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Pathikrit Sanyal

Pathikrit Sanyal

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The author is a culture writer who likes talking about the internet, memes, privacy and all things pop culture.

By Pathikrit Sanyal

Aadhaar is constitutionally valid: All you need to know

It may be a judgment not many were hoping for. But it is nonetheless significant.

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Bengalis should not buy the Apple Watch Series 4

Hypochondriacs constantly monitoring their hearts? What could go wrong.

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What does the massive Aadhaar breach mean for all?

The Unique ID is compromised. There are no two ways to look at it.

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While India celebrates partial strikedown of Section 377, the queer community in Pakistan continues to suffer

On September 8, a transgender person in Pakistan succumbed to burn wounds, after they were set on fire allegedly by four people attempting to sexually assault them.

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How we should not have reported on Section 377 being partially struck down

There is so much TV news gets wrong. Every time.

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World Sexual Health Day? We don't do that here

It is easy to understand why about 95% of Indians don’t use condoms.

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Johny Johny, No Papa. Just end this terrible meme already

It's this meme's second life, and hopefully the final.

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How I came to hate The Big Bang Theory

It's a good thing the show is coming to an end.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging Pakistan’s General Bajwa deserves sedition cases and bounties because that is the new ‘normal’

We are reaping the rewards of a culture of calumny, an ark that includes Deepika Padukone and could stretch much further.

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Does romance really need defacement of public property?

A man plastered his apology (to his partner) on more than 300 giant hoardings in Maharashtra's Pimpri Chinchwad, and the cops are not loving it.

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Freedom elusive on Independence Day: Why the likes of Umar Khalid get attacked

'A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government' is an idea clearly lost on independent India.

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Google planning to launch a censored search engine in China is irresponsible

This search engine, code named Dragonfly, will block websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.

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What TRAI Chairman should learn from dangerous results of his stunt of publishing Aadhaar details

RS Sharma's details were made public, and his daughter fell on the receiving end of blackmail.

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Why BJP states denying children eggs in mid day meals is wrong on every count

The excuse may be cost or cultural, but poor nutrition is a problem that needs to be seriously addressed.

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Shooting season: BJP MLA says intellectuals would be shot if he became Home Minister

Basanagouda Patil Yatnal's words are symbolic of what has been the BJP’s stance on liberal dissenters.

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Tackling a Fantastic Beast — The storm over Johnny Depp in the new film

The crimes of Gellert Grindelwald extend beyond the silver screen.

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Gaslighting an entire movement

Omission of facts are important when the agenda is to make civil liberties movements look frivolous.

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Why comparing Sacred Games and Narcos does not make any sense

The following piece contains spoilers. Proceed with caution.

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Why Scarlett Johansson should not tell the story of trans mobster Dante 'Tex' Gill

Hollywood wants to profit off minorities, without really wanting to have them become part of the behemoth.

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No, the Chinese Firewall is not the answer to 'Lynchistan'

The solution being suggested by RS Prasad is graver than what is happening right now.

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Swamy and friends have it wrong — press freedom in India is a real problem

The media, Lutyens, liberal or otherwise, has more to fear than barbs from Subramanian Swamy.

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The health ministry tried, and very miserably failed to teach us about depression

Get creative, think positive and do yoga! Yeah, no.

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A fictional account of what went down at the Airtel office where Shoaib and Gaganjot work

Shoaib found himself at the receiving end of a bigoted tweet. What happened next will blow your mind.

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Why the mummy stepped in after Virat-Anushka exposed a litterer on social media

The 'raja betas' are always victims. But who's the villain really?

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Sure, CIA called VHP and Bajrang Dal 'militant', but the agency is way worse

Propaganda, economic sabotage, military coups, assassinations and human experiments. What a résumé, right?

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CIA calls Bajrang Dal and VHP 'militant religious organisations', but who's listening?

You can't organise 'arms training camps' to protect Hindus and cry about being called militant.

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Not so fizzy: Mocking Rahul Gandhi for his Coca Cola, McDonald's remarks is wilfully missing the point

The need to make fun of the Congress president blinds people from his rhetoric and arguments.

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Päntsdrunk: Why drinking alone at home, in one's underpants, is the path towards happiness

Seriously, why do we need to go out?

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Secret sonic attacks or clumsy spying: American diplomats in China are mysteriously falling sick

It may sound like a cheesy, Cold War-era spy novel, but the reality is likely to be much more mundane.

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Why the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act should have no place in democratic India

In the five decades of its existence, UAPA’s path has been littered with injustices and exploitation.

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