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Story Posted on 21-06-2019


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World cup 2019 india, Water ministry, Chennai water shortage, Water shortage

Dear Virat Kohli, I implore you to understand the value of water

India is facing one of the worst summers of severe water deprivation. Using running water for washing cars is just not right. Indeed, you, an icon, should teach us to conserve every drop.


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Hypocrite, English education, Jaganmohan Reddy, Karnataka public school

Dear Indian intellectuals, we are not fools: Faux regional language lovers closed the poor's access to English for years

But politicians like Jagan Reddy have sensed the yearning among the masses for English medium instruction and will provide this, despite the intellectuals hissing this is a 'World Bank agenda'.


 |  Below The Belt  |  8-minute read
Salman khan trolled, Imran khan moon moon sen, Bengal violence elections, Bengal tmc vs bjp

Bengal of Bombs and Fire: It is heartbreaking to see the soul of my Sonar Bangla bleed amidst the violence

The state of Bengal is on edge with different political factions violently targeting each other and civilians becoming cannon fodder. Even Imran Khan's Tagore gaffe didn't make Bengalis laugh.


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Mamata Banerjee, Open letter to muslims, Muslim league, Indian Muslims

Open Letter to my fellow Muslims: Please step out of the ‘we are oppressed’ narrative. Fix what you can!

As a Muslim, I know we face blatant, rampant discrimination. But complaining about it, and writing posts, won't help. Improving our own lot, one step at a time, will.


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Bishop council, UDF, Kerala, Bishop franco cartoon

The Freedom to Mock: This controversial Bishop Franco cartoon mirrors an urgent need to protect freedom of speech

Cartoons are a way to laugh even in dark times. As the Church objects to an award-winning cartoon showing a rape-accused Bishop, will the Kerala govt protect our freedom to mock?


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Afghanistan, England, World cup 2019 india, Orange jersey

When the World Cup strikes: Sports widows, tis the season to be jolly!

Cricket World Cup 2019 is your chance to get a taste of singledom for a month and do all your favourite things without worrying about a plus-one.


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Donald Trump, India, Iran Nuclear Deal, Iran-us tussle

US vs Iran: As US flights start to avoid Iran, is the airspace mayhem just the beginning?

Where does India feature in this tension, which can soon snowball into a huge crisis?


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Sexist, Toxic masculinity, Arjun Reddy, Kiara advani

Kabir Singh Movie Review: Shahid Kapoor romanticises toxic masculinity, and it's not good

Kabir Singh is not just an angry, abusive person. He’s sexist, elitist and an entitled a-word that I’m not using to keep it clean. I’m going with a very generous 1 star out of 5.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Delhi, Gymkhana, Summer, Swimming

Blue hai paani paani: Swimming pools? Well, they're pools of very weird stories too

It's summer and the pools are full. But from 'holy dips' to 'contagious epilepsy' and now, 'chlorates', my swimming classes have always been quite deep.


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TMC, Muslim appeasement, West bengal doctors, West Bengal

Muslim 'protests' too little, too late: What were ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims doing before Lok Sabha polls 2019?

The letter written by ‘prominent’ Bengali Muslims to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only highlights their silence in several earlier cases.