Author: Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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Democracy

India Unites – Jai Jawan Jai Kisan Jai Samvidhan #PressInvite

To, Editor/Correspondent. Dear Sir/Madam, We are at a strange juncture in the history of our country, where non-issues have taken precedence over real issues, problems and debates which affect the entire country and its people. The issues of farmers, workers, Dalits, youth, women, minorities, tribals and thus the common people of the society, those who […]

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dissent is patriotic
Democracy

Dissenting Voices being crushed Again as people protesting activists’ arrests detained in Hyderabad

A group of people protesting the nationwide crackdown on human rights activists were picked up and arrested at Liberty chowrasta near the Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad around 11am on August 29. The protesters were not even allowed to stand near the Ambedkar statue and were arrested and detained by Hyderabad police. Some bystanders were also […]

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Democracy
Human rights

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are […]

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Law and order (politics)

Avinash Bali, key witness in Keenan and Reuben murders found brutally murdered

Avinash Bali (also known as Avinash Solanki), key witness and the complainant in the case double murder of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes in 2011 has been found murdered in MIDC area at Chakala in Andheri. He had been missing for 24 hours before the body was found. The identity of the body has been […]

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Environment
National

Stop selling the sea shells from the sea shore and sea bed!

Those seashells you see in shops and people’s home? Turns out they are real. And they may have been alive when collected. A mind boggling article in the National Geographic describes in “Seashell souvenirs are killing protected marine life“, the thesis project of Amey Bansod, who initially came to Kanyakumari to study the livelihood of […]

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