The Connection Between Apple, FBI and Jat Reservation

The Connection Between Apple, FBI and Jat Reservation

The section of the post about Apple and FBI first appeared on the Quartz Daily Brief. I highly recommend signing up for it.


Apple’s battle with the FBI is being talked about as a defining moment for privacy. And it is. But the real reason why is obscured by both sides’ rhetoric. Continue reading “The Connection Between Apple, FBI and Jat Reservation”

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Santa-Banta: Could they die?

Santa-Banta: Could they die?

It’s a scary prospect to consider — the death of a beloved fictional character. However, in case of Santa-Banta, it may happen. More than 5000 websites, print and other media publishing jokes on Santa-Banta could be banned!

The news comes following the report that the Supreme Court of India has accepted a public interest litigation (PIL) which seeks a ban on jokes on the Sikh (Sardars) community. Continue reading “Santa-Banta: Could they die?”

Week #11: We Got No Bulls Here!

Week #11: We Got No Bulls Here!

January 11 to January 17, 2015. Week #11


The Big National News

The Supreme Court upheld its earlier decision to discontinue Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu.

What is Jallikattu?

Jallikattu (meaning, to embrace bulls) is a bull taming sport played in Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations. It is a Tamil tradition mentioned in Sangam literature. Continue reading “Week #11: We Got No Bulls Here!”

Week #10: Let’s Bet Big!

Week #10: Let’s Bet Big!

There was no post for Week #9 because of the New Year!

January 4 to January 10, 2016. Week #10


The Big National News

The Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee recommended sweeping reforms for the controversy-ridden BCCI.

Why?

Well, for starters, the IPL Scam. Also N Srinivasan. That guy is the worst!

Amen. So what were the recommendations?  Continue reading “Week #10: Let’s Bet Big!”

Week #6: Looking East

Week #6: Looking East

December 07 to December 13, 2015. Week #6


The Big National News

The Japanese Prime Minister is here on a three-day visit.

After months of touring other nations, our PM, for a change, is hosting this time. The guest? His counterpart from Japan Mr Shinzo Abe.

This is a high profile visit with a lot of exciting possibilities. If all goes well – as it certainly seems to be – we could be looking at a long-term partnership with Japan on multiple fronts.

So what’s the visit about?

Continue reading “Week #6: Looking East”