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Story Posted on 18-11-2018


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Tiger Conservation, Man-animal conflict, Maharashtra, Avni

There are two sides to the story of Avni's killing: How my opinion changed after visiting Pandharkawada forest range

She had terrorised the villagers. Standing crops were drying in the fields, cattle were starving.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Hate crimes, BBC, Washington Post, Perception polls

Perception polls about India under Modi: Whose perception is it anyway?

Recently, The Washington Post and the BBC published two articles about India. What is their research methodology and sample size?


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Pollution, Indian Wedding, Tradition, Indian culture

Big car, bigger wedding: When will we find out the biggest cost we are paying for our oversized dreams?

We equate excess with success. Progress with profusion.


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Kashmiri Pandits, Left wing, Right-wing, Liberals

The Right's 'anti-national', the Left's 'Nazi': What it means to be a Liberal in today’s India

We have insults and allegations thrown at us from both sides. We should wear those as a badge of honour.


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Hinduism, Religious minority, Donald Trump, United States

Why hate crimes are rising against Hindus in the US

India's 'cow vigilantism' is much highlighted in US media. The other side of this story has been completely ignored in this process.


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Assembly elections 2018, Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, Candidates, BJP

Madhya Pradesh Assembly election: How both BJP and Congress are trying to rein in the rebel candidates

BJP had minister Narendra Singh Tomar handling the rebels, while the Congress deputed Digvijaya Singh to speak to aggrieved candidates.


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European Union, UK, Brexit, Theresa May

Why I think Theresa May's Brexit press conference was repetitive

Will there be a second referendum? PM May says 'no'. Others are not sure.


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Opposition unity, Congress, Karnataka by-polls, General Elections 2019

Math of alliance politics – What Karnataka by-polls tell us about advantage Congress

The wins have shown that Congress in a tie-up with strong regional parties can be a force to reckon with.


 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Financial aid, Asia bibi verdict, Pakistan, Imran Khan

What is the truth behind Imran Khan's alleged U-turns?

Imran Khan's comment that Hitler and Napoleon suffered huge defeats as they did not take U-turns has, as usual, drawn flak.