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 |  7-minute read
Philanthropy, Rajinikanth movie, Rajinikanth in politics, Rajinikanth

Happy Birthday, Thalaivar Rajinikanth! Here's why I think this is one of the most humane film stars today

Rajinikanth: An actor, a philanthropist and a humanitarian who has his feet firmly on the ground. And who thinks of small gestures like sending buttermilk to strangers.

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 |  5-minute read
Batla house, The satanic verses, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mushirul Hasan

I saw Mushirul Hasan rebuild Jamia Millia Islamia. Here's why I will miss him

Mushir’s distinguished career at Jamia was marked also by his courageous views on 'The Satanic Verses' controversy and free speech. He truly lived by his liberal beliefs.

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 |  5-minute read
Freedom to breastfeed, Healthy Diet, Nursing mothers, Public shaming

Don't shame public breastfeeding: Does India want to starve its infants?

How regressive we have become; now we need a campaign to 'normalize' breastfeeding in public, a perfectly normal act!

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 |  6-minute read
Religious bigotry, Anti-muslim, Islamophobia, Healthcare

I'm a doctor. And I'm worried other doctors' dislike for Muslims may even overrule the Hippocratic Oath

In India, where the majority of the populace is Hindu, there is an urgent need for non-Muslim doctors to face their privileges, unlearn their biases and provide more inclusive health care.

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 |  5-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, Inspector subodh kumar singh, Cow Vigilantism, Bulandshahr

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.

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 |  Tarar Square |  8-minute read
Bollywood, Feminism, Nick jonas, Priyanka ChopraTarar Square

If Priyanka Chopra were Priyank Chopra, would there have been so much to write about?

To be an unapologetic careerist with a global agenda and an achiever with no stopwatch and preconceived rules does not make Chopra a “global scam artist.”

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 |  3-minute read
Lok Sabha election 2019, Agrarian distress, Farmers' protest, Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav's La-La Land gambit

His latest pronouncement shows the unbearable lightness of being an academic in politics.

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 |  4-minute read
Culture wars, Christianity, John chau, Sentinel island

The Sentinelese are not 'White Man's Burden'. Neither is the world

The project to convert Sentinelese was not a solo enterprise by Chau, but was a part of a global effort to spread Christianity across the world.

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 |  3-minute read
Aids, Hiv-aids, HIV, World AIDS Day

Why I think we we can’t underestimate the HIV/AIDS virus

The deadly virus can raise its head again and catch us unaware.

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 |  7-minute read