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Hollywood, Todd phillips, Arthur fleck, Joker

Smile. You are the Joker. So am I.

Why does it disturb us so much, hearing a character like Arthur Fleck speak about being tired of being happy all the time?

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My experiments with truth, CBSE, Mahatma Gandhi

Why Mahatma Gandhi's views on education are important today

Gandhi's most important and prescriptive principle was to the effect that what you do with your hands will enter your heart.

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Arthashastra, Kautilya, Custodial Torture, Custodial death

Is over-reliance on confessions inviting killings in custody?

Pradeep Tomar was reportedly called in to the police station for questioning in connection with the murder of a woman.

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Nobel Prize, Michael kremer, Esther duflo, Abhijit banerjee

How Nobel for Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer rewards curiosity

Over time, through the interventions of these economists, nations like India could change policy designs on improving delivery outcomes.

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Democracy, Indian penal code, Supreme Court, Sedition

Why should Indians continue to live under the shadow of sedition?

Indian democracy must consider whether the offence of sedition itself must be abolished.

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Radio, October 2, Gandhi Jayanti, Mahatma Gandhi

Why Gandhi's relevance cannot be debated

Radio offered nothing beyond music and advertising, while TV debates were all about a screaming match on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Vijayadashami, Sunil ambekar, Keshav baliram hedgewar, RSS

Why the triumph of RSS is unprecedented

No matter how much the RSS is misunderstood and demonised, whether by left liberals in India and abroad, its contribution to the making of modern India is indubitable.

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Khadi, Gandhi Jayanti, Godse, GandhiShorts In The Dark

Gandhi might be the ‘Father of the Nation’ but people are apathetic to him

You can say anything about him and no one will file a case against you claiming ‘sentiments were hurt.’

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Hind swaraj, Gandhi Jayanti, Ruskin Bond, Mahatma Gandhi

How Mahatma Gandhi can still show the way

Once Gandhi is read as a scientist who used his body as an eternal test tube, the idea of satyagraha acquires a different kind of vitality.

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Gandhi Jayanti, Nazi Germany, Adolf hitler, Mahatma Gandhi

How Gandhi’s satyagraha would have fared in Hitler's Nazi Germany

In the Nazi regime, even a scintilla of resistance meant painful death.