Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Talk Point

Himanta Biswa Sarma giving a speech

I was only quoting Bhagwat Gita on karma: Himanta Biswa Sarma on cancer comment

If two people are chewing tobacco, why does only one of them get cancer? There is some other factor at work here. It is because everything is linked to divinity.
Fighter jet

Half-baked allegations about defence procurements are detrimental to national security

In all high-ticket defence deals, it may be prudent for the government to brief a compressed Parliamentary Committee for Defence, regarding the nuances of the contract.
Fighter Jet

There is no overwhelming reason why defence deals should be treated with kid gloves

Is political debate on defence deals like the Rafale fighter jet necessary for accountability?

Talk Point: Will the creation of a National Anti-Profiteering Authority impair business?

The authority has the power to impose penalties and even cancel the registration of a business if it does not pass the benefits of GST to consumers.
A view of Fortis Hospital lobby area in Gurgaon

Corporate hospitals will continue exploiting desperate relatives if we don’t regulate now

Assuming it was rational, the charges are outrageous. It must be a terrible tragedy for the parents to lose a child; being presented a bill like this must be further traumatic.
Struggle against triple talaq is entirely that of women, not political parties.

Credit of the SC judgment on Triple Talaq goes to Muslim women, not BJP

The BJP supported the ban on Triple Talaq, but remains wary of talking about marital rape.
Government mulls legislation on triple talaq.

Triple talaq is a golden opportunity for the enlightened Hindu saviour

BJP's gender agenda is one that does not rock the boat of traditional sex roles; and makes the government the saviour of the helpless, traditional woman.
Fortis Hospital

Five-star hospitals are made only for people who would get their treatment abroad

No hospital can have a right to bill you when you have no money, they will have to give you options.
PM Narendra Modi launches the Ujjwala Yojana

BJP’s triple talaq drive rings hollow, punish men for raping Muslim women in riots first

BJP's concern, however, is limited to depicting Islam as an extremely misogynist religion. 
A picture of a Muslim woman in a veil

With triple talaq, Modi govt has smartly responded to the upsurge among Muslim women

Triple Talaq became a hot issue because Muslim women now refuse to be treated like dumb chattel; BJP has astutely responded to that upsurge, instead of crushing it.

On Camera


Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.