Ethics

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Animal Rights
Democracy

Response from Dr Manilal Valliyate of Animal Rahat on the #Jallikattu posts

Animal Rahat is a sister concern of PETA. Dr Manilal Valliyate heads Animal Rahat and has added the following response to the ongoing discussion (article my me on Jallikattu, Response by Poorva Joshipura, CEO of PETA, my response to that article): Hi Vidyut, Apologies for taking this long to get back to you. Introducing myself, I […]

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National

#ChennaiRains #ChennaiFloods #ChennaiRainsHelp Volunteer database

Here is a list of people who have volunteered with the relief work in the Chennai floods. Volunteers are listed by areas as well as nature of assistance that they can offer. If you are listed and can no longer volunteer, please leave a comment. If you are not listed, but would like to volunteer, […]

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Democracy

kavitha, a story of hope and despair

I met kavitha during my visit to Pandharkawada village, Yavatmal district, Vidarbha  This is the story of Kavitha, who is a mother, a babhi, a daughter, a wife, a homemaker, now a farm widow turned farmer in the #suicide capital of India, Vidarbha and she is just 27 years of age. Despite the gravity of […]

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Vidyut, blogger, can take a joke
Democracy

Consent to be ridiculed

Among the various objections raised to the AIB Roast that has got into trouble over profanity and hurting sentiments and such was the issue of people being offended by being joked about. Normally you’d tell such people to suck it up, but when combined with humor that is already targeted for being offensive, it becomes […]

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C Manjula
Democracy
Media

Media complicity in attacks on Activists

When Prashant Bhushan and Arundhati Roy were attacked by affiliates of BJP, there was news media in place and ready seemingly with prior information.

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