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Natural Disaster, Narendra Modi, Beef politics, Kerala floods

Kerala floods: Shame how SoS calls were met with deluge of hate campaigns on social media

While haters worked overtime, Centre and my north Indians friends took their own sweet time to wake up to the catastrophe.

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 |  9-minute read
Sangh, Babri Masjid, Atal bihari vajpayee death, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Sangh and BJP should learn how Atal Bihari Vajpayee allowed scope for dissent

People are also criticising Atal ji. And they must. But to become indecent while criticising him will force us to make the same mistake for which we often damn our adversaries.

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 |  4-minute read
Freedom of Speech, Bharat shakti, Pondy lit fest

Why the Pondy Lit Fest is caught in an ideological crossfire

A section of the Left is not only highly intolerant of differing opinions but does not hesitate to bully or threaten its opponents into silence or submission.

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 |  5-minute read
Diplomacy, BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

The great liberaliser - Atal Bihari Vajpayee powered economic reforms, the Congress lost heart

It was his boldness, conviction and courage that won the late PM Vajpayee accolades and admirers who joined the RSS and the Indian Army.

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 |  6-minute read

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Freedom of Expression, Shehla Rashid, Tukde tukde gang, Umar Khalid

Freedom elusive on Independence Day: Why the likes of Umar Khalid get attacked

'A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government' is an idea clearly lost on independent India.

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 |  8-minute read
Knowledge, Freedom, India at 71, Independence day 2018

Be truly free - Break bonds of history, ties of sentiment

India wriggles miserably between confusions over the West and hazy sentiment about its own past. In the process, it's losing its grip on both. Independence Day should liberate us from this sorry scene.

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 |  6-minute read
Freedom, Hindutva, Independence Day, India at 71

Being independent in today's India

For many Indians, 'índependence' has always had a political ring. But there is so much more to this.

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 |  3-minute read
CPM, Lok sabha speaker, Football, Somnath chatterjee

There's a reason why Somnath Chatterjee's body was draped in Mohun Bagan flag

He even watched the FIFA world cup in 2007, hosted by Germany as part of a parliamentary delegation, discussing football with Maradona.

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 |  6-minute read
Women Empowerment, Trip, Vacation, Female friendships

How a trip with my girlfriends made me feel empowered

Women bonding is not always over shopping and boyfriends.