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Valay Singh Rai

Valay Singh Rai

Political analystvalaysingh@gmail.com
The author is a Delhi-based writer and photographer.

By Valay Singh Rai

Why our babas and maulvis keep silent about rape

Our godmen remain quiet about atrocities against women because they know they are 'complicit'.

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9 things to know about Tripura ahead of February 18 Assembly elections

This is the first direct fight between the communists and the BJP in the state.

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Modi's speech in Parliament: What is this obsession with Nehru?

The prime minister's reply to motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha was predictable digging up of the Congress past.

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India's demographic dividend is turning into a disaster

PM Modi, who is in Davos to tell the world that 'India means business', ought to bear in mind the complete failure of his Skill India programme.

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Love not love jihad, jobs and freedom for Chandrashekhar: Notes from Jignesh Mevani's Yuva Hunkar rally

The youth have a message for the nation.

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Let not fear rule us in 2018

A country’s peace and prosperity is under threat when its economic and social health is poor.

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10 fallouts of Gujarat election results

Will we see the rise of a new opposition leader in Rahul Gandhi or are we going to see the further expansion of the Narendra Modi-cult?

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Babri Masjid demolition:  25 years on, Muslims in Ayodhya waiting for closure, if not justice

The town and its residents have remained stuck in development limbo.

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Yogi Adityanath is as clueless about Ayodhya temples as he is about governance

While it plans to turn Ayodhya into a pilgrimage centre, RTI reply shows it has no data on the number of pilgrims visiting the temple town.

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Why Ram Nath Kovind should've mentioned Nehru in his first speech as President

The first prime minister wasn’t just an ideological opponent of the RSS, he’s the idea of India that the Sangh wants destroyed.

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Before beef ban came the egg: When Modi government kicks the stomach

In a free India, one should at least have the freedom to both eat and reject.

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Why SC ruling on Babri Masjid case works for Modi and BJP

The saffron front knows much has changed since the day the Constitution was violently challenged under the pretext of upholding 'public sentiment'.

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Ram mandir: Why is SC passing the buck?

It is baffling that the apex court suggested mediation of a dispute which has remained unresolved, legally, for more than 120 years.

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Why Adityanath as UP CM still may not see a Ram temple built

The BJP has officially committed to resolution of the matter within the framework of the Constitution.

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Ayodhya hasn't forgotten Ram mandir, what does it want from BJP?

People who voted for the saffron party are confident that 'achhe din' are here.

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Will Ayodhya return to BJP this UP election?

What is often concealed from visiting journalists is silent support for the BSP in this seat.

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Akhilesh-Mulayam battle is resembling family feuds of Mahabharata, Ramayana

Ideals of a son and propriety of a father have undergone a tremendous change in modern day UP.

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Parliament's indifference towards children is shocking

Today, half of India's children are malnourished and crores of them are out of school.

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IAS officer's transfer over Nehru tribute shows BJP’s intolerance

It needs to be remembered India's first PM ensured even his rivals were included in nation-building.

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That awkward moment RSS realised it's been in love with Dalits all along

From being 'anti-caste' to turning 'pro-Ambedkar', the godly men of Nagpur are perfect in the art of (mis)appropriation.

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JNU protests: Modi, leave Indians be

The March for Democracy in New Delhi reflected a cementing of student and people solidarity.

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What on earth is 'ecofeminist' Vandana Shiva doing at Sri Sri's event?

Yamuna is under threat, yet the environmental activist's presence at this controversial spirituality gala is deeply troubling.

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JNU students won't let Kanhaiya's bail muzzle dissent

The PhD scholar is awaited on campus to lead the movement for the release of Umar Khalid and Anirban, also booked for sedition.

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How Delhi Police put out our candlelight vigil for Rohith

Police cameras were seen filming everything, from random people outside the cordoned off area to the peacefully sloganeering protesters.

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JNU row: Modi bhakts, anti-government does not mean 'anti-national'

The attack by BJP's OP Sharma at Patiala House shows that if you complain, you will be crushed.

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