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Story Posted on 08-11-2017

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Modi government, Demonetisation

This is how Modi government is fooling Indians on black money crackdown

From Panama scandal to Paradise papers, it will continue to suppress, misinterpret and delay the probe on tax evasion.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Firecracker ban, Delhi air pollution

Why it is illogical to celebrate Delhi smog as a victory over Diwali firecracker ban

When you choose a lethal grey cloud as an ally, your arguments are murky.

POLITICS

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BJP, Hindutva, Gau Rakshaks, Cow Vigilantism

Reuters investigation into how gau rakshaks are stealing livelihoods of Muslims is alarming

This is 'economic terrorism'.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
PDS, Amartya Sen, Jharkhand starvation death, Aadhaar

Linking of Aadhaar to ration cards in Jharkhand is depriving people of the right to food

Experts have for long argued there is enough food to ensure nobody dies of hunger but people are not able to access it.

ART & CULTURE

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Nazism, Available Light, Poetry, CP Surendran

Ranjit Hoskote on why poet CP Surendran is 'a suture for a sacred wound'

[Book extract] He bears witness to derelict polyphonies of affect, animates them into a condition of sayability, steering them towards what must be written.

MONEY

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Arun Jaitley, BJP, Narendra Modi, Economy

Still no proof whether demonetisation hit India's black money

Unless the tax authorities can unearth crores in the coming days, note ban will go down as a failure.

VARIETY

 |  She Says  |  4-minute read
Sexual Consent, Marathon runner, Ankita Konwar, Milind Soman

Milind Soman dating a younger woman is not creepy

Issues of privacy and morality have been confused in the criticism of the couple.

VARIETY

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Smog, Twitter, Delhi ncr, Air Pollution

As Delhi's pollution reaches 'emergency' levels, Twitter reacts to smog chokehold

Doctors in the capital have warned of a public health emergency asking people to not go out or risk chronic lung and heart diseases.

VARIETY

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Jayant Sinha, Civil Aviation, Assault, IndiGo Airlines

IndiGo staff assaults passenger: Airline must answer why 'whistleblower' employee got the sack

The government has even ordered an inquiry and demanded a report from the airline on the incident.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Demonetisation

Did 'prostitution nosedive after demonetisation'? Why Ravi Shankar Prasad's claim is problematic

This points to the BJP's penchant for mixing politics with a heavy dose of sanskar.