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 |  Tarar Square |  5-minute read
Pakistan, Mass shootings, Kashmir, Eid 2019Tarar Square

What is Eid-ul-Azha when you don't know where your loved ones are!

Love is what connects us all. Here, there, everywhere. In Lahore, in New York, in Palestine, in El Paso, Texas, in Yemen, in Syria, in Sudan, in Afghanistan, in Dayton, Ohio, in Quetta, in Kashmir.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
India-Pakistan, Nationalism, Priyanka Chopra, Patriotism

Priyanka Chopra vs Ayesha Malik: On war, there can be no 'middle ground'

What's the middle ground between war and peace, exactly? There is none, not even for the most famous celeb.

VOICES

 |  Tarar Square |  7-minute read
Women Empowerment, Society, Patriarchy, FeminismTarar Square

'All men are trash': How should I react to this as a mother of a son?

There are many women who do bad things, and there is no question about that. This is not a man versus woman debate.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Anti-national, Dalit Killing, Letter to prime minister, Lynching

Patriots like us must call out lynchings. Why doesn't PM Modi start a campaign against hate crimes?

Notable cultural figures have written a controversial letter on lynching to the PM, including filmmaker Aparna Sen, who spoke with Rohit E David on why this issue has become so crucial now.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
POSCO, Smriti Irani, Death penalty, Child Rape

No, Minister: Why Smriti Irani's proposal of death penalty for sexual crimes against children is no solution

A death penalty is a control-shift-delete approach, which defeats the purpose of a punishment. Reform.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right |  7-minute read
Afghanistan, Bacha baazi, Child sexual abuse, PakistanAage Se Right

Why silent on Bacha baazi, Pakistan? Instead of sponsoring terrorists, Pakistan should tackle this social evil instead

Pakistan fuels, trains and sponsors thousands of jihadis each year. But at the same time, it turns a blind eye towards the thousands of vulnerable young boys raped within.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Sexuality, Patriarchy, Caste violence, Caste bias

Sakshi Mishra hounded: How the society controls a woman’s sexual, matrimonial and reproductive choices

The episode goes beyond just caste conflict. It speaks of the deep-rooted insecurity in men and their urge to control a woman's womb.

VOICES

 |  2-minute read
Sanatan Sanstha, Gauri Lankesh murder, MM Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar

Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, MM Kalburgi and Gauri Lankesh killed: Why no one cares for the naked proof

The authorities have ignored the links that easily take them to the murderers.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
ISRO, Elon Musk, Moon, Chandrayaan-2

From Hitler to Elon Musk: Why we can’t let the moon be in peace

Chandrayaan 2 has been called off for now. But the silent race is on.

VOICES

 |  Shorts In The Dark |  6-minute read
Noida, New Delhi, Flats, ConstructionShorts In The Dark

Our own Bangla-Desh: We Indians want to build our houses from scratch. And one house just isn't enough

Construction is testimony to doing well in life. That's why you won't find a single spot in the nation where there isn't construction work, materials being transported, the sounds of a drill.