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Story Posted on 21-07-2017


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Hymenoplasty, Virginity tests

How India treats sexually active women — and virginity tests

The burden of proof in any situation concerning socially unapproved virginity loss falls on the woman or her family.


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Aadhar bill, Aadhaar, Right to Privacy

Should Indians even be scared about privacy?

If the Aadhaar card is really just a means to distribute fairly and efficiently services the government owes to this country’s people, its actions are contradictory.


 |  Between the Lines  |  4-minute read
Ashish Avikunthak, Dhoti ban

Blame India's deepening class bias, not just malls, for dhoti bans

As a society we are becoming too conscious about who we share our public spaces with.


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Gujarat, BJP, Shankersinh Vaghela, Congress

Shankersinh Vaghela quitting shows gulfs within Congress are widening

Amid allegations of cross-voting during presidential polls and upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, the veteran makes his exit.  


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Book Extract, India-US Ties, China, China-Pakistan

Ex-US Senator explains how US can help India deliver a devastating blow to China

[Book extract] America should decisively choose India and downgrade Pakistan.


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WhatsApp, Supreme Court, Aadhaar, Right to Privacy

Exposed - Modi government’s doublespeak on right to privacy in Supreme Court

While the Centre is arguing one thing in the WhatsApp data protection case in the apex court, it is contradicting itself in the right to privacy hearings.


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Doklam, Nationalism, Hindu right, Pakistan

Problem is not with Hindu nationalism, but with Chinese expansionism

The weeks-long confrontation on the shared border between China, India and Bhutan is orchestrated and executed by China.


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Genetics, Eugenics, Nepotism, Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan makes a fool of himself with an open letter on nepotism

A man who was born in a royal family does not know what aristocracy means!


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Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, Depression

Kurt Cobain to Chester Bennington: How many artists will we lose to depression?

The key lies in the identification of that darkness that's growing inside you, whether it's by you or by a loved one.


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BJP-Congress, Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind as India's President is a defining moment for Hindutva politics

For a party that was considered 'politically untouchable' after the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 till 1996, the wheel has indeed turned full circle.