Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Talk Point

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Is cancelling TM Krishna’s music concert right of organisers or sign of Hindu intolerance?

Carnatic maestro T.M. Krishna’s upcoming music concert in Delhi was cancelled after the organiser— Airports Authority of India— faced a massive backlash and abu...

Is Supreme Court right in making Rafale more urgent over Sabarimala and Ram Mandir?

The Supreme Court Wednesday resumed hearing the pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal. The top court has deferred the ruling on the...

SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea?

The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads on d...
Madhya Pradesh

Congress promises restrictions on RSS shakhas in MP: Cynical poll ploy or hard secularism?

The Congress party in its manifesto for Madhya Pradesh has vowed to ban government employees from attending RSS shakhas or using government property for their m...
Baba Ramdev

Can Levi’s compete with Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali sanskari ripped jeans in India?

Baba Ramdev inaugurated Patanjali’s first apparel store ‘Patanjali Paridhan’ in Delhi last week. The 4,000 sq ft store sells everything from saffron langots to ...
tipu jayanti

Tipu Jayanti goes to Karnataka HC: Sabarimala-style flashpoint or real historical debate?

Tipu Jayanti by the Karnataka government to acknowledge and celebrate his contribution has become an annual flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress. This ye...

SC cracker ban fails: Can legal diktats alter cultural habits or did police not do enough?

The morning after Diwali, Delhi-NCR’s air quality was “hazardous”. The Supreme Court had allowed bursting of green crackers between 8 pm and 10 pm. But the cour...

Yogi & Korean first lady’s Ayodhya Diwali: Religious tourism or fanning Ram Mandir demand?

South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook is set to be the chief guest of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s grand Diwali festivities in Ayodhya. Yogi Adityanath ma...

Killing Avni: Trigger-happy solution or failure of India’s tiger conservation policy?

Tigress Avni, who was being hunted for allegedly killing 13 people in the Pandharkawada-Ralegaon forests of eastern Maharashtra, was shot dead by hunter 'nawab'...
insta weddings

Has Instagram changed the way Indians consume big fat celebrity weddings?

Big fat celebrity weddings have become a rage on Instagram, with minute-to-minute updates of hundreds of pictures shared by different handles.
smash brahmin patriarchy

Twitter’s apology a cop out or was CEO Jack Dorsey wrong to hold Brahmin-patriarchy poster?

A photo of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey holding a poster that said ‘Smash Brahminal Patriarchy’ triggered social media outrage after Right-wing ideologues called it ...
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How CBI went from being a caged parrot to a wild vulture

India’s premier anti-corruption agency has defied two decades of reform and become an embarrassment with its bosses calling each other thief.