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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi, Tukde tukde gang

Liberals, don't despair! Here's why you should not let Lok Sabha 2019 get to you!

The liberal's glass is not half-full or half-empty, the glass has simply cracked. Many still can't understand just how Narendra Modi returned.

VOICES

 |  Passion & compassion  |  5-minute read
Social media trolls, Social media behaviour, Libtards, Bhakts

Un-Friend Zone: Why I have un-friended many this election season and I’m not apologetic about it!

I see constant acrimony online, whether you praise or critique Modi, Rahul, anybody. But if you can't understand my views, or show respect to difference, that's it. We'll be FB friends no more!

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Liberals, Communalism, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Convenient Secularists: How those who called Vajpayee 'communal' first later hailed him as a 'statesman'

Political narratives are all about convenience. You are 'secular' when you talk of caste groups or the Muslim-Yadav combination. But you are 'communal' when you speak of the Hindu vote bank. What drives such selective standards?

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Kashmiri Pandits, Left wing, Right-wing, Liberals

The Right's 'anti-national', the Left's 'Nazi': What it means to be a Liberal in today’s India

We have insults and allegations thrown at us from both sides. We should wear those as a badge of honour.

POLITICS

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Revolution, Beauty and the beast, Liberals, Urban naxal

Why the Naxal is the proverbial Beast

The Beast, or the Naxal, faces a strange trap. Love from Beauty, the liberal, who wishes to appropriate him. Hatred from others who wish to destroy him.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Right-wing, Left-wing liberals, Liberals

The deafening echo chamber: Why it's vital to open up areas of discussion to those who disagree

Until journalists, activists and authors learn to engage with those who hold different views, the level of intellectual debate will continue to fall.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Liberals, Intellectuals, Karnataka, BJP

Shooting season: BJP MLA says intellectuals would be shot if he became Home Minister

Basanagouda Patil Yatnal's words are symbolic of what has been the BJP’s stance on liberal dissenters.

VOICES

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Outrage, Liberals, Kathua rape, Mandsaur rape

Unlike Kathua, why the outrage brigade is so silent on Mandsaur

Both celebrities and media should ask themselves who's really communal — the right-wing or their groupies who first look at criminals' religion, then react.

POLITICS

 |  10-minute read
Liberals, Ramzan ceasefire, Jammu and Kashmir, Shujaat  bukhari

No one killed Aurangzeb — Fewer tears for Kashmir's slain soldier shows 'liberal' lack of empathy

Shujaat Bukhari's murder sparked online grief and anger. But why was the killing of an army man relatively overlooked?

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Sita test tube baby, Liberals, Hinduism, Vedic Science

Why liberals are so quick to mock ancient India's 'test tube babies' or 'plastic surgery'

Indians created great science well before the West. Mocking inventions by sages, philosophers and physicians only shows the ignorance of liberals.