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Operation Black Rain
Democracy
Media

Answering some attempts to discredit Cobrapost on #opBlackRain

Not only have massive killings of dalits not bothered the political establishment, foot soldiers of the ruling #BJP have been on a quest to discredit Cobrapost. Replying to some of their biggest objections instead of individual and repeated replies. Cobrapost is a #Congress puppet This is problematic on several levels. The evidence they bring speaks […]

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Prashant Bhushan
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Prashant Bhushan’s open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and media

Prashant Bhushan wrote a devastating open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. For some reason, the media, while publishing “full text” managed to miss some. Parts in blue are missing in several news outlets like Times of India, Economic Times and NDTV – all of whom seem to have made similar omissions – more likely copied from the NDTV […]

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Kejriwal engineered the ouster of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Aam Aadmi Party boots Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC

In the National Executive (NE) meeting yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) removed Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from their Political Affairs Committee (PAC). This action comes after a long growing rift within the party, which some staunch Kejriwal followers sneeringly referred to as “socialists”. Another explained that the party was socialist overall, but these […]

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Congress-Modi-Kejriwal
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Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Was there a script for Modi for PM and Kejriwal for CM?

There seems to be a fringe theory floating around about a larger international conspiracy (CIA etc) influencing Indian politics using the Ford Foundation (among other things). The Great Game India blog (linking to blog because too many interlinked posts to link individually) has been with this train of thought for a few years now. That the RSS […]

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NDTV coverage of Modi speech different from BJP official feed
Democracy
Media

Troubling signs of media censorship

Last night, it emerged that after several shows that may have showed content embarrassing to the BJP, NDTV had gone off air in many places. Several “insider accounts” seem to allude to a picture of NDTV being perceived as showing footage embarrassing to the BJP (watch after 30 minutes). The indication is that cable operators have […]

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