Sanghamitra Baruah

OPEN TO OPINION

Works at DailyO.

VARIETY

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How Tata Nano took middle class India for a ride

10 years after its launch, Tata Motors has said the world's cheapest car will be phased out by the end of this year.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

World Population Day: Why India feels its women should bear the burden of family planning

The nation is on its way to becoming the world's most populous country by 2024. That's despite being the first country to adopt state-sponsored family planning.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Isle of Dogs: Why Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film is a real story

There are modern-day democracies pushing for ghettoisation and persecution of a certain 'dog' population in the name of fighting illegal migration, terrorism.

VARIETY

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Why it's time to take a stand for the right to sit

While everybody is worried if too much sitting at work will kill them, there are some who have no choice but to stand.

POLITICS

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Maharashtra, Tripura lynchings: What happens when a govt has zero-tolerance policy on everything but hate crime

The world suffers a lot not because of bad people, but because of the silence of 'good people'.

POLITICS

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Hapur lynching shows govt indifference has 'normalised' hate crimes among Indians

If the yardstick to measure the value of a life is based on administrative action and media coverage, clearly some lives don't matter at all in 'new India'.

VARIETY

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Why Google is the armchair journalist's 'beat'

Google India will train select Indian journalists to guard against 'fake news'. But the problem is larger than the solution, and the search engine is also a part of it.

ART & CULTURE

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Let's talk about sex: Why India needs more Lust Stories

The Netflix anthology takes the discussion a step ahead, beyond the jaw-dropping 'M' bomb, out of liberal drawing rooms and social media timelines.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Karbi Anglong lynching: Can Assam kill rumours with 'Sanskar'?

Karbi Anglong is among the districts with highest number of child trafficking cases in the state. This is a fact, not a myth.