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Narendra Modi, Surya Namaskar, International Yoga Day

Why I was wrong to have doubted yoga

Whenever I have tried to practise it, I have found myself a little restless, frustrated and have even fallen asleep.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  5-minute read
Maharashtra government, Madrasas

Madrasa diktat: We don't need no thought control

It’s time to put an end to religious indoctrination masquerading as education.


 |  Stories Unscene  |  8-minute read
26/11 Mumbai Attacks, Hemant Karkare, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, Hindutva

Why it isn't just Modi government that's soft on Hindutva terror

Special public prosecutor in the Malegaon blasts case, Rohini Salian’s disclosures are not merely about the present government – they are more about the non-secular character of the Indian state.


 |   Long-form
Non-violence, British Raj, Subhas Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi

Was Mahatma Gandhi a hypocrite?

This article has been co-authored by Saswati Sarkar, Shanmukh, Dikgaj and Divya Kumar Soti.


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Reddit lockdown, Internet

Why Reddit lockdown is really about who owns the internet

On a web that increasingly resembles a world of gated communities, Reddit retains the old world charm of messy unbound energy.


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BJP, Trolls, Twitter, Narendra Modi

How Modi turned his bhakts against each other on Twitter

All hell broke loose when 150 select social media followers began to brag about their exclusive meeting with the PM.


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Kerala politics, Congress, CPI(M), BJP

Will BJP become the TMC of Kerala in 2016?

The party, which has recorded a four-fold increase in vote share in Aruvikarra by-poll, could be heading for a big win in the southern state.


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Valson Thampu, St Stephen's College sexual harassment case, Delhi University

St Stephen's sexual harassment case reveals how DU can ruin a student

If we don’t speak up today, who will tomorrow when another might be at the receiving end?


 |  An American in Mumbai  |  5-minute read
Life, Streets, Photo essay

How India let me photograph the story of its streets

My interest in street photography, in all its raw and rugged glory, was reawakened during a recent trip to Kolkata.


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Mamata Banerjee, Saradha Scam, TMC

How Mamata Banerjee's mastered the art of Left's criminalisation of politics

The great expectations and confidence people had in the party and the chief minister were shattered in a little more than two years.