NARSIMHA RAO – II: Corruption Scandals Law / Politics

Narsimha Rao’s darkest hour came when he found himself accused of corrupt and unethical practices on more than one occasion. The nightmare began in 1996 when Rao’s term in office came to an end, and investigations were initiated primarily against him along with Buta Singh and nine others on the charges that he had offered huge amounts of money to the members of the Jharkhand...

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NARSIMHA RAO – I: Economic Liberalization and Babri Masjid Demolition Law / Politics

Pamulaparti Venkata Narsimha Rao or P.V. Narsimha Rao – born on June 28, 1921 at Laknepally village in Warangal District of Andhra Pradesh in a Niyogi Telugu Brahmin family – had almost retired from a very active political life when the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi in 1991 forced him to step into the very center of the politically charged atmosphere to hold the reins of...

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NELSON MANDELA – III: The Rise, The Imprisonment And The Presidency Law / Politics

Mandela, having been elected a member of the executive committee, ANC, Transvaal, forced the Regional President, C.S. Ramohanoe, to resign when the President went against the wishes of the Transvaal Executive Committee in cooperating with Indians and communists. When after the 1948 general elections, a racialist party came in power, and began practicing racial segregation openly through their policies, Mandela, having gained sufficient influence within...

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NELSON MANDELA – II: The Political Beginning Law / Politics

Nelson Mandela (Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela), born on July 18, 1918, went on to become the first ever elected President of South Africa in a fully representative democratic elections in 1994 and remained in office until 1999. Mandela, a militant anti-apartheid activist, was arrested in 1962 and was convicted of sabotage apart from other offences, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, as a consequence of which...

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NELSON MANDELA – I:  Sharpeville and Jallianwala Law / Politics

On April 10, 1919, a demonstration was staged at the residence of the Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar, Punjab, demanding the release of two popular leaders of the Indian Independence Movement – Satya Pal and Saifuddin Kitchlew. The two were part of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha movement and had been arrested in that connection by the British Government. They were held at a secret location. The demonstrators...

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ARUNDHATI ROY: Contemner Beyond Doubt – II Law / People

To Arundhati Roy it seemed wholly unacceptable that the Supreme Court served notice on her. The Court had displayed “a disturbing willingness to issue notice,” she said. So, the Supreme Court should have automatically assumed that despite being part of a Dharna and shouting slogans against the Supreme Court, Ms. Roy ‘could not have’ committed contempt of court for the simple reason that she was...

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ARUNDHATI ROY: Contemner Beyond Doubt – I Law / People

Arundhati Roy, born on November 24, 1961, shot to fame when she won one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Booker Prize in 1997 for her debut novel, The God of Small Things. Although the Booker Prize awarded to Ms. Roy was hugely celebrated, the events that followed brought her to the forefront of public debates in a much bigger way...

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MARTIN LUTHER KING – III: ‘I Have A Dream’ And The Assassination Law / Politics

The Birmingham Campaign employed a number of non-violent methods of protests including sit-ins at public places and kneel-ins by the Blacks at churches used by the Whites. Hundreds of protesters were arrested across Birmingham. Courting arrest was one of the pressure tactics used by the leaders of the Campaign. The idea was to flood the prisons and thereby force the government to act. However, the...

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एक प्रधानमंत्री: मित्रों! आप लोग बहुत पहले भारत छोड़ आये थे। पर अब गैस सिलिंडर आराम से मिलने लगा है। स्वीडन वासी भारतीय: ओह! गैस अभी भी सिलिंडर में ही आती है वहां?! 1 day ago

कोई स्वीडन में ये बता रहा है कि देश में गैस सिलिंडर अब आराम से मिल जाता है, और कोई ये बता रहा है कि हमारे पास तो सदियों, सदियों से इंटरनेट था। मतलब, बस गैस सिलिंडर का ही बन्दोबस्त नहीं हो पा रहा था महाभारत के समय से? 1 day ago

Oh, and what happened to the Indian, macho, protector, hero man that Bollywood kept promising release after release since the beginning of Indian films? twitter.com/nytimes/status… 3 days ago

"Sometimes right, sometimes wrong." Just a few years ago. in.reuters.com/article/uk-ind… 3 days ago

While we continue to suppress, oppress and massacre our daughters at home, they continue to make us proud overseas. Ashamed yet, Indians? Is it just me, or do you, too, feel utterly and particularly undeserving of them today? thehindu.com/sport/other-sp… 5 days ago

Justice for Asifa: 8yr old girl raped and murdered in Kathua, J&K - Sign the Petition! chn.ge/2EG7jVK via @ChangeOrg_India 1 week ago

@GrrrGraphics -- This is supposedly your take on Indian media. I have no objection at all if this is your perception of our media. You are entitled to your opinion. I am just trying to ascertain the truth in the times of lies. Please take my inquiry in the right spirit. 2 weeks ago

test Twitter Media - @GrrrGraphics -- This is supposedly your take on Indian media. I have no objection at all if this is your perception of our media. You are entitled to your opinion. I am just trying to ascertain the truth in the times of lies. Please take my inquiry in the right spirit. https://t.co/JplPEHQCqr

@GrrrGraphics -- Dear Mr. Garrison, Is this cartoon by you? 2 weeks ago

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And Saif Ali Khan and Tabu (Tabussam Fatima Hashmi) were converted by the court before they were acquitted, right, Khawaja? Or has this completely wayward man become more of a Muslim than others only because he has been convicted? indiatoday.in/india/story/sa… 2 weeks ago

“ये सियासत नहीं आसां, बस इतना समझ लीजे, एक थूँक का दरिया है, और चाट के जाना है।” -- अज्ञात मिर्ज़ा ग़ालिब की ज़मीन में किन्ही भद्रजन के तनिक अभद्र शब्द, मुख्यमंत्री केजरीवाल जी की क्षमायाचना के सन्दर्भ में। 2 weeks ago

@GautamGambhir @SAfridiOfficial @UN There has been no 'dismissal' of any kind of ball, 'no' or 'yes', Mr. Gambhir. Metaphors are not your forte. Stay clear of them. 2 weeks ago

@SAfridiOfficial @UN Are you wondering who these people are who have been shot for being militants when you don't recognize them. "They can't be militants! We don't recognize any of them! Innocents killed! Innocents killed!! This time for real!!" Something like that? :-p 2 weeks ago

@SAfridiOfficial @UN That could be because the "UN & other intl bodies" know that there is such a thing as sovereignty, and also, unlike you, Mr. Afridi, they are not so sure if the ones killed were 'innocent'. Speaking of which, how exactly are you so sure, Mr. Afridi? 2 weeks ago

Isn't the 'postal system' supposed to be the 'delivery boy'? What else is the purpose of the 'postal system'? Is 'use' itself 'abuse'? One doesn't pay 'taxes' to use the 'postal system', does one? What kind of drunken logic is this? nytimes.com/2018/03/29/us/… 3 weeks ago

जब ‘कशिश’ जैसे नाम वाले लड़के मिलते हैं तो जी चाहता है पूछ ही लूँ, “भाई, पापा से कह के ‘जलपरी’ नाम ही क्यों नहीं रखवा लिया?” 😐 1 month ago

Why should someone even sound a warning in those terms? India is not as good a place as it could be precisely by reason of such morons who don't even know what to say in what words? outlookindia.com/website/story/… 1 month ago

And this is the man who is try to get things right between the two representatives of two communities. We are no Syria; at least I think so for now. Courts cannot be pressured into handing down verdicts of convenience for the threat of unrest. 1 month ago

@GauriKhanna20 No, Gauri, I don't think we are. Whenever a party gains near-absolute majority, it gets a little hegemonic. What you are witnessing is just majoritarianism, which is an aspect of democracy though not the prettiest. It has happened before, and will happen again. 2 months ago

The truth kills and brings you back to life. Lies turn you to ashes irreversibly and irredeemably. 2 months ago

An idea can change your life. And so can a wink. 😉 2 months ago

A monkey -- I am told -- challenged (empirically perhaps) Darwin's theory of evolution because he did not turn into a human being despite having been a minister for years. 3 months ago

क्षत्रियता निःस्वार्थ भाव से दुर्बल व दरिद्र व्यक्तियों की रक्षा व कल्याण करने में निहित है नाकि झूठे व स्वकल्पित गौरव के दमनकारी प्रवर्तन में। hrshindi.wordpress.com/2018/01/25/%E0… 3 months ago

पता चला है की ‘आधार’ वर्ष २०१७ का ‘वार्षिक शब्द’ (Word of the Year) माना गया है। २०१७ के पहले हम ‘आधारहीन’ थे ऎसा कुछ अन्तर्निहित सा जान पड़ता है। मेरे इस कथन से यदि राष्ट्रप्रेमी बंधुओं को आघात पंहुचा हो तो मैं क्षमाप्रार्थी हूँ। 3 months ago

@rsprasad @UIDAI Please get your facts right, Mr. Prasad. All news reports have cited the said FIR stating the names of the reporters and the Tribune as accused. Are you misinformed or are you misleading? Either way it reflects badly on you. indianexpress.com/article/india/… 3 months ago

Woman gets an entire plane to herself due to booking error goo.gl/XqZ34L -via @inshorts 3 months ago

@Ashish_Shukla_ And Happy Human Rights Day to you, too. 🙂 4 months ago

@Ashish_Shukla_ Thank you, Ashish. 🙂 4 months ago

@RakeshSharmaINC Thank you, Rakesh. 🙂 4 months ago

Says a lot about the government’s resolve to keep people informed. hindustantimes.com/india-news/mod… 4 months ago

Finally a stand I can appreciate Mr. Gandhi for. zeenews.india.com/india/no-way-t… 4 months ago

That people thought the saviour was at work with the magic wand of demonetization killing fake currency, corruption and black money in one smooth swipe displayed hope, irrationality and hero-worship all rolled into one. 4 months ago

So much for killing counterfeiting. How could that be an answer to fake currency anyway? Burning the books is not the same as closing the printing press. economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-… 4 months ago

Those who say money can’t buy love have no idea what all money can really buy. 😛 5 months ago

A fledgeling politician was found having sex like normal people. The question is: So?! goo.gl/BKhGSH 5 months ago

Stop talking of Bullet Train. Our trains might take matters in their own hands. 😝 zeenews.india.com/india/mumbai-t… 5 months ago

What's your Birthday Month? — December. l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 6 months ago

I'm a student of yours and the only reason I'm writing … — It is both difficult and easy for me to answer your que… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 6 months ago

Respect the Prime Minister and keep suffering, guys. India is changing, nay, developing. We just need more faith. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad… 6 months ago

Perhaps this ‘represents’ Indian culture of the present day at least, right? timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agra/swis… 6 months ago

For the cracker-loving numbnuts, message from the divine. thehindu.com/sci-tech/energ… 6 months ago

Like crackers were not enough. Dhol too! 😑 6 months ago

2 Delhi cops suspended for failing to stop sale of crackers goo.gl/FXnDaA -via @inshorts 6 months ago

Sir what are your views on Aarushi murder case ? Do u t… — The acquittal was no surprise. All that I needed to say… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 6 months ago

Sir what is your email address ? Because hrs@hemrajsing… — This is not something you need to use ask.fm for. If yo… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 6 months ago

And Aadhaar was principally for better distribution for the sake of the poor, or was it? goo.gl/CRZCQQ 6 months ago

Wearing that underwear would not give you those abs. It's an ad, my dear, and that's a model whose principal qualification is the abs. 6 months ago

Afghanistan used half of its Air Force to protect Amitabh goo.gl/Rpo1Ub 6 months ago

And I thought Chetan Bhagat was just a crappy writer. How ignorant of me. 6 months ago

The temples and the statues are all they can deliver in the name of governance, is it? indianexpress.com/article/india/… 6 months ago

The jokes of a spiritual joker. goo.gl/ag92Li 6 months ago

Don't just show the map! Lead the way like a real adult. Leaving kids in the woods with a map is no good. goo.gl/iXdV4k 6 months ago

Sir thank u veryyy much for being kind , humble and gen… — You are welcome. I am glad I could be of some assistanc… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Are u leftist , centrist or rightist? — I believe in generous/liberal fairness. Does that fall anywhere within tho… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

There ? Eager waiting for answers ☺🙈🙃 — Hopefully, in answering a few pending questions, I answered a few of you… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

What are your views on Karl Marx's theory of Communism? — Although I am familiar with the theory, but I don't thin… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Sir what according to u is a solution to d Kashmir issu… — I don't have the required competence to answer the ques… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Sir, you are an inspiration to your students ... but h… — I guess I answered the question already. One thing that… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Have u learnt anything ( life lessons ) from your stude… — No, no life lessons really. They are way too inexperien… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Sir why aren't u answering questions ??? — That's because I do not answer all questions here any longer. It was ju… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

A waste management program could raise employment. No forward thinking plan was put in place. We only got theatrics for the money. 7 months ago

With the money collected, the government could put together a viable waste management program by private-public participation. #SwachhBharat 7 months ago

That was like paying the maid to clean the house, and then cleaning it yourself because the maid said so. #SwachhBharatAbhiyan 7 months ago

They imposed a Swachch Bharat cess. Took our money for cleanliness. And asked us to keep Bharat clean. And it made sense to so many of us. 7 months ago

Why is Modi above criticism and why is this tendency to silence all criticism of the incumbent Prime Minister? 7 months ago

This is the kind of shit that irritates me in the stupid times of Modi worship. indianexpress.com/article/india/… 7 months ago

Except for plurality, nothing quite 'represents Indian culture'. 7 months ago

Taj Mahal is as much Indian as any temple or any other monument. goo.gl/uz7abu 7 months ago

Why do all anchors behave like Goswami these days? This is not journalism; this is badgering. twitter.com/brajeshlive/st… 7 months ago

Indian morals? We have a different set of ethics than the rest of the world? goo.gl/U21pgN 7 months ago

Rohingyas A Terror Threat? NDTV Finds Little Evidence Of Government Claim - NDTV.com m.ndtv.com/india-news/roh… 7 months ago

Stop abusing on the field. That would serve the world better. financialexpress.com/sports/to-prac… 7 months ago

Petrol prices may come down from Rs 70 to Rs 38 under GST. Will government do it? m.indiatoday.in/story/petrol-p… 7 months ago

Sir what kind of students do u like or enjoy while teac… — Attentive and receptive, as the students should be. Mor… l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Single? — Not for anybody to whom it matters. l.ask.fm/igoto/45DKECN7… 7 months ago

Mr. Gandhi, I, for one, am fine with your telling the world that all India is shit. Just don't say it's alright to be shit for that reason. 7 months ago

Arnab Goswami made fun of Karan Johar along with Rahul Gandhi. Did Johar disclose that he did not vote for the BJP? :-p 7 months ago

If this was a political assassination, the perpetrators and their protectors must pay both legal and political price for it. 7 months ago

A true journalist is nobody's friend. He or she is the speaker of the truth and revealer of the facts. Such people have enemies all around. 7 months ago

What really happened, and who did what are important questions to be answered before we point fingers even if we know where the rot is. 7 months ago

What's this debate really about? A journalist has been slain for the journalism she practiced. Let's get to the bottom of it, and then talk. 7 months ago

Kevin Rudd's following an account featuring a picture of a scantily clad woman raised eyebrows. How tame. :-p nyti.ms/2xUuVnD 7 months ago

There you go. The world takes note. twitter.com/nytimesworld/s… 7 months ago

Could self-reinforcing self-righteousness be one of the reasons? 8 months ago

Why does Mr. Modi only follows the supporters of the Hindu Nationalism project? Why aren't his critics on the list? 8 months ago

If Mr. Modi follows Mr. Bachchan, Mr. Tendulkar, Ms. Arundhati Roy, Mr. Amartya Sen and the likes, it is understandable. Why Dadhich? 8 months ago

Why does the Indian Prime Minister follow absolute nobodys on Twitter? To stay in touch with the masses? Masses without the critics, is it? 8 months ago

Is that an undemocratic autocrat at the helm who demands unquestioning obedience? indianexpress.com/article/india/… 8 months ago

The godman turns out a common criminal. goo.gl/k5cZE3 8 months ago

20 years is not so bad for Baba ji. This would be the true 'sanyaas' for the unholy Baba. 😝 8 months ago

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