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VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Anti-national, Dalit Killing, Letter to prime minister, Lynching

Patriots like us must call out lynchings. Why doesn't PM Modi start a campaign against hate crimes?

Notable cultural figures have written a controversial letter on lynching to the PM, including filmmaker Aparna Sen, who spoke with Rohit E David on why this issue has become so crucial now.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
JNU, Kanhaiya Kumar, Anti-national, Yogi Adityanath

Pledge no 'anti-national' activity: Why Yogi Adityanath's campus ordinance should scare us all

Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were booked for sedition. Charges could never be proved and yet they suffered. This ordinance could only worsen that scenario.

LIFE

 |  2-minute read
Jai shri ram, Anti-national, Salman Khan, World cup 2019 india

Bharat and Freedom: I sat out the national anthem twice. But I'm not an anti-national. Then why?

The fear of being accosted, beaten up or mobbed was so real. Yet I remained firmly seated.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Kashmir politics, BJP, Anti-national, Separatist

Why India’s real 'Tukde Tukde Gang' needs to be reined in to save the idea of 'India'

Trust, empathy and inclusion will go a long way. Violent policies will do no good.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Anti-national, Crimes against tourists, Radio mirchi, Swiss couple attacked

Was Radio Mirchi's Mat Aao India jingle really anti-India?

The attack on a young Swiss couple in Uttar Pradesh has triggered the campaign by a radio station.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Patriotism, Anti-national, Guwahati, Supreme Court

Wheelchair-bound man heckled for not standing during national anthem is new low in movie hall patriotism

It is not enough to be proud (Indian), you need to be loud.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Anti-national, India-China Ties, Badminton, Jwala Gutta

Shameful. Twitter trolls question athlete Jwala Gutta's patriotism over her parentage

The stand-off in Doklam between Indian and Chinese troops turned into an opportunity for trolls to attack the badminton star.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Lynchings, Vigilantism, Politics, Anti-national

Problem with nationalism is that it’s foreign and imported

It must smell of our soil, our air, our water, our imagination, our spirit. And when I look for things of that sort, it is very little that comes to mind or to hand.

VARIETY

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Hypernationalism, Sedition, Anti-national, WhatsApp

Sedition law is wrong. Arresting Muslim man for receiving WhatsApp message more so

The Chennai incident goes on to show how misguided interpretations of ‘anti-national’ make the minorities vulnerable to draconian laws.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Demonetisation, Modi government, GST, Anti-national

My problem with anti-government sentiment

I want transparency for the next generation.