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Story Posted on 23-01-2016


 |  5-minute read
Dalit suicide, Caste Politics, Rohith Vemula

How Rohith Vemula’s 'Dalit identity' has been milked by all

The case has been dotted with half-truths, shoddy investigation by the university and the rush of political vultures.


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Shabdveda, Arvind Kumar, Jaipur literature festival, JLF2016

When India’s thesaurus man gave JLF a world bank of words

Arvind Kumar’s Shabdveda narrates his life story through lexicography, journalism, translation, cinema and literature.


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Francois Hollande, Chandigarh, Narendra Modi, Smart city

Smartening up Chandigarh for President Hollande is airbrushing reality

There is no way the visiting dignitary may stop his convoy to take a little walk and see the ugly side of the ‘City Beautiful’.


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Healthcare, Jaipur Literature Festival 2016, JLF2016, Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande on matters of life, death and medicine

He confronted these difficult questions using his own experiences as a doctor and a son caring for his ailing parents


 |  Gulp Fiction  |  6-minute read
Books, Margaret Atwood, JLF2016, Jaipur Literature Festival 2016

When Stephen Fry spoke about Wilde and left JLF in tears

Highs and lows of Jaipur Literature Festival day three.


 |  8-minute read
Student politics, JNU, ABVP, Rohith Vemula

What beating up an ABVP supporter taught me about student politics

As with Rohith Vemula's suicide, politicians will shed crocodile tears and leave a system that destroys the best of youthful India.


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Babri Masjid, Ram Janmabhoomi

What an archaeologist's memoir reveals about Ram temple and Babri Masjid

Left historians of the day ensured the proposal to hand over the site to the Hindu community did not succeed.


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MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, IndVsAus, Cricket

How Manish Pandey changed his stars

It takes a ton to shake off a ton.


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Bollywood, Porn, Sunny Leone, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3

Beware! Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 is the worst joke on a sex comedy

Of repulsive gags, low IQ and gender stereotypes.


 |  7-minute read
Indian cinema, Sholay, Ramesh Sippy

How Ramesh Sippy's classics changed India forever

He not only redefined the yardstick for a 'great' film with 'Sholay', but also managed to set a benchmark for TV with 'Buniyaad'.