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Narendra Modi, Jai shri ram, Mob lynching, Hate crimes

Same hate, different measures: Weaponising ‘Jai Shri Ram’ is wrong. In North India and in West Bengal

Preeminent personalities have objected to hate crimes using 'Jai Shri Ram'. But where were they when non-Muslims were lynched or the same words punished in Bengal?


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Ambedkar, Periyar, Hate crimes, Statue vandalism

When statues are vandalised: It is not opposition to a thought process. It is the savagery of action that is the worrying part

From Periyar to Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi to Rajiv Gandhi, vandalising statues has become the new normal. Does this represent an intellectual anger? Or something far more sinister?


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Vigilantism, Hate crimes, Lynchings, Naseeruddin Shah

We must heed Naseeruddin Shah: Don't be scared. Be angry!

All right thinking Indians must shun fear and remind hate-mongers that no one can evict us from our motherland.


 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
Hate crimes, BBC, Washington Post, Perception polls

Perception polls about India under Modi: Whose perception is it anyway?

Recently, The Washington Post and the BBC published two articles about India. What is their research methodology and sample size?


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Congress, BJP, Bhima Koregaon, Religion

Why India needs a new Charter of Freedoms

Despite assertions otherwise, the majority of the nation values freedom and civil liberties.


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Pramod muthalik, Hindutva, BJP, Hate crimes

Pramod Muthalik compares Gauri Lankesh’s murder to death of a dog: So, who’s shocked?

Every day, we see violence normalised, trivialised, or celebrated.


 |  The Big M  |  7-minute read
Hate crimes, Lynchings, Hindutva, Gau Rakshaks

Armed men, friendly cops, underfed cows: My visit to a Haryana gau rakshak office

‘We were really hurt when Modi said we were goondas, we are working with the administration’.


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Congress, BJP, Bengal, Hate crimes

Karwan-e-Mohabbat 2018: Lynchings expose the hollowed out promises of India’s republic

Dispatches of Harsh Mander who is on a journey across India to raise awareness about lynchings and hate crime.


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Muslims, Hate crimes, Dalits, Lynching

Karwan-e-Mohabbat: A Dalit's fight for dignity in Gujarat bodes well for all of us

Dispatches of Harsh Mander who is on a journey across India to raise awareness about lynchings.


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Hate crimes, Minority, Muslims, Hamid Ansari

Plight of Indian Muslims: What we can learn from APJ Kalam and not Hamid Ansari

Can Modi succeed where Mahatma Gandhi or rest of the world has failed in making Muslims feel less insecure?