Archive for March, 2016

From Ishrat Jehan to Kanhaiya is a re-run of Modi-Shah model on how to deal with challenge, says VRINDA GOPINATH

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments

It’s not what you believed would finally come, but after two years of waiting for the hailed and trumpeted ‘Gujarat Model’ that was promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it is here in Delhi. Alas, it’s not the illusory model of development but what we have got is the ‘Gujarat Model of Fraud and Dirty [...]

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The new Goa airport will wreck the rich bio-diversity while politico-contractors make a killing, reports NIHAR GOKHALE

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments

Goa is getting a new airport. It is coming up at Mopa, a small plateau in the state’s northern Pernem taluka. In the pipeline for some 15 years, the airport got a green clearance on 28 October 2015. While the clearance was still being considered, a group of environmentalists did a month-long study, between December 2014 and January [...]

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Are authorities hiding a serious nuclear accident underway in Gujarat, asks KUMAR SUNDARAM

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments

The Unit-1 of the the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in India’s Gujarat state underwent an accident on March 11, at 9 am. The operator of the nuclear plant, the government-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), has declared an on-site emergency even as it has said there is no release or radioactivity in the [...]

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Kanhaiya, Umar and Anirban are the Malalas of JNU, Not the Afzal Gurus, says SAIB BILAVAL

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments

1. The Army JNU students stand for OROP. Why don’t the so-called caretakers of patriotism? If you’re so concerned about our troops, why not ask your ‘patriotic’ government to let them unionize? I know WE believe in it. Stop helping an authoritarian regime talk from the officer’s armchair to justify the pathetic conditions of jawans [...]

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Will Kanhaiya liberate his party first from caste hegemony, asks SAROJ KUMAR

Mar 18, 2016 No Comments

On the night of March 3, 2016, after his release, JNU Student’s Union President Kanhaiya Kumar made an impressive speech. The nation loves speech, the people had also liked Modi’s speech in past. Kanhaiya’s speech was not only telecasted on TV channels but it was the lead news for newspapers the next day. A lot [...]

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You can’t have cooking gas as the only women-friendly initiative, fumes SOWMYA RAO

Mar 02, 2016 No Comments

1. Y’all seen Chris Rock’s monologue on racism in Hollywood? Good. I’ll apply some of that to #gender lensing #Budget2016 because COME ON! 2. Just quickly though, its not like I LOVE picking gender holes in everything ok? It sucks. It totally is the most depressing thing I do… 3. Because, Mr. Jaitley it’s freaking 2016 [...]

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In which JNU’s seditious UMAR & ANIRBAN give it those ones, by ARIF AYAZ PARREY

Mar 02, 2016 No Comments

A thulla (a passive aggressive term for a policeman) to Umar and Anirban:  Why did you organise an anti-national protest at JNU? Anirban:  According to Anderson, a nation is an imagined community, socially constructed by people who believe themselves to be part of that larger group… Thulla 2:  What? That is not an answer to [...]

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