Communication

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Politics & Political Commentary

Article 370 and Ambedkar: A #factcheck

Article 370 has been a talking point since it came into force. Since the current BJP government came to power, the Article 370 debate has often been at the forefront of political discourse in India. This article does not intend to go into the technicalities of Article 370. Even the political churning between the Left, […]

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Media

Violence at Aligarh Muslim University and the role of Republic TV

Shocking reports emerge of the role played by Republic TV in the events that unfolded at the Aligarh Muslim Universtity campus. Reports from students describe incitement, accusations of “terrorist college” and violence by BJP activists, including a gun fired. Not the first time that TV crews were present and ready to cover BJP affiliated violence.

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Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Why does liberal thought not proliferate among the masses?

This post is the second in a series that discusses democracy and the idea of a shared country from the ground up. The previous post asked why, when the basis of civilization was a need to co-exist with some guaranteed security, the masses chose to believe in paranoia. I attempt to present some views here. […]

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General
Women's rights

Citizen initiatives for better accountability

We flare in outrage and vanish with a whimper. Flashpoints blazing in the otherwise dusk of law and order. The whole country outrages over a murder on the streets in Mumbai or a gang rape in Delhi, but these are stories being repeated nationwide and forgotten consistently. Got some ideas. Local newspapers with news reported […]

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Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Media for a new India

We say a lot about what the problem is with media, but we rarely look at what media could be. So…. of course, I write 😀 My main point in this is that media reflects reality, but media also influences reality. Media holds a lot of power to influence change. And it is power that […]

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