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Vrinda Gopinath

Vrinda Gopinath

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The writer is editor, altgaze.com.

By Vrinda Gopinath

When being gay was sheer irreverent, catty fun

The SC ruling on 377 stops gays from being called criminals. But it also makes them citizens — with all the boring goodness this involves.

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How rebel Dalit MPs have exposed BJP's Muslim leaders and their hypocrisy

It’s time minority leaders in the saffron party lift the veil of duplicity and double-dealing.

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Decoding the BJP versus Congress battle over data breach

Predatory democracy is already here.

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Modi's biggest contribution to India is teaching it to hate

Democracy is a celebration of contrasts and differences, diversity and change.

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Why Renuka Chowdhury's laughter hurt Modi's ears

It seems, to survive in the Hindutva universe, only a mother goddess is permitted.

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5 ways Rahul Gandhi, new Congress president, can keep the heat on Modi

The run-up to the day has seen more action in the past two months than in the past 13 years since he first became an MP.

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What PM Modi can tell you about 'neech' that Mani Shankar Aiyar couldn't explain

Does 'neech' mean low character or low caste?

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Why the lines between bombast Modi and dynast Rahul Gandhi have blurred

It’s a silver spoon in the mouth versus a golden spoon in the hand.

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BJP is lucky Gau Mata can't say Not In My Name

Here's a ready reckoner for those who can't make sense of what the beef is about.

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3 years of Modi government has turned India into Hindu Rashtra

It’s time to stop fooling yourself.

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How Congress is talking 'secularism' and pandering to Hindutva

The party has neither challenged Modi government nor attacked PM for being silently approving of cow vigilantes by refusing to condemn their murders.

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How Hindutva agents have shattered their own dreams

RSS' Akhand Bharat plan has crumbled, giving way to glorious Coastal Republic of India.

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What Yogi Adityanath, Hindutva and porn industry have in common

If you are against humiliation and abuse in pornography, shouldn't it be boycotted in political speeches too?

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Why Rahul Gandhi is a sucker for bromance

But, has the Congress scion's cup of 'power is poison' runneth over with love?

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Demonetisation: How Modi went from gloat to broke

The PM's gamble to woo voters directly - above caste, RSS and BJP, especially in UP - with the noteban, looks to fail.

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How pathetic is Congress for not being able to corner BJP over demonetisation

It's time the Grand Old Party took to the streets.

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Hey feminists, if Melania doesn't mind her nude pictures, why do you?

Was she forced to do the photo-shoot? Was she underage, trafficked, held captive?

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Why are Indians so worried about Trump? They elected Modi

Imagine #NotMyPresident-like protests in India after Modi’s win, by people who believed his involvement in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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With SP in shambles, Rahul Gandhi has a shot in UP

It could not have come at a better time for Gandhi that the ruling Yadav Parivar is unraveling with super speed.

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5 loony consequences of Indian Army's surgical strikes

Despite the Modi government's protestations and demur, the fracas refuses to subside.

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What's wrong in Rahul Gandhi calling Modi a 'dalal'?

Isn’t it strange the BJP is so ultra-sensitive to political banter, but impassive to the hatred and hate-mongering by its own leaders?

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How Modi cut Smriti Irani to size by inducting Anupriya Patel

There could not be a bigger snub to the former HRD minister, who sees her dreams for UP dashed forever.

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If it was love between Modi and Obama, wait till he sees Trump

The prime minister would bond better with Republican presidential hopeful rather than 'good friend' Barack.

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Why did bhakts go mum when Modi's mother came to visit him?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but is this a spectacle of denials?

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Our campuses wouldn't be suffering if Modi, Smriti had gone to college

Not the five-day Yale degree kind.

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Tiger is the villain in The Jungle Book. No case for conservation

The Walt Disney movie vilifies the animal as menacing and murderous which has to be exterminated quickly.

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How Times Group keeps its head while Arnab Goswami loses his

It pays to keep everyone happy.

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How many I-love-Modis will it take, Anupam Kher, to get to Pakistan?

The actor's patriotism is of the bargain-basement variety.

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Sushma Swaraj is imitating Smriti Irani and looking ridiculous

Like the HRD minister, her rebuttal of Rohith Vemula's caste status has only reinforced the RSS-BJP's political obsessions and beliefs.

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5 ways media can show it's fair to Rohith Vemula

It can start by not trivialising the tragedy as just a suicide discourse.

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