Archive for January, 2015

Six hilarious ways Modi tried to match Obama’s cool quotient (but failed miserably), by VRINDA GOPINATH

Jan 29, 2015 No Comments

.   Let’s face it, Narendra Modi’s exuberant bear hugs, vigorous handshakes, lingering hand-clutching and uncontrollable waving with US President Barack Obama as a desi version of  “Gimme Five” was ludicrously over the top.  The bear hug and hand shaking on the tarmac at Delhi airport where Modi broke protocol to personally receive Obama to more handshakes [...]

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TEN questions KARAN THAPAR wanted to ask but Delhi BJP candidate KIRAN BEDI refused to

Jan 29, 2015 No Comments

Karan Thapar invited her to his television show. Bedi initially accepted, subsequently reconfirmed, and then pulled out without a convincing explanation. Thapar later published the questions he wanted to ask in his column: To begin with, you’ve received neither the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service nor the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Given [...]

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PK SUNDARAM on how Modi & US sneaked in ‘insurance’ to remove ‘liability’ clause in nuke deal

Jan 29, 2015 No Comments

On the eve of India’s Republic Day, the Modi government has announced that it will arm-twist the public-owned General Insurance Company(GIC) to provide insurance cover for the nuclear suppliers. Though the exact details are still not clear, the media reports suggest that the Indian government has found a roundabout way to placate the US nuclear [...]

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Delhi’s salons have no guests as PM Modi has banned schmoozing, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Jan 07, 2015 No Comments

It took a few months for the doughty hostesses of the Capital to finally crack the Kremlin puzzle.  You see, after the puffy, razzle-dazzle of the Narendra Modi-for-PM campaign, which blew images of ultra-swishness, of executive decisions, ace strategists, private jets, personal stylists, wardrobe mania, the power dowagers and fashionista swans couldn’t wait to get [...]

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he evidence is enough to begin a trial, points out JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

Even by the plummeting standards set in the last few months, the decision of the special CBI court in discharging Amit Shah, (accused no. 16 in the second chargesheet; accused no. 1 in the third chargesheet) in the Sohrabuddin encounter case, seems outrageous. The Special CBI court without waiting for even the trial to commence, [...]

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There’s a historical tradition of mocking religion, says M RAJIVLOCHAN

Jan 06, 2015 No Comments

India has a very long historical tradition of poking fun at religion and the religious. It was not the wise, the learned and the educated who discussed religion as much as the common people. After all, the relationship between a person and the eternal was a question that was of far greater import to commoners [...]

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