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If you can be fined for not wearing the seat belt, what do you do to Narendra Modi?churumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-16 at 7.11.52 AM.png

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 02:53:41 +0000

The prime minister rode on the footboard of his Range Rover for over four kilometres in Bhubaneswar as he proceeded towards a meeting of his party. As ever, The Telegraph, has …(image)

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Seven ways to make Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad feel at home againchurumuri

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:06:12 +0000

The male parliamentarian of the year, “Prof” Ravindra Gaikwad, has been allowed to slap again. Because the BJP is a party with a difference… Because the BJP respects women… Because …(image)

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You are what you eat: The more non-veg you are, the more anti-BJP?churumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-06 at 9.21.11 AM.png

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:13:25 +0000

The Indian Express has an interesting analysis of the eating habits of people and their electoral preferences. Eight of India’s top-10 major states ranked by their preference for vegetarianism are …(image)

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So, you think 21st century elections are all about development, ‘post-identity’ issues?churumuri

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:38:13 +0000

Manufactured WhatsApp messages, in a relentless drive to brainwash uncritical masses to the dominant theology, try to convince you that India has gone past identity politics. They claim that elections in …(image)

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Say hello to the IPS dude who could not sort out a golf ball problem without getting into blowschurumuriFullSizeRender

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 04:32:29 +0000

Kushala Satyanarayana has an excellent story in today’s Bangalore Mirror on an improbably named IPS officer, Vikash Kumar Vikash, being suspended from the Karnataka Golf Association after a tiff with an NRI …(image)

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Bhakton, a Congress-mukt Bharat might happen, but what about ‘Congress kadlekayi’?churumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-04 at 2.09.27 PM.png

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:30:54 +0000

Ranjani Govind in today’s Hindu has a story on “Subbamma Angadi“, the iconic Gandhi Bazaar shop that goes by its (Aadhar-linked) trade name Srinivasa Condiment Stores. Subbamma’s legacy products—chutney pudi, hurigaalu, and …(image)

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“Wolf in sheep’s clothing,” the Proteas saw Javagal Srinath as a “proper” fast bowlerchurumuri

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:30:59 +0000

Tom Eaton, in this month’s Cricket Monthly, has some fine words on the man who used to be the world’s fastest vegetarian bowler, the “handsome” Javagal Srinath: “The guy was almost a …(image)

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Martyr? Freedom fighter? Intelligent? Brilliant? Tyrant? Just who was Tipu Sultan?churumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 5.10.16 PM.png

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 11:41:59 +0000

SHASHIKIRAN MULLUR writes from Bangalore: It was the end of the walk. A lady asked: “Can you call Tipu Sultan a martyr?” We were a group of about fifteen, water in hand …(image)

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If Akshaya Patra’s ‘sattvic’ food is good for kids, why isn’t it OK for the poor?churumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.07.14 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.49.41 PM.png

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:30:30 +0000

Ten years ago, when the pontiff of the Siddaganga Mutt was a mere 100 years old, an early-morning customer at the Shivalli Restaurant on Mysore-Bangalore road asked for Pongal. It was …(image)

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How the BJP institutionalised political corruption last week—in two graphschurumuriScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.21.13 AM.pngScreen Shot 2017-04-03 at 8.27.10 AM.png

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 03:13:19 +0000

The BJP, Narendra Modi and his government make much of being crusaders against corruption of the Congress kind. Last week, in the greatest act of institutionalisation of corruption in post-independence history, …(image)

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A great mind has good advice for Punjab’s “acting minister” Navjot Singh Sidhuchurumuri

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:39:09 +0000

Navjot Sidhu, the cricketer turned jester turned minister, wants to continue to appear on TV because apparently what he does at night is no one’s business. The jurist A.G. Noorani, …(image)

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Can even Padma Lakshmi rescue ‘Thair-Vade’ and, in turn, us?churumuri

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:10:31 +0000

There are many ways to measure human progress—GDP growth rate, Gini coefficient, Purchasing Power Parity, etc—but permit me to use an easier method: the taste of Thair-Vade down the ages. …(image)

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Shashi Tharoor’s superb response on whether Congress deserves to survivechurumuriScreen Shot 2017-03-31 at 7.04.08 PM.png

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:25:34 +0000

The former diplomat, writer and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has featured in a Deutsche Welle TV interview with Tim Sebastian, the bulldog who hosted Hard Talk on BBC. After facing a …(image)

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If there is curry in your lunch today, and you like Yogi, you might like to read thischurumuriScreen Shot 2017-03-31 at 11.24.10 AM.png

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 07:00:54 +0000

So, you think it is OK to not rent out your house to someone because he is Muslim? That it is all right to write “For Vegetarians Only” in a classified …(image)

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If South Indians can listen to Hindustani music, why can’t North Indians appreciate Carnatic?churumuri

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:11:22 +0000

The flautist/flutist Shashank Subramanyam has an interview in the Friday Review section of The Hindu today. The 2009 Grammy nominee, who has been learning from Pandit Jasraj, is asked about …(image)

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