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N Jayaram

N Jayaram

Journalistnjabroad@gmail.com
The writer is a journalist now based in Bangalore. He has worked for the Press Trust of India and Agence France-Presse.

By N Jayaram

Why Siddaramaiah raised issue of federalism and flag on Facebook post

The Karnataka CM has intensified the pitch to assert regional identity ahead of the Assembly elections.

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Why it’s important to call Urjit Patel out on the demonetisation disaster

The public is largely in the dark about his role in the note-ban exercise.

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Why we may be living in a darker time than Indira Gandhi's Emergency

The situation India finds itself in today can partly be blamed on the laundering of Hindutva forces that JP allowed to happen.

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Some hard truths about the privilege of coping with demonetisation

Belong to middle or upper castes and classes, and try to look the part.

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Jayalalithaa's questionable legacy with Tamil Nadu's women

Many women wept over her demise but do they know how many of their kind she let down?

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Wrong to call Modi's demonetisation an inconvenience, it's a disaster

By undermining people's livelihoods, the Modi regime has pushed humanity into a crisis.

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Demonetisation may be problematic, so is this racist cartoon

Hemant Morparia's 'Meanwhile in Nigeria' is wrong on many levels.

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Cauvery is losing to environmental vandalism by Congress and BJP

A sensible solution to the dispute lies in the people of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu agreeing on the ways the water will be put to use.

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Is Congress siding with Sanghis in harassing Amnesty India?

Bangalore fracas akin to the smearing of JNU students.

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Why Kashmir's stone-pelters mustn't be seen as terrorists

Indian newspaper and TV coverage has been shamefully one-sided.

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RSS the hypocrites: Opposed Ordinance Raj during Emergency, mum now with Modi

Government has issued 22 ordinances in just two years of being in power.

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How many manual scavengers need to die, Karnataka?

The Dalit 'monopoly' on this job needs to go.

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Rohith Vemula, Hyderabad Central University and 'mainstream' Indian media

How the predominance of us, Savarna Hindu-born hacks, is suffocating alternative voices.

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NYT lost in translation, should have checked facts

The newspaper tells us how to pronounce a Tamil word, but there are problems both on the vowel and consonant fronts.

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Ravi Shankar to Vijay Mallya: Modi's India and the art of living it up

The government has been pilloried for letting one flee and allowing another take over a river to pander to Hindutva vote bank.

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Azadi for Kanhaiya won't end terror for Kashmiris, Dalits or Northeast

Will the 'freedom in India' the PhD scholar talks of be extended to the Adivasis and other oppressed, or will it remain an empty slogan?

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My father was in RSS, why I dread men in khakhi knickers

The Hyderabad and JNU fracas reveal Sangh’s fascist bent in bold relief.

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Make no mistake. India needs to step up and abolish death penalty

World's largest democracy remains firmly in the company of a minority of countries that swear by medieval practices.

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UN appointing Saudi official to top human rights job is inhuman

Half of the kingdom's population, namely women, have few rights and whose employers of foreign workers treat them as chattel and worse.

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In defence of John Dayal facing threats from Hindutva groups

Activists like him gain importance as they seek to protect not only the rights of their own denominations but of other minorities too.

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Move over Aurangzeb, Khakhi Knicker Marg zindabad

A great deal more of such unfinished business is in store in Modi-fied India.

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What does August 15 mean to India's weak and poor?

There is a clamour for superpower status even as in terms of social indicators, the country ranks with the worst in the world.

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How much biryani will India feed caught Pakistani 'terrorist'?

The nation wants to know how many thousands of crores of rupees are going to be spent on keeping him alive and for how long.

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Kalam was no great man: Don't let news of death confuse you

The former president of India rose through the ranks of the Indian scientific establishment with his firm backing for hawkish causes such as nuclear weaponisation and missile development.

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Drug trafficking: Why Indonesia was quick to execute the prisoners

The deaths of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, convicted of narcotic crimes, are seen as an attempt to aid the state's vested interest.

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Travel advisory: Pinochet, Modi, and crimes against humanity

The prime minister has breezed through his current Europe tour with no questions asked about his role in the Gujarat riots.

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By attacking activists and NGOs, India is becoming more like China

One hopes the Supreme Court will not be swayed by anti-activist opinions when it takes up the hearing of Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand.

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Nithari case: How the judiciary ruled against bloodlust

The lynch mob against Surinder Koli stemmed from complete ignorance on the details of the case and the circumstances in which it was adjudicated.

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