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Story Posted on 27-06-2019

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Muslims, Lynching, Junaid

'Junaid was lynched. But we'll live and die as Indians'

On June 22 two years ago, Junaid was lynched in a train, targeted in a fight over his skull cap. His family still lives in shock, fear and grief. But they are determined to get justice for Junaid.

VARIETY

 |  She Says  |  5-minute read
Lgbtqia, Lesbianism, Gay rights, Homosexuality

Gay Pride, And Straight Too: Being heterosexual is as innate as being gay. It merits as much respect

This Pride Month, let us truly accept others for whoever they are.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Hurriyat hypocrisy, Article 370, Amit shah narendra modi partnership, Kashmir

Talk About What? India should not waste a second with the Hurriyat, Pakistan's poisonous spent force

If Delhi talks to anyone, it must be to Kashmir's elected representatives and other stakeholders, not waste time on the perfidious and pointless Hurriyat, which has only harmed India's interests.

POLITICS

 |  13-minute read
Narendra Modi, Talaq-ul-biddat, Indian Muslims, Sharia court

Not saffron but secular: The banning of instant triple talaq is a crucial first step towards Uniform Civil Code

Just like regressive divorce practices, ruled by religious notions, can't be allowed, neither should we accept the lack of a secular Uniform Civil Code, which 'minority appeasers' denied India thus far.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Vastu Shastra, N kiran kumar reddy, K rosaiah, YSR

Why KCR loves his Vaastu: Will a new and expensive vaastu-compliant secretariat strengthen KCR's regime?

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao laid the foundation stone for a new Assembly-secretariat complex in accordance with Vaastu. Good luck to KCR even as his state faces huge difficulties.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Amit Shah, BJP, Akash vijayvargiya, Kailash Vijayvargiya

Because of their aukaat: Why the BJP will not take Kailash Vijayvargiya and his son Akash to task

'Like father, like son' is such an understatement for Kailash Vijayvargiya and Akash.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Muslims, Jai shri ram, Lynching in jharkhand, Tabrez ansari

Junaid, Akhlaq, Tabrez: Muslims aside, we are also lynching our laws and legal system each and every time

Most of the accused in cases of lynching have either been released on bail or never arrested at all. This is despite the Supreme Court's severe injunction to the authorities to ensure justice.

POLITICS

 |  Musings from afar  |  4-minute read
Putin, Uddhav Thackeray, Narendra Modi, Jaishankar

Pompeo, Jaishankar set interesting stage for Modi and Trump talks

Despite all the baggage, Pompeo’s visit has succeeded in injecting a renewed vigour in Indo-US bilateral discourse and in Jaishankar he managed to find a partner who is equally focused on delivering practical outcomes.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Salman Khurshid, Shashi Tharoor, Congress president

Is Congress in a coma? The only person who really seems to care is PM Modi

The grand old party seems adamant to cling to the Nehru-Gandhis and not reinvent. But PM Modi's continuing obsession with the Congress also indicates that perhaps all isn't lost for it.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
First look, Sam manekshaw, Uri the surgical strike, Raazi

Real Indian Hero: Vicky Kaushal is Sam Manekshaw in Meghna Gulzar's new movie. But Vicky faces a much tougher battle here

From playing a Pakistani officer to one of India's greatest real-life war heroes, Vicky Kaushal's come a long way. Does he have the acting chops to portray the much-loved Manekshaw?