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The writer is a journalist who also shares his knowledge with young minds as an assistant professor of media communication at Aliah University, Kolkata.

VARIETY

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Donald Trump mocks Narendra Modi and India: The US President needs a fact-check and a lesson in history

By targeting India, Trump has belittled an important ally. He has also apparently discovered the Soviet Union was fighting the 'right' war in Afghanistan, against the USA.

VOICES

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Bulandshahr mob violence: Police force too needs to share blame of rising vigilantism

In mourning the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, one should not forget the dubious role of Indian police in aiding and abetting vigilantism.

POLITICS

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit: Kabul wants more from India, but will New Delhi take risks?

The sentiment has been 'Kabul, Delhi bhai bhai'. But Afghanistan, which is still supporting the 'good Taliban', wants Delhi to show it more love. India needs to tread a cautious path at this time.

VARIETY

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VARIETY

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Atul Kochhar’s tweet exposes many NRIs’ Islamophobia

Unless political narratives vis-à-vis Muslims change, it will have little impact.

POLITICS

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Muslims are the 'others': Why Pranab Mukherjee's nationalism is hardly different from that of RSS

Remove the patronising quotes on tolerance. The former president might be confused for a sophisticated Hindutva ideologue.

POLITICS

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Pranab Mukherjee to attend RSS event has exposed our left liberals

If India really wants to fight the onslaught of Hindutva, it needs to break free of quasi-liberal, pretentious and hallowed discourses about inherent tolerance.

POLITICS

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Haryana government wants gyms-cum-RSS shakhas, but has no place for Muslims to pray?

This is not the first time that a BJP government is unabashedly trying to expand the RSS footprint.

POLITICS

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Twin blasts in Kabul: Why terrorists are targeting the fledgling Afghan media

The media industry in Afghanistan remains the single biggest success story of post-Taliban era.

POLITICS

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Blood of Muslims on its hands? Salman Khurshid and the problem of sarkari Musalman

We rarely see the so-called Muslim leaders of purported secular parties take a stand against atrocities on minorities.