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Story Posted on 04-07-2017

LIFE

 |  10-minute read
Loneliness, Queer, LGBTQ

Who is the lonely queer Indian?

In the overconfident assumption that one can understand the struggles of another, we forego that their suffering may be beyond our comprehension.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi, Israel-Palestine conflict, India-Israel ties

Modi in Israel: I am aghast as an Indian, ashamed as a secular Jew

This is not foreign policy, but a continuation of the communal marginalisation of minorities.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Tourism, Harassment, Airport, Immigration

I, too, was harassed at Georgia airport. My letter to Sushma Swaraj

In two minutes, I was made a criminal in a foreign country. The airport staff were prepared to deport me.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
HR Nagendra, Modi, Yoga

Crony asana: Modi's yoga master is going to head panel to select UGC chief

HR Nagendra’s doctoral in mechanical engineering notwithstanding, this is display of extreme nepotism within the government.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Personal laws, Supreme Court, Triple Talaq

Are Supreme Court judges ‘competent’ enough to decide on triple talaq?

The verdict on the matter would be out soon.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Scientists, India, Health sciences

I'm a scientist. I returned from US to find why India can't become a superpower

It is high time not just to make additional policies and regulations, but to disrupt the prevailing complacency, harassment and corruption.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Yoga day, Presidential Elections 2017, Hamid Ansari

3 controversies vice-president Hamid Ansari will be remembered for

His second term ends on August 10.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Demonetisation, PM Modi, RBI, Rs 200

Is this the new Rs 200 note? Don't count on it

Reports suggest that the printing of the notes will begin shortly.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Muslims, Lynchings, Mob violence, Not In My Name

When politics hijacks causes and protests

The problem of lynching is endemic to India.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Yogi Adityanath, Saharanpur riots, Dalit politics

Jailing Dalit activists will come to haunt Adityanath in 2019

The activists were carrying a 125kg soap bar with the intent of handing it over to the Uttar Pradesh CM.