There is an air of finality and inevitability to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) recent decision to rule out introducing Islamic banking in India. It appears that just the presence of the word “Islamic” is reason enough to surmise that the Modi government – and ideological parent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) – will not be comfortable with the idea of serving up interest-free products guided by Sharia law for Indian banking consumers.
At a time when a vitriolic political campaign to define what India eats is intensifying, let’s not overlook the wisdom in celebrating India’s diverse food palette. My earliest childhood memory has to do with food. It is fitting that this flashback, which I can recreate as if it happened yesterday, has nothing to do with flavors, textures, smells – the usual associations with food. I have a deeply political moment. I am five years old, probably six, and am in Calcutta (Kolkata) to visit my cousins.
A lifetime ago, Vijay Mallya spent a night in jail. It was 1985 and the 20-something son of Vittal Mallya had launched an incognito bid for Shaw Wallace & Company. Dubai-based corporate raider Manu Chhabria was the public face of the takeover attempt. The top management of Shaw Wallace decided to fight back and information was leaked to the authorities about Mallya’s behind-the-scenes role. So, in June 1985, Mallya was arrested at the Calcutta airport.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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