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Kashmir, Pakistan, Pakistani terrorists, Atif mir

Kashmir Catastrophe: Why Pakistani terrorists brutally killed a 12-year-old Kashmiri boy

Stalking his sister and trying to forcibly attain her wasn't enough. The barbaric Pakistani LeT terrorists took little Atif hostage, and finally killed him.

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 |  5-minute read
Naya pakistan, Imran Khan, Pakistan, Hindus in pakistan

Why Imran Khan’s 'naya Pakistan' is no country for Hindu women

Even as Pakistan's PM is lecturing India on how to treat minority communities, religious minorities in his own nation are fighting to be recognised as humans.

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 |  Below The Belt |  5-minute read
Lok Sabha elections 2019, Transgender rights, Rahul Gandhi, CongressBelow The Belt

As Apsara Reddy, the first transgender woman, files her Lok Sabha nomination, is the 134-year-old Congress ready to walk its own talk?

Can Apsara Reddy be a champion of mainstreaming the marginalised and changing the gender game, for both Rahul Gandhi and the Congress?

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 |  7-minute read
Kashmir, Indian passport, Passport, Kashmiri Pandit

I left Jammu when I was 1. Why can't I apply for a Tatkal passport?

Is it because I was born there or my surname which states that I am a Kashmiri Pandit? Would a Marathi, for example, born in J&K face the same problem?

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 |  6-minute read
Brajesh thakur, POSCO, Child sexual abuse, Muzaffarpur rape

Will the lack of interpretation of 'ganda kaam' let the alleged Muzaffarpur child rapists go scot-free?

The Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case had shaken up the nation last year. Nearly eight months later, the children are still being made to state what they went through, and their narratives are being picked to pieces as well.

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 |  4-minute read
Nizamuddin auliya, Surf excel advertisement, Mughals, Holi

Rang laye sang: How Holi encapsulates India’s cultural rainbow

From Mughal emperors to Sufi saints, Holi has meant a great deal beyond tight religious boundaries. Its colours have made all of that melt away, so we could be 'us'.

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Holi holidays, Surf excel advertisement, Holi harassment, Holi

Please tell your children it's not okay to hit women with water balloons in the name of Holi!

While the jury is out over whether the recent detergent ad showing Holi promotes community enmity or amity, it sure is telling kids playing Holi with balloons is fine. No. It’s not.

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 |  4-minute read
Consent, Animal abuse, Water scarcity, Holi 2019

Why Holi is one of the most unholy days of the year for me

People take ‘Bura na mano, Holi hai’ way too seriously. And that's my problem with the festival. If I want to be offended at getting groped or troubled, I bloody well will!

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 |  5-minute read
Education reforms, Education system, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections

2019 Lok Sabha Polls: Why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi must promise English-medium school education in the Congress manifesto

Both the BJP and Congress differ very little on the kind of education they envision for India's young. Here's where the two Gandhis could make a real difference.

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Gauri Lankesh, Sanatan Sanstha, Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar

Murders Most Foul: Years later, why are investigations of the deadly killings of rationalists and activists still pending?

There is reportedly evidence linking groups like Sanatan Sanstha and HJS to the killings of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. Yet, while the organisations continue to operate, there are no answers to crucial questions.