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Angshukanta Chakraborty

Angshukanta Chakraborty

Former assistant editor, DailyOangshukanta.chakraborty@intoday.com
Former assistant editor, DailyO

By Angshukanta Chakraborty

Why Renuka Chowdhury’s laughter is more powerful than that of Modi coterie

While the Congress MP was laughing at PM’s ‘experiments with truth’, his rebuke was about patriarchy unsuccessfully silencing women who laugh.

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Have questions over Rafale deal made Nirmala Sitharaman lose her sheen?

In five months, India’s first full-time woman defence minister has gone from being a transparency crusader to be part of something highly unsettling.

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Simultaneous elections are disastrous for India's federal democratic republic

It will erode both the value of the vote and governmental accountability.

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Trend to shout anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim-majority areas: Bareilly DM’s stinging post calls out hypocrisy

Why is Yogi government in UP mulling action against Raghvendra Vikkram Singh?

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Like Savarkar to Godse, how Indian right wing is killing Gandhi all over again

Through their daily incantations of violence against the minorities and seculars, the Hindutva apparatchiks are replaying the 70-year-old assassination.

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India’s top 1 per cent owning 73 per cent of its wealth shows we are unequal by design

Oxfam’s devastating report is released as World Economic Forum is held in Davos, but who’s listening?

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World Economic Forum 2018: Anti-globalist Trump and FDI-hungry Modi stand for clashing trends in Davos

The annual winter meet in praise of global capital faces several challenges, despite the yogic icing on the top.

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India-Israel ‘big data’ deal leaves questions about security and privacy unanswered

With Aadhaar hearing ongoing in the Supreme Court, how is this inter-governmental agreement preparing for the issues that are being debated?

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How little Moshe Holtzberg turned into a trauma memorial for India-Israel ties

Orphaned in Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks, he shouldn’t have to relive his pain over and over again.

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Orange passports for underprivileged Indians is plain discriminatory

This would impact millions of Indian migrant workers working in the 18 ECR countries.

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What Aadhaar apologists don’t get about privacy or welfare

Shekhar Gupta, Manu Joseph and Tom Friedman seem to have accepted state surveillance as integral part of civic life.

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Supreme Court must strike down Section 377 to cure India of homophobia

Apex court not only needs to undo the grave error of Koushal versus Naz judgment of 2013, but also bring the country out of a majoritarian pit.

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What Adityanath sparring with CM Siddaramaiah means for upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls

BJP, in its attempt to wrest the poll-bound state from Congress' rule, has fielded its most controversial Hindutva mascot.

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Why Jignesh Mevani's comments on Ambedkar don't imply any insult to the Dalit icon

Every era must see its representatives reinterpret the pioneers of the past, while espousing the spirit of the Indian Constitution.

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Rs 500 to breach entire UIDAI database shows Aadhaar is a national security disaster

Have one billion Indians been ‘biometricked’ by being forced to link most of their digital data with the shaky and leaky UID?

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Bhima Koregaon violence: Why Indian media can't see caste

The hashtags and the headlines in most of the TV and print media betray a deep antipathy towards Dalit self-respect and self-assertion.

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Criminalising instant triple talaq makes Muslim men second-class citizens

How can uttering a string of words that have no legal standing be a crime in the eyes of law?

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Anant Kumar Hegde’s comment about ‘changing the Constitution’ is Sangh’s open secret

The Union minister of skill development and the five-time Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka is mouthing what RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said a long time back.

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Why Modi weeping in Parliament should make us all cry

The prime minister getting emotional over Gujarat shows both apprehension and anxiety in the BJP bastion.

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Gujarat Assembly polls have tarnished AK Joti-led Election Commission's image irreversibly

From delaying announcement of the poll dates to unseeing the brazen disrespect of law by the ruling BJP leaders, the EC has damaged democracy forever.

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Really? Of all things, EC had to file FIR against TV channels over Rahul Gandhi interview

It’s unbelievable how the Election Commission didn’t bat an eyelid when BJP flouted model code of conduct multiple times.

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Parliament not being in session on 2001 attack anniversary is the worst tribute for those who died defending it

Faux-nationalism brigade, including PM Modi, would want us to forget why the country’s highest legislative body matters at all.

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Main challenges for Rahul Gandhi as Congress president

His re-energised version now must help his party recover its lost cadre base and local-meets-national narrative.

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PM Modi insinuating ex-PM Manmohan Singh conspired with Pakistan over Gujarat polls is shameful

Prime minister's slanderous allegations against his predecessor and his routine half-truths are turning political opponents into anti-nationals.

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Video of Muslim man hacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan is an obnoxious Hindutva reality

Who's responsible for brainwashing people like Shambhulal Raigar?

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How Shashi Kapoor producing 36 Chowringhee Lane gave birth to Indian cinema in English

Aparna Sen's first directorial venture was a Kapoor-Kendal family affair.

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Sad India needs Barack Obama to tell us to ‘cherish and nurture’ our Muslims

The 44th President of the United States reiterated his advice from his 2015 Republic Day speech, but things have worsened since then.

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BJP's Haryana leader doubling bounty for beheading Deepika Padukone and Bhansali is disgusting

The ruling party can no longer hide behind the fig leaf of 'fringe elements' sending out grave threats to artists and seculars.

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Hardik Patel 'sex scandal' shows Indians understand neither consent nor privacy

Those airing the clip and trending it on social media with dollops of moral policing are pathological hypocrites.

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BJP willing to sacrifice Parliament for Gujarat polls betrays Modi's misplaced priorities

That the highest legislative body must keep on working irrespective of Assembly polls is a cornerstone of cooperative federalism.

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