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Tanushree Dutta and Item Public

Tanushree Dutta, Femina Miss India 2004, is in a lot of trouble. She walked out of the set of a movie alleging inappropriate behaviour by actor Nana Patekar and differences with the director. Now the trouble part – she faces a 65 million fine, blacklisting by the industry and an unconditional public apology to Nana […]

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RAM I 1992: Post Babri Masjid demolition, 1150 dead in the first three days. Bombay riots and Bombay blasts to follow in weeks. 2000 dead, in the name of Ram. Bhartiya Janata Party sweeps to power across the Hindi heartland and Maharashtra by mid-90s. Becomes single largest party at centre, forms government. RAM II 2002: […]

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Terror capital of India?

“We are proud of our MLAs as Taslima Nasrin needs the harshest punishment for her writings against Islam. The next time she comes to Hyderabad, we will implement the fatwa [of death] against her,” thundered Akbaruddin Owaisi, the MIM floor leader in the Assembly. “We are Muslims first and MLAs next.”, He said. Well, assuming […]

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Our Lady in Raisina Hill

OUR Lady is in Raisina Hill. History was made today when Pratibha Patil was sworn in as the country’s first woman President, who favoured socially inclusive economic growth and unity in the fight against divisive tendencies like communalism. The world’s largest democracy will be presided over by a woman, one of the mightiest militaries in […]

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Women’s empowerment and Pratibha Aunty

Did anyone see today’s Mathrubhumi? Our cute Kottayam District Collector, Sharmila Mary Joseph cried it out in front of the entire media entrounge. The venue was the Flood relief evaluation meeting in the district convened by  Mathew T Thomas (Minister) where the Collector came under attack from the MLAs. The attack must have been vicious as the […]

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Hyderabad and Hindu rule !

Speaking at a Lashkar rally in February 2000, its top ideologue Abdul Rehman Makki announced that the organisation had set in place a new campaign to “liberate Hyderabad from Hindu rule.” Hyderabad had been seized by force, he proclaimed, and would be won back through the sword. Such language is not new. In 1948, over […]

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Where the Nile flows…

Abdel-Karim Nabil Suleiman, the Egyptian blogger from Alexandria was this week, sentenced to four years in prison for what he wrote in his blog. He was first arrested in 2005. A blogger and a law student in Al Azhar (world’s second oldest operating University), Karim’s blog was critical of the University which he termed “was […]

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Lets Burn Mumbai !

Ha Papa Bear has spoken. What a long wait it was oh Emperor of the Hindu hearts, papa we missed you so. Thackeray who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, made an emotional appeal to the Marathis saying there was a conspiracy to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra and it would not be “tolerated”. “The city will […]

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Of Human migration

We are all immigrants,some of us geographically,many of us socially in times of upward or descending mobility and a few of us find ourselves in wastelands or newfoundlands after the flood waters of the exodus recede. I remember the poignant scene in the middle of Vasthuhara set in the swelling backdrop of a Calcutta drizzle […]

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World War III

now these guys have finally fixed the dates for World War III, its from 2006 – 2012. I am getting really scared.It seems antichrist will also be coming during this time and taking active part in the war games. i know its really bad news to reveal at a time when Jesus is actually resurrecting […]

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Good Night and Good Luck!

We must not confuse dissent from disloyalty.We will not walk in fear, one of another, we will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. If we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, we will remember we are not descendant from fearful men. Not from men who dared to write, to […]

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