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Story Posted on 08-07-2019


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Lawlessness, Supreme Court, Mob violence, Lynching

I survived lynching: Such violence existed before this govt. But it cannot become normal. There are ways to stop this

I faced the fury of lynching attempts on myself. Such acts have a long, disturbed history which predates the Modi govt. But this govt could take on the responsibility of ending lynching.


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World Cup 2019, Virat kohli vs kane williamson, Semi final, India Vs New Zealand

India vs New Zealand has India as the favourites. But beware underestimating the opponent

India will clash with New Zealand in the first World Cup semi-final today. Although India is the more consistent team, the Kiwis still have enough power to create a huge upset.


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Pollution Control, Sherpas, Garbage on everest, Garbage disposal

Mt Everest becomes garbage can: Is it the responsibility of only one govt to clean up the world's tallest dump yard?

Mt Everest is getting filthier with every climb, and it is not an embarrassment only for Nepal. Governments across the world need to pitch in.


 |  The Castaways  |  7-minute read
Feminism, Wounded women, Charles Dickens, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Dressing up your male bias: My open letter to Sabyasachi Mukherjee for the sake of all women

Designer uses Miss Havisham, Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' character, to say women who are overdressed and 'caked with makeup' are 'wounded' and 'bleeding inside'. That's bosh.


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Toxic masculinity, Anger management issues, Misogyny, Sandeep reddy vanga

'Kabir Singh will change after kids'. But Sandeep Reddy Vanga will never change

Two priceless lessons from Sandeep Reddy Vanga: True love is a slapfest, and don't bother on becoming a better person yourself, just have kids instead.


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Physical Abuse, Toxic masculinity, Misogyny, Kabir singh

Cross the road, ladies: Sandeep Reddy Vanga and the toxic male psyche's coming!

If subsuming yourself in love means that he can beat you up, just ask the countless women who suffer from domestic abuse. Would that make you feel precious, valued, loved, Mr Vanga?


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Goan food, Mirzapur, Pork vindaloo, Anthony lobo

An Aunty who fed Ahmedabad Goan vindaloo: Mary Lobo became a mother to students eating at La Bella

Aunty Lobo’s passing signifies the end of a special epicurean era where you got a delicious Goan meal under Rs 100, and where the owner would sit down and hear your personal tales.


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Ministry of human resource and development, Braille language, Visually impaired persons, National education policy

Totally in the dark: Draft National Education Policy 2019 doesn't do much that's needed by children with challenges

The draft education policy is absolutely crucial in terms of bringing children with challenges into education and empowering them. But it doesn't go much beyond ramps and washrooms.


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Kumaraswamy, Siddarmaiah, B s yedyurappa, Karnataka crisis

Why there's such a nataka in Karnakata: The roles and reasons politicians are playing in the theatre of the state

With over a dozen legislators now resigning from the state Congress, Karnataka is in political crisis. But the drama has been on for a while. Its likely end is equally dramatic.


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Ekta Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Manikarnika: the queen of jhansi, Judgementall hai kya

Et Tu, Kangana? As she picks on a journalist, Kangana Ranaut falls prey to her own nemesis, 'toxic celebrity'!

It is now a sad truth that celebrities in positions of power will almost certainly abuse it. They could be Karan Johar. Or, ironically, Kangana Ranaut.