Archive for November, 2014

Kudos to Malayalee Cine Hero MOHANLAL, the only actor to support Kiss of Love protest against ghastly moral policing

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

  MOHANLAL’S BLOG: “A few days back, after seeing his wife off from the Kozhikode railway station, one of my friends was having dinner at a restaurant. He overheard a group of youngsters at the adjacent table discussing the Kiss of Love and moral policing. It seems that one of them said, “I wonder what [...]

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KAVITA KRISHNAN unravels the misogyny behind the BJP spokesperson’s slur on MAYAWATI

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

What does Shaina NC mean when she says, smilingly, she doesn’t know if ‪#‎Mayawati‬ is ‘he or she’? Let’s unpack the ‘joke’. a) Power itself is a ‘manly’ attribute, unsuited for women b) Mayawati isnt married, so she isn’t a womanly woman c) Mayawati has short hair, so she isn’t a womanly woman d) Mayawati [...]

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NO, & here are reasons why we should defend it, a statement by ALL INDIA STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments

The #KissofLove protest against moral policing, initiated in Kerala, has gone viral, with protests being organised by common students and citizens across the country. While the numbers of participants continues to swell, the RSS and ABVP continue to condemn and even threaten it, branding it as an affront to ‘Indian culture’. Ironically, in Kerala, the [...]

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In the Aligarh Muslim Univ vs Times of India fracas, the latter becomes the story unfortunately

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments

RECAP. The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Rtd Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah (earlier Deputy Chief of Army (personal and system)) is branded sexist and finds himself at the center of a debate for banning TOI from AMU campus. The issue and buildup to it are result of simple administrative steps from a straight [...]

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Worthy winners of France’s fiercely contested ‘Prix Pinocchio’ 2014 were selected recognising corporate greed, hypocrisy and malfeasance

Nov 20, 2014 No Comments

The grand winners of the Pinocchio Awards 2014 were Shell, GDF Suez and Samsung, announced at a celebrity-studded ceremony in Paris. This year there were nine nominees for voters to choose between, and a new record was set for the number of votes since the Awards began in 2008: over 61,000 in total. “This demonstrates [...]

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As scraggy socialists mope, the corpulent parivar corps chucks a swell, by VRINDA GOPINATH

Nov 17, 2014 No Comments

There’s a new F-word in the capital’s politicalscape. The recent cabinet expansion had the commentariat, even the gush media, wail about the Narendra Modi government going from fab to flab. What is it about the BJP and Super Size Me? No, it’s not about the expansion of the state but the expansion of the waistline—it’s [...]

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Audio recording of noted historian ROMILA THAPAR’s lecture on why academics must question & debate more

Nov 17, 2014 No Comments

Audio Recording: Romila Thapar ‘To Question or not to Question: That is the Question (The Third Nikhil Chakravartty Memorial Lecture) – South Asia Citizens Webhttp://sacw.net/article9874.html Audio Recording: Romila Thapar ‘To Question or not to Q… This is full audio of the Third Nikhil Chakravartty Memorial lecture delivered by Professor Romila Thapar on the 26th October [...]

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Why does Malala’s Nobel bother so many on the Left, asks PERVEZ HOOBHOY

Nov 17, 2014 No Comments

Arundhati Roy’s charm and lucidity have iconized her in the world of left-wing politics.  But, asked by Laura Flanders what she made of the 2014 Nobel Prize, she appeared to be swallowing a live frog: “Well, look, it is a difficult thing to talk about because Malala is a brave girl and I think she has even recently started speaking out against the US invasions and bombings…but she’s only a kid you know and [...]

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A proud ARMY WIFE refutes De who used her as a device to praise Modi

Nov 04, 2014 No Comments

Dear Ms Shobha De, Please do not ‘use’ the Army Wife to make your point. While I reciprocate your fine sentiments towards our soldiers, your recent narrative of the proud fauji wife is a little abrasive, for it appears fraudulent. Like a good story teller you have managed to convey what your co-passenger, the proud [...]

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