Kamal Mitra Chenoy
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The writer is an academic and activist.

POLITICS

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Shadows of NRC: 35 years after 1983's Nellie massacre, why the issue of ‘foreigners’ in Assam is boiling

BJP president Amit Shah says NRC should be implemented nationwide. It has meanwhile hit problems even in Assam, which has faced the 'locals versus foreigners' debate for decades now.

POLITICS

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What Champagne Socialism?! The Reality of Kanhaiya Kumar's Campaign

Those hurling charges of Kanhaiya's supporters being limelight-seekers have missed the real light this campaign has spread.

POLITICS

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No More Tears: Mayawati and Mulayam Singh bury their grudges. The national parties have much to worry about

Despite an extremely bitter and fractious past, Mayawati and Mulayam Singh's rapprochement holds nothing but dread for the Congress and BJP.

POLITICS

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Why Kanhaiya Kumar's battle in Begusarai represents a strong new hope for Indian politics

Caught between communalists and criminals, Begusarai sees more than a single ray of light in these student leaders.

VOICES

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NYAY is a well-meaning scheme but also a hasty move. Here's why

India's poverty data is mind-boggling and its challenges are massive. These need a comprehensive, data-backed govt responses. There are valuable suggestions from experts. The netas must listen.

VOICES

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Murders Most Foul: Years later, why are investigations of the deadly killings of rationalists and activists still pending?

There is reportedly evidence linking groups like Sanatan Sanstha and HJS to the killings of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Yet, while the organisations continue to operate, there are no answers to crucial questions.

VOICES

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Just like the Ayodhya issue, why can't troubled Kashmir see some mediation too?

Kashmiris have been targeted time and again, and now repeatedly in the aftermath of Pulwama too. It's time to reach out to them.

VARIETY

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IAF air-strikes: Why Modi can’t blame Congress over Rafale

The Prime Minister must answer why his own government brought down the number of Rafale fighter jets to be brought from 126 to 36.

VOICES

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Why I object to my JNU colleague's statements against Mehbooba Mufti on Pulwama

In an environment where all Indians are grieving and some are being unfairly targeted, why are academics who should know much better adding to the chaos, even to hatred?

POLITICS

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Pulwama: After this terrible act, we must examine ground realities in Kashmir

Severe repression is not the answer to violence. The Valley needs trust-building measures.