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POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, Gauri Lankesh, Rationalists

The mysterious case of murdered rationalists and their missing killers

What is troubling is the lack of a sustained attempt by the Maharashtra police and government to find the killers of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare.

VARIETY

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MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, Saffron Terrorism, Narendra Dabholkar

Gauri Lankesh, Pansare, Dabholkar, Kalburgi: Justice delayed. How long will it be denied?

Four rationalists and thinkers were shot dead in five years. Not one case has been brought to a logical conclusion yet.

VOICES

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MM Kalburgi, Hindutva, Secularism, Rationalists

How India loves silencing its secular intellectuals

It's terribly unfortunate how great minds like MM Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and Gauri Lankesh were assassinated.

ART & CULTURE

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Gandhi, Bigotry, Sri ram sene, MM Kalburgi

The weapon that killed Gandhi assassinated Gauri Lankesh too

[Book extract] How much courage is required to ambush a defenceless and unsuspecting woman in the dark, and then ride away into the night?

VARIETY

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Award wapsi, MM Kalburgi, Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar

Why Prakash Raj has shown courage in speaking out against Modi and Adityanath

At a time when dissent is dangerous, the actor makes some important points.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Free Speech, MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi

Why are Hindus behaving like a minority in India?

Selective amnesia and inconsistency do more harm than good. For, there can't be a smaller or a bigger killing.

HUMOUR

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MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi, TheDailyToast

#TheDailyToast: Bring back the political artist

POLITICS

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Nayantara Sahgal, MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi

The time and art of returning awards

Why did the authors not speak up earlier? And why not against other parties and regimes?

POLITICS

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Poetry of Witness, MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi

Poet Keki N Daruwalla on why Indian writers need to wake up

We don't immediately rebel against the terrible.

POLITICS

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Indian Literature, MM Kalburgi, Sahitya Akademi

Why nine Punjabi writers have returned their Sahitya Akademi award

They are protesting the academy's graveyard-like silence amid rising religious intolerance.