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 |  Paradigm shift |  6-minute read
Hindutva, Narendra Modi, Tulsi gabbard, Audrey trushkeParadigm shift

Why we should question scholar Audrey Trushke’s dislike for Tulsi Gabbard (and Narendra Modi)

Trushke, through her book on Aurangzeb, taught us that to evaluate a person, we need to put them in context, which can include family ties. A similar evaluation of Trushke's views shows interesting results.

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 |  3-minute read
Welfare schemes, Government apathy, Doctors apathy, Infant deaths

The state is failing its people when it comes to welfare. Who answers?

In Kashmir, doctors turned away a pregnant woman who then delivered a dead baby. India claims to be a global leader in healthcare. Then why is it failing its own people so brutally?

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 |  6-minute read
T m krishna, Chennai kalai theru vizha, Music festival, North chennai

Finally, art for all: Here's a glorious festival of music, dance and more, in a part of Chennai considered the city's most squalid

The celebration of art has been extended from traditionally elite environs to North Chennai. All those there will learn from the rich heritage of the city's most underdeveloped part.

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 |  10-minute read
Hurriyat, Separatists, Kashmir, Shah faesal

What Shah Faesal fails to see: Lives of soldiers and policemen matter more than terrorists’ lives

Shah Faesal’s reasons for quitting the civil services might sound pious, but are crafty and economical with the truth. The best one can say upon his leaving the IAS is, good riddance.

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 |  Below The Belt |  6-minute read
Beauty standards, Physical Beauty, Facebook, TenyearchallengeBelow The Belt

Women need to ask themselves who they were ten years ago, not how they looked

Instead of talking about how they overcame PCOS, depression or domestic violence, the latest social media trend is making women look back at their old hairstyles or lip colour. That is only one reason why I am staying out of the #tenyearchallenge.

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 |  4-minute read
Bhadra the dog, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, Animal Rights, Animal rape

56-inch chests and mini-atmas: As violence against animals sweeps across India, not one leader speaks for the most voiceless

Mahatma Gandhi said a nation is judged by how it treats its animals. As puppies are bludgeoned to death and little goats raped, the Mahatma would be appalled by the silence of the mini-atmas leading us today.

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 |  4-minute read
Prostitution, Sexual exploitation, Sabarimala, Karnataka devadasi act

From Sabarimala to Devadasi pratha, why do women always lose the religious battle so horribly?

Either brutally prohibited or used for 'faith', have women been praying to the wrong Gods? And which God allows plying specially-abled children as 'Devadasis' for the pleasure of men?

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 |  5-minute read
Urban life, Marriage, India, Virginity debate

I am a virgin girl. And I want a virgin husband too

I have decided my sexual choice. It doesn't make me repressed. It actually makes me free.

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 |  4-minute read
Gujarat, 2019 general elections, BJP, Narendra Modi

Beyond 2019: If the BJP loses, how Narendra Modi could spend time (till 2024)

As political shapes shift now, some predict a possible loss for the BJP. While the 2019 election remains an entirely open question, we wonder what Narendra Modi, who's wielded great power for almost 18 years, could do after being PM?

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 |  6-minute read
Narendra Modi, Ews reservation, Mohan Bhagwat, 10 per cent quota

Why Narendra Modi kept Mohan Bhagwat in the dark over 10 per cent EWS reservation

Not only the RSS chief, but several Congress anti-reservationists too have been dealt a huge blow. Modi's proposed quota could also change how we see caste itself.