s civilizing plurality or diversity, with one side proclaiming it was [...]

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Clearly, the editorial department at OPEN mag had an election erection, writes Shuddhabrata Sengupta

May 20, 2014 No Comments

The televised coronation (or should I say Rajyabhishek) of Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi has featured a supremely photogenic set (the Dasashwamedh Ghat in Benaras), a chorus line of calisthenic priests lining the riverfront of the Ganga with blazing torches, a script (being written, even as the epic is being canned, in every television studio and editorial [...]

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Democracy is one of them, says KAJAL BASU

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Got to remember. Put this down in your mnemonic bank: 1. Just because he made PM, it doesn’t mean that #NarendraModi won’t have to answer for the 2002 riots. 2. Just because #NaMo has an absolute majority doesn’t mean he can toss the states, or override his own Cabinet ministers (as that saffronista touchstone Arun [...]

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Be a good neighbour & no, we do not want to live in your country, says NADINE MURSHID

May 14, 2014 No Comments

Dear Mr. Modi, It has come to our attention that you are about to head the next government in India. Many congratulations. It has also come to our attention that you have been saying un-neighborly things about us, Bangladesh and Bangladeshis. We are deeply hurt by your comments, but we are open to forgiveness. We are [...]

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Noted lawyer INDIRA JAISING pays her heartfelt tribute to the late MUKUL SINHA

May 14, 2014 No Comments

(Mukul Sinha was a renowned plasma physicist, from IIT Kanpur, who founded the Jan Sangharsh Manch in 1990, an organisation of lawyers and activists for trade unions, in Gandhinagar. He was the legal force behind the survivor-victims of Gujarat carnage 2002, and was also instrumental in exposing all the FIVE fake encounter cases, thus dragging [...]

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MOHAN GURUSWAMY on Modi’s capitulation to RSS, Jaitley’s to Modi among other notes

May 12, 2014 No Comments

Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh are now in the RSS office at Jhandewalan in New Delhi reporting to the Sarsangchalak, Mohan Bhagwat, on the recent campaign. This reflects the essential power-shift difference between the BJP of the Vajpayee-Advani era and the BJP now. The RSS bosses always called on Vajpayee and Advani. I have seen [...]

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