Rapists Aren’t Victims

Rapists Aren’t Victims

Sometimes it’s just 20 minutes of action behind a dumpster. Sometimes it’s just the time it takes to go up and down an elevator. But lives are “deeply altered” nonetheless. The father of a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault made headlines...
The Gay Kiss of Death

The Gay Kiss of Death

There is a gay kiss of death in Bollywood. That seems to be the clear suggestion of veteran film critic and journalist Subhash K Jha. Jha has come up with a gallery of actors whose careers never “recovered” from a gay role. Or so the article alleges, blithely making a...
Image Management 101: Decoding Narendra Modi’s Time Interview

Image Management 101: Decoding Narendra Modi’s Time Interview

As Narendra Modi rolls up to his first anniversary, it’s not all coming up roses. The disquiet has less to do with the Vipassana-enhanced Rahul Gandhi than some signs of daring dissent within the BJP’s own ranks. On one hand, there was Arun Shourie’s scathing...
Hate Speech is OK, But Not on FaceBook

Hate Speech is OK, But Not on FaceBook

Irony just died a hundred times over in Uttar Pradesh. A teenager found himself in police lock-up because of something he shared on Facebook. A post that was deemed “objectionable” about a provocative remark made by a politician, a remark that turned out to be “fake.”...
Is Bobby Jindal Ashamed of his Indian Roots?

Is Bobby Jindal Ashamed of his Indian Roots?

The fault is not with Bobby Jindal as much as it is with the Indian American community which is so anxious to hold him up as its golden success story. Jindal is happy to take the money they raise, be anointed the India Abroad Person of the Year as he was in 2005 but...