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How you can support and join in #IndiaUnites

#IndiaUnites: A people’s movement that belongs to all of us – make it truly yours! India Unites is a joint agitation involving organisations from across Indian society that aims to put people’s issues at the top of political priorities as we head into the 2019 General Elections. No more communal barbs, no more politics of […]

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A suggestion for upcoming news and opinion websites and blogs

  Mainstream media websites are obsessed with the outdated idea of not linking out to content. This is a tactic from the last decade and serves no useful purpose. The lack of adequate education of journalists fails to leverage the medium in some miserly reluctance to acknowledge. We also see it in the reporting of […]

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Twittering Away

On its 8th birthday, Twitter has announced a tool to see first tweet from their account. I was wondering why people were retweeting a 2097 day old post with a link that didn’t even exist anymore. This is not the historic old post immortalized in my first Tweet on Twitter, but it sure beats curious […]

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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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What does outraging on Twitter achieve?

It is very common to have selfish, ignorant people who would not like to know about the suffering of anyone keep talking about how “outraging on Twitter achieves nothing”. Their oblivious state registers no information flows, public opinions formed, or help offered and received. They have decided that help is not this, and that is […]

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