China

Human rights

Open letter to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan from President of Falun Dafa Association of India

Dear Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr.Aamir Khan As an Indian, I feel absolutely elated that Indian Film superstars such as yourselves not only enjoy the adulation and demigod status with a humongous fan-following in our country but also across a country like China which seems so alien to our culture and ethos. But it just […]

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Democracy
Demonetisation
Digital India

India’s Great Leap Forward

A year on the Prime Minister’s Great Idea may have turned out to be a dud Mao ZeDong’s Great Leap Forward [1]  has to be the most outstanding example of the devastating harm from the unintended consequences of a state policy that aimed to modernize and develop an entire country.  It resulted in the deaths […]

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National
Politics & Political Commentary

#Modi@3: Three years in, dark days ahead

In many ways, Narendra Modi’s celebration of three years in power represents what the man and his government stands for. He inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Assam, which is immediately spun as a great achievement of his, with hints laid out in good measure, that it also means some sort of a challenge to China on our […]

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Aadhaar
Digital India

Aadhaar: The Promise and Reality of the Surveillance State

Aadhaar makes pretty promises, but the reality of the implementation is very different and dangerous to citizen rights as well as personal freedoms.

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Politics & Political Commentary

Wake up. It’s Propaganda – the A to Z of it

A guest post by Hari Prasad on the propaganda prevailing in India, the nature of it and the implications it has for the country and its ability to understand its government. India. It was May, 26th 2014. There was a coronation in front of an historic building to an undisputed emperor of the purportedly new […]

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