Behavior

Gender seggregation
Democracy
Women's rights

Sex, consent and the 50 shades of NO

A man who imposes sexual activity on a woman without any indication that she is attracted to him, in the face of blunt refusals or knowing that she definitely does not like him, is a rapist. But without this explicit clarity, there are a lot of grey areas where men and women can communicate very […]

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Security

Do international couriers pose a security threat to the country?

The layman often does not know how many tiers of privilege are invisible too him. I have often wondered how I can purchase something that costs less than a dollar and it gets stuck in customs to never be seen again, or emerge after a few months, but couriers deliver international parcels within days. And […]

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General
Hindutva
Radicalization

How to deradicalize Muslims?

Season for questions on how to deradicalize Muslims. Later there will be a season on how to deradicalize Hindus (like much later, five years later). Answer is the same. Treat them the same. Respect them as people. Disagree with ideas, not hate identities. Golden rule of debate is there for a reason. It allows for […]

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Indian regional languages distribution
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Open letter to BJP supporters

Dear bhakts, This letter is tough to write for me. Less because I was wrong and more because I really don’t like the Lok Sabha Election result and many of the methods that led to it either. That said, I was wrong. Completely. I thought at best it would be an NDA government. I had […]

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Women's rights

Some questions about the Tarun Tepal rape scandal #Tehelka

When the email about Tejpal’s recusing himself from his job for six months leaked, I took it at face value and was angry with Tarun Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhary. Shoma’s refusal to form a sexual harassment committee whipped it into fury. There was no way that a sexual harassment committee was not required. Then, the […]

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