Barkha Dutt

On the inequality of censorship, Arun Jaitey, Barkha Dutt, and some thoughts

Yesterday when I wrote the article saying that Arun Jaitley sending the notice to the blogger Prashant Panday was a good thing, I came across a couple of immediate condemnations regarding how Barkha Dutt got criticized for the same. It is hardly a new thing for the distinctions between free speech and slander to be […]

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Women's rights

A world of our own creation

The Guwahati gang molestation shocked the Nation with the usual monthly fury. How can men behave like animals? Women are not safe anymore and such talk abounded. Lot of moral outrage. In other news, there was a group of people criticizing the NCW team for posing for a picture where they are smiling and look […]

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Women's rights

Bhanwari devi and the character of the media

While I have not written about Bhanwari devi here, I have been following her story for a while now. One of the main reasons I have not written is that I depend on media for an idea of the situation, and the media is a hall of mirrors on this one, so my information could […]

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