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Story Posted on 16-08-2017

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Hate Speech, Trump, Charlottesville violence

Lessons from Charlottesville: This is how you float above the hate

Hitting out will not win this day or hold back the raging, hateful and sectarian waves.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Patriarchy, Women, EkBartanKum

Indian women don't want to be experts at washing dishes: Stop with the sexist ads

'Ek bartan kum istemaal karein' is as absurd as it is shameful.

VOICES

 |  Stories Unscene  |  8-minute read
Medha Patkar, Adivasis, Dams-displacement, Narmada Bachao Andolan

State is testing the limits of Narmada Bachao Andolan activists

The architects of this 'state-engineered modern-day genocide' are not gangsters or despots but genteel bureaucrats, industrialists, politicians, SC judges.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Iran, Sanctions, Terrorism, Oil

Arab boycott: By the time Qatar decides to bend its knees, it might be too late

It fails to see that financial clout alone does not work in the region where Qatar sits.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Left, BJP, Independence Day speech, Tripura

Censoring Tripura CM Manik Sarkar's speech reeks of BJP politics

It would be foolish to only attack Prasar Bharati and not see an ulterior motive.

ART & CULTURE

 |  19-minute read
Subhas Chandra Bose, British Raj, INA

How the British Raj ultimately fell to INA trials

[Book excerpt] Gandhi’s slogan of 'do or die' after Quit India was far more compatible with Subhas Chandra Bose’s views than anyone else's.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
HBO, Leaks, GoT Season 7, Game of Thrones

Why you shouldn't watch the leaked Game of Thrones episode

It's the most important one of the season.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Independence Day speech, Doorsarshan, AIR, Prasar Bharati

Censoring Tripura CM’s Independence Day speech is a travesty of freedom

Prasar Bharati, which runs both Doordarshan and the All India Radio, refused to air Manik Sarkar's speech.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Death penalty, Rape trials, Dhananjoy

Bengali film has provoked fresh debate on death penalty

Dhananjoy shows how the police, the judiciary and the State can err in sending a poor security guard to the gallows.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Bhutan, Sikkim standoff, Doklam, India-China Ties

Doklam standoff: Options that weren't there for India

There is a realisation that neither is interested nor can afford a full-blown war.