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POLITICS

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Democracy, Pakistan, Islamofascism, Imrankhan

How Imran Khan unveiled the Oxonian version of Pakistani 'Islamofascism'

In the last two years, Imran Khan has proved to be a miserable failure who has in many ways turned the clock back for Pakistan.

VARIETY

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Democracy, Science, Cricket, Bollywood

How pop culture failed us in the times of coronavirus

What sustains us as a society is four ideas or four truths. These are Bollywood, cricket, science and democracy. All four have failed us in Covid times.

VARIETY

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Democracy, Desmond bernal, Covid-19, Coronavirus

Covid-19 needs a better discourse

We see man as the centre and controller of the earth, without realising the earth can do without us.

VARIETY

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Democracy, Indian penal code, Supreme Court, Sedition

Why should Indians continue to live under the shadow of sedition?

Indian democracy must consider whether the offence of sedition itself must be abolished.

POLITICS

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PMO, Oppression, Democracy, Bjp 2.0

The threat to autonomy

One senses that irony and authoritarianism go hand in hand. It is a story to be recounted years from now as part of the anecdotes of authoritarianism.

VOICES

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Democracy, Afghan people, Taliban, Afghanistan elections

I won a seat in Afghanistan's Parliament. I know what my country needs, and it's not the Taliban

Any talks with the Taliban will remain meaningless if they do not include the Afghan people.

POLITICS

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Bofors, Official Secrets Act, Rafale controversy, Democracy

The Official Secrets Act in the times of Rafale, Bofors

An important issue remains: Should journalists be forced to disclose their sources?

POLITICS

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Muslim vote, BJP, Congress, Democracy

Lok Sabha Match-Making: How Rahul Gandhi needs to choose the best political partners to swing 2019

The Congress is reaching out to a range of caste groups. It will also ask all its top leaders to contest the Lok Sabha polls; Digivijaya Singh has reportedly said he will stand against PM Modi.

POLITICS

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Democracy, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi

Does Rahul Gandhi qualify as a real leader?

Rahul Gandhi walked alone, even as his party felt dejected and hopeless. And he didn't stop until his party workers and people were inspired to join him.

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Democracy, Freedom of Speech, National gallery of modern art

Amol Palekar is only a symptom. The malaise of fascist thought-control is now deep within us

Veteran actor Amol Palekar's speech at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) was cut short for being critical, even if mildly, of the government. This was not the first instance of the suppression of free speech under the Modi sarkaar.