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Story Posted on 20-06-2018

VARIETY

 |  8-minute read
Yoga day, International Yoga Day, Forests

Why catch and hunt snakes for PM Modi's World Yoga Day fest?

One culture can't be greater than others, while nature remains a stepchild.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Mehbooba Mufti, 2019 general election, Kashmir, BJP-PDP break-up

Kashmir policy remains a mess — why rejoice over PDP's failure?

The Modi government has been roundly criticised for what the Opposition calls a lack of vision in its foreign policy with Pakistan.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Social Media, Indian media, Fake news, Google news initiative

Why Google is the armchair journalist's 'beat'

Google India will train select Indian journalists to guard against 'fake news'. But the problem is larger than the solution, and the search engine is also a part of it.

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Anxiety, Depression, WHO, Mental Illness

Why WHO is wrong in classifying 'gaming disorder' as a mental illness

The decision appears to be backed by little research and as such seems flawed.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Trolls, Fake news, Armchair experts, Social Media

‘Citizen journalist' online – your lack of expertise only spreads fake news

If you must share your views on everything, why not do what real journalists do — read up, verify, fact-check.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Communal Riots, Trolling, Online hate, Social Media

Why hatred and hate speech are not social media inventions

Today, we are waging online verbal riots that are causing wounds so deep that the scars may never heal.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Justice Chelameswar, CJI Dipak Misra, CJI impeachment, Judicial crisis

Why India's Supreme Court crisis is set to return with a bang

With justice Arjan Kumar Sikri's entry into the collegium, the dynamics are set to change.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Kashmir conflict, Kashmiri Pandits, Jammu and Kashmir

With no Kashmir for a home, Pandit is no more than a memory - and a tattered identity

[Book excerpt] Shunted out of a homeland while their neighbours and their countrymen alike merely looked on, or simply looked away.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi, Mehbooba Mufti, PDP

Governor’s rule in J&K: How Centre should make amends in Kashmir

India’s Kashmir policy has been a blunder of epic proportions. It's time we fixed it.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
People's democratic party, Goods and services tax, Kashmir crisis, BJP-PDP break-up

Why it's important to hold elections in J&K at the earliest

The absence of a government will create a political vacuum and democracy will take a beating.