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The anti-reservation brigade is fond of saying, "You are what you are because of reservation; without reservation, you would have been nothing." In lyrics used in the Havells ad, "taking reservation" is likened to "using a ladder" or taking the "easy route". Reservation is not the easy route. The easy route is to mock the reserved category students to gloss over your inability to get a seat in the general category.
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Why do we need a certificate from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) about the status of religious freedom in our country? USCIRF is not an international body mandated by the UN or any other international law, but a government body of a foreign state. It has no jurisdiction whatsoever in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign democratic country. It seems like the US is slowly adopting the role of an international grandma, preaching about democratic values around the globe.
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My father is a retired Subedar Major of the Indian Army. When he saw you shouting slogans in support of terrorists, he turned off the television and left the room. He didn't say anything. But I knew what he was thinking. You were making a complete mockery of our defence forces. He was ashamed to serve you. Now let me exercise my freedom of speech: your actions were nothing but shameful and disgraceful...
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Take a few precautions and you can save yourself from the embarrassment of being slapped on the streets this day of love. I know, it sounds ridiculous. But what to do? We are living in tough times. To begin with, make sure your girlfriend is wearing a mangalsutra. By doing this you can claim that you are within 'the boundaries of Indian culture'.
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Modi said, "India first. Always." He never said BJP first or Modi first. I learned it from my PM to question the status quo and fight for change. His agenda is growth. His agenda is to make India great. His agenda is not to suppress criticism. Don't use his name to justify your personal agenda of hatred and abuse.
With the newly designed bio-toilets installed in our coaches, no human excreta is going to directly fall on the railway tracks. That's great, really, but what about the human beings falling on to the tracks? When will our government sign MoUs to prevent that?