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Story Posted on 24-08-2016


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Defence deals, National security, Indian Navy, Scorpene

Submarine data leak: Scorpene is hardly a stranger to controversies

Questions about its technological standard, intent of the French firm DCNS and inordinate delays still remain.


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Piers Morgan, Twitter Trolls, Chetan Bhagat, Rio Olympics 2016

Let's admit it. Piers Morgan demolished Indian Twitter (and Chatan Bhagat)

His takedown of Suhel Seth and fellow chatterati is typical acerbic Brit wit.


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Indian Women, Reproductive Rights, Commercial Surrogacy, Surrogacy Bill

Whose womb is it anyway: Everyone but the mother's in India

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 is a lost opportunity and an exercise in moral crusading.


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Section 377, Surrogacy Bill

Indian State has crept into our bedroom, but not to protect us

With altruistic surrogacy, outlawing porn and sexuality, government has become the most unsettling voyeur.


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Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking

Why can't I decide how law punishes my trafficker?

As a victim of a crime, I feel the choice should also depend more on me, not only the courts.


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Inflation, RBI, Monetary Policy

Challenges facing India's monetary policy

Let us keep up the efforts for a better and continual reform phase.


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Anti-national, Gau Rakshaks, Narendra Modi

In which Modi must we trust?

The PM's many faces are serving an ideological goal and not a development objective.


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Secularism, France, Burkini ban

Why is France hounding women for wearing burkinis?

Is the birthplace of democracy guilty of using a racist diktat in the garb of secularism?


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Free Speech, Salman Khan, Ramya

Ramya, Irrfan, Salman: Is India's intolerance on sale for publicity?

Outrage is an industry now; a marketing tool.


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Women's Rights, Reproductive Rights, Sushma Swaraj, Surrogacy Bill

Supermom of State, Sushma Swaraj, gifts India a sanskari Surrogacy Bill

Only married Indian citizen couples can opt for 'altruistic surrogacy', but not our singles, LGBTQ or those in live-in relationships.