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LIFE

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India, Beef politics, Food politics, Vegetarianism

Chicken nuggets for vegetarians now: Why is vegetarianism treated so callously?

Stop calling vegetables ghas-phoos, please! And we know plants are living things too. Vegetarianism is simply an individual choice that doesn't need to be defended, or offended, constantly.

VOICES

 |  Point Blank  |  3-minute read
Natural Disaster, Narendra Modi, Beef politics, Kerala floods

Kerala floods: Shame how SoS calls were met with deluge of hate campaigns on social media

While haters worked overtime, Centre and my north Indians friends took their own sweet time to wake up to the catastrophe.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Beef politics, Cow protection, Gau Rakshaks

Why Modi’s warning to gau rakshaks is a dud

The PM tried to pass blame for cow violence on to state governments, but the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is in power in 16 states.

VOICES

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Communal Polarisation, Beef politics, Not In My Name, Hindutva

Not In My Name: An ex-officer explains why he doesn't want India turning into a Hindu Pakistan

The Prime Minister has no time or inclination to comment on such important issues even though he loves to tweet inanities.

VOICES

 |  Between the Lines  |  2-minute read
Beef politics, Maharashtra Police

What Maharashtra needs more urgently than beef detection kits

But of course Mr Devendra Fadnavis, all the rest can wait for they are not priorities.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Junaid, Cow Vigilantism, Hate crimes, Beef politics

PM Modi says Not In My Name. But can he ensure lynchings stop?

Let’s hope that while it took him two years and a spate of hate crimes to finally speak up, it puts an end to vigilantism and mob violence.

POLITICS

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  5-minute read
Beef politics, Lynching, Junaid, Jantar Mantar

Not In My Name: Notes from a protest

Delhi that assembled on June 28 in large droves was privileged and well-heeled. But sick to the stomach.

POLITICS

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Northeast, Beef Ban, Beef politics, BJP

BJP’s plan to win Northeast over is not going well

Beef ban and politics is drawing heat from various political quarters.

VOICES

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IIT Madras, Beef politics

What was the beef at IIT Madras? My account

For those of you who will now level allegations of bias against me, maybe I am biased.

POLITICS

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Sangh Parivar, Beef politics, Hinduism

Did you know our Hindu ancestors ate beef?

Is the diet of our people going to be decided by quasi-religious and majoritarian reasons?