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Yashee

Yashee

yashee@aajtak.com
The writer is a journalist.

By Yashee

Brahman Ratna? The curious coincidence of Hindu upper caste Bharat Ratna awardees

If the ‘bringing in of caste’ into these awards annoys you, you are probably a Hindu upper caste.

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Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia: Who has the more difficult task in Uttar Pradesh?

Beyond the fawning and fanfare, both Priyanka and Scindia have their tasks cut out, keeping in mind the Congress' past performance, UP's social equations and their alliance prospects.

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UP MLA says Mayawati 'worse than eunuch'. This shows how badly a Dalit ki Beti scares the BJP!

As Mayawati is back with a bang in 2019's political war, expect more abuse for a Dalit woman ‘who has forgotten her place’ — and sent her opponents into panic attacks.

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Saudi Arabia is torturing women activists under its shiny new 'liberalism'. And the world is looking away

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman does not want to give women empowerment, he wants to give them royal indulgences at best. Those speaking out for their human rights are punished, swiftly and brutally.

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Congress to fight alone in Uttar Pradesh: 5 reasons why not tying up with SP-BSP will help the party

The grand old party seems to have a shrewd plan for Uttar Pradesh, the grandest stage of Indian politics.

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Is the Rs 2000 note on its way out or not? All you need to know (and a little more)

The Rs 2000 currency note is a bit like Taimur Ali Khan. Pink, pretty and always in the news.

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Amidst reports of sexual abuse of nuns by priests, the Catholic Church in India could have a lot to confess

For nuns, their seminaries are their workplace. It is time the Church came up with its own Vishaka guidelines.

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We care more about boys trapped in a Thai cave than our own miners dying in Meghalaya

Rescue operations in Meghalaya are stuck for 15 days because there are no pumps strong enough to flush out flood water. In Thailand, an Indian firm had supplied the pumps. In India, no one even supplies tears.

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Noida namaz order: If Muslims can’t pray in parks, will UP police ensure no puja pandals come up on public property?

Insistence on following the rule-book cannot be selective. That’s bullying, not secularism.

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The jury's out on whether Jeremy Corbyn called Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’. But those outraged by it really must look east

Here are five distinct shades of sexism shown by our own politicians that the British can learn from. It's time we took on the Brown Man's Burden.

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Stop attacking General Rawat: He understands women, and the Army, better than you ever can

Women might complain of jawans peeping while they change. But the Army is busy keeping the nation safe. It can’t be distracted in keeping its own employees safe.

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Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi, why don't you reward your young leaders? Don't you stand for a new India?

Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath have been there, done that. Making them, and not Pilot or Scindia CM, would make the Congress look like its tired old self again.

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Rajasthan election results: Both Pilot, Gehlot have strong claims to be CM, but one has a clear advantage

Old warhorse or Young Turk, who will Rahul Gandhi choose?

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In Yogi Adityanath's UP, killing a cow is a crime, killing a cop an 'accident': Here's proof

Of course there is a need to probe the ‘cow slaughter’. But there is no need to say it’s a bigger priority than the inspector’s murder.

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History, mythology, pure fiction: All that our leaders got wrong in their Assembly poll speeches

Are the elections taking place now, in 1947, or during the Ramayana?

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Rajasthan leader 'backs' child marriages: As polls come knocking, populism knocks out ethics for both BJP and Congress

A shocking look at some of the election promises both parties have made, from the absurd to the illegal.

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Was Lord Hanuman a Dalit? Here's what fables and facts say

The caste of this janeu-wearing, weapon-wielding Vanar is not easy to decode. But Yogi Adityanath seems to have made an epic fail.

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Kartarpur Corridor: Amid high drama, security concerns, what the project can mean for India

Whether or not the corridor leads to friendship with Pakistan, it has caused increased bickering at home.

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Digital blue, kermit green: The many shades of politics behind fashion’s ‘colours of the winter’ this year

Fashion has ditched the blues and greys for brighter — but not cheerier — colours in this winter of discontent.

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Happy birthday, Sushmita Sen: The first Indian woman with public swag

A woman who made her choices, paid for them, but stuck to them. With a Universe of strength.

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Kamal Nath RSS video row: Sambit Patra gets it wrong, but Congress too must stop acting like ‘fancy dress Hindus’

Madhya Pradesh is reeling under farm distress, unemployment, rape, corruption. Why has Congress not ensured the discourse is around these?

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Political quibbling over Chhatth proves the much-maligned Bihari migrant has finally arrived

To Purvanchalis, Chhatth means religiosity like nothing else does.

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Five tips to look your best on Diwali in the time of pollution

Stick zari kinari on your mask. But please, wear masks.

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Bigg Boss, big bangs: A ringside commentary on the show for the uninitiated

A complex drama of love, intrigue — and mild sexual harassment.

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Sabarimala: BJP, Congress both think faith is above the law. We should be very afraid

No matter what politicians say, the Sabarimala controversy is no longer a religious issue.

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Rakhi Sawant accuses Tanushree Dutta of raping her: Dear Rakhi, surely you are better than that?

You have survived by making a farce out of yourself, and that is brave. But making a farce out of rape is never funny.

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The BJP government’s response to #MeToo has been inadequate. MJ Akbar stepping down does not make it better

Even as we celebrate the brave women who ensured impunity met accountability, we need to put some tough questions to the government.

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Govt ‘rejects’ World Bank’s Human Capital Index 2018: Denying problems exist won't make them go away

Instead of acknowledging failings, the government’s response is churlishly defensive.

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Was Mr Darcy the original negger? No, but Pride and Prejudice has been a victim of negging

Popular culture, as it fetishises the sexy Darcy, has robbed him of nuance.

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