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Story Posted on 29-08-2018

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Mother tongue, Tamil, Hindi imposition, Language imposition

The most obvious argument against language imposition

Humans deserve the comforts of a native tongue and its culture — the near-simultaneity of thought and expression, the tacit understanding of unspoken meanings, the purity of accent and emotion.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Urban naxals, Activists arrested, Maoism, Bhima Koregaon

What the arrests of activists linked to the Bhima Koregaon case tell us about the real threat to India

A Latin proverb says: “suppressio veri, suggestio falsi” — suppress the truth, suggest falsehoods.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Mahagathbandhan, Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav

Shivpal Yadav’s revolt against Akhilesh and Samajwadi Party is first jolt to formation of ‘mahagathbandhan’

A weakened SP on account of the visible cracks, may not really be able to give the BJP a run for its money.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Dalits, Varavara rao, Maoists, Bhima Koregaon

Remember this: Maoism aims to end not just BJP or Congress, but democracy itself

You can dislike a government. You can vote it out. But once Maoism is in place, all such freedom ends.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Bengal, Naxalites, Urban naxal, Maoists

How my friend Arnab dropped out of IIT to become Comrade Bikram

Before you sympathise with anybody, remember that the Ultra Left ideology has claimed many young lives — indoctrinating youthful minds to die and to kill.

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read
Johny johny yes papa, Pop culture, Internet, Memes

Johny Johny, No Papa. Just end this terrible meme already

It's this meme's second life, and hopefully the final.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Bhima Koregaon, Twitter, Urban naxals, Vivek Agnihotri

Why those slamming Vivek Agnihotri’s call for a 'list' on Twitter are only helping him

The ongoing Twitter exercise will serve just one purpose — ensure the continued relevance of a failed filmmaker.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Khalistan, Indira Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Why Rahul Gandhi cannot peg the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Hindus, RSS or the BJP

The Congress couldn't pin the killings of thousands of innocents on anyone back then and it surely cannot blame anyone else in 2018.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Hindutva, Poll plank, BJP, Lok Sabha 2019

BJP will have to play its Hindutva card very deftly in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Attempts to overplay the Hindutva agenda could backfire as it will be taken as a sign of the party’s failure in governance.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
RSS, Narendra Modi, Congress, BJP

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Why we should ignore Rahul Gandhi at times

The fight for 2019 is clearly between BJP’s substance and Congress' hogwash.