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Story Posted on 24-03-2018

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Godhra, 2002 Gujarat riots, Ncert

Why deleting 'anti-Muslims' from Class 12 book reference to 2002 Gujarat riots is unjust

The riot was not a clash between communities, it was a pogrom, and students deserve to know that.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
CPM, Opposition alliance, Modi, Lok Sabha 2019

Why Opposition has no chance of beating Modi in 2019

The CPI(M) has pooh-poohed the idea of Opposition unity.

POLITICS

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India, Continental Free Trade Area, African Union

African nations sign historic free trade agreement: Why the rest of the world is watching closely

A common market would open more doors for Indian projects and investors, albeit with more competition.

VOICES

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Urbanisation, Lake froth, Lake fire, Bangalore

How Bangalore turned into a city of nightmares

A 'casteless' and classless city that in reality is deeply classist and casteist.

VOICES

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Election Commission of India, Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi High Court, AAP MLAs disqualification

Why Delhi HC quashing disqualification of AAP MLAs is a big win for us

The high court verdict is a stinging indictment of the Election Commission’s ruling.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Minority rights, Trishul, Burqa, Ramachandra Guha

By comparing burqas to trishuls, Ram Guha has fallen into the trap of model minority thinking

Right-wing bigots in India tag Muslims through visual symbols, verbal discourse, rumours and myths, terminology and metaphor.

POLITICS

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UIDAI, Biometric data, Aadhaar, Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani saying Aadhaar can be used to sell data is very worrying

Infosys co-founder's latest statement is akin to suggesting Indians can sell someone else’s kidney without the person's consent or knowledge.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
NCRB, Crime, Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Why cops in Madhya Pradesh are urging citizens to resort to mob justice

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has threatened top officers with transfers if they are unable to control crime.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Malnutrition, Women's health, Tuberculosis, World TB Day

In India, 18 women die of TB every hour: Why have we stopped caring?

Women are conditioned to not complain, making diagnosis and treatment more difficult.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  7-minute read
Hindutva, Savarkar, Mohan Bhagwat, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

‘The RSS believes in making the Hindu society aware of its civic duty – with compulsory military training’

Author Shridhar Damle on why the head of a ‘cultural organistaion’, Mohan Bhagwat, is talking of raising an army.