Disinformation

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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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Democracy
Economic inequality
Hindutva
Radicalization

Inciting contempt for identities as human rights activism

There is an article in a blog dedicated to Dalit rights activism titled “How should a Brahmin-Savarna respond to a Dalit voice?” I took exception to it on Twitter and ended up breaking India’s “laws” on how Dalits should be spoken to. This apparently means I am a Brahmin supremacist. Some things upfront. I have […]

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Ankit Fadia - Brand Ambassador for Digital India
Corruption
Democracy
Digital Rights
Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

A stupidified India in the hall of mirrors

As I write this post, Indian Digital rights activists are watching in horror as “ethical hacker” Ankit Fadia has been declared the brand ambassador of Digital India. As Twitter goes nuts trying to show how big a “blunder” this is, perhaps it is time to realize that it is not a blunder. It is a deliberate […]

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Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Vs Hindu Mahasabha

Historical documents establish that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose opposed the Hindu Mahasabha as well as the Muslim League as communal and acted to prevent their growth and membership in the Congress. This is contradictory to the attempts of contemporary right wingers to appropriate his legacy.

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Agriculture
Animal Rights
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

#BoycottKerala – new rabbit, same hat

The last few days have seen alarming reports about culling of street animals in Kerala. “Apolitical” groups have launched a #BoycottKerala campaign. However, not everything seems to be as it appears. Street dog attacks on children The whole thing apparently started with increasing attacks on children (real or perceived) when 2 children 3-4 year old where […]

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