Kamal Mitra Chenoy

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

The writer is an academic and activist.

VARIETY

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No, it's not sedition: Why the charge against Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students looks utterly motivated

In a 1995 judgment, the Supreme Court had said even a slogan like ‘Khalistan Zindabad’ doesn’t merit charges of sedition. Then why are the students of JNU being tried on absurd, and shaky, grounds?

POLITICS

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Why 10 per cent quota for the upper castes' 'economically weak' is a bad idea

Surely our country can do much better than going down the quota route time and again.

MONEY

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Why it is time Modi government apologises for the demonetisation disaster

The move inflicted avoidable pain on farmers, daily wage labourers and small enterprises. Also, it served a huge blow to economic growth.

MONEY

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There is data to show extreme poverty, malnourishment in India. Why is no one talking about it?

Even as the number of millionaires in India is rising, the picture on the other end of the spectrum is stark.

POLITICS

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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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Gautam Navlakha has been released but is everything okay in democratic India?

The Supreme Court passed the buck on the release of detained 'urban Naxals' to a lower court.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Human rights activists' arrest: Will this be another case of justice delayed?

The arguments heard recently in the Supreme Court raise strong questions over the role of the police, the media and charges of disputable evidence. As the trial proceeds, those accused of being 'urban Naxals' have no option but to await justice.

VARIETY

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ABVP created ruckus during JNU Students Union election because it saw defeat coming

The university is a bugbear for the Narendra Modi government and its supporters.

POLITICS

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