Jaya’s jail time: Eating curd rice, evening strolls, no visitors

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Jayalalithaa jailed for corruption. Supporters weep, protest, pray for her release

Most of us on the news desk are betting on the second. (Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger… Continue reading Jayalalithaa jailed for corruption. Supporters weep, protest, pray for her release

Headlines I would like to see

As I sat there bored and rifling through the newspapers that are kept in places like this for people like me, it occurred to me that how I imagined some of these stories should be was in fact, far better than how the stories actually read. So here are three of my best. Please remember… Continue reading Headlines I would like to see

Whose law and what order, Amma?

In her press conference, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, made three interesting points. 1) "Protection of law and order is my first priority" The law, for the record, is clearly on the side of freedom of expression. Case after case before various courts, including the Supreme Court, has seen ruling in favour of… Continue reading Whose law and what order, Amma?