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Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff 2

Questions raised by the ABVP attack on JNU students and staff

Well, not really questions, because the answers are an open secret, but while the BJP ministers pretend to be shocked and the Delhi Police pretend to be doing their jobs, we must pretend to ask, I suppose. How did the attackers get on the campus with weapons? Multiple people confirm, that entry into JNU, like …

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Do parents really care about child safety or do they want to outsource caring for children?

Disclosure of bias: I am biased against mainstream schools as currently exist in India and think they do more harm than good. We need better schools and for reasons more than security. This is the second murder in a Ryan International School. Last year, in February, a child was found drowned in the Ryan International …

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Protest by NFIW and Right to Food Campaign against making Aadhaar mandatory for mid-day meal

RTF and NFIW Protest Against Attack on Children’s Right to Food by making Aadhaar compulsory in Mid –Day – Meal

Today the National Federation of Indian Women and the Right to Food Campaign held a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhawan to protest against the move of the Central Government to make Aadhaar mandatory for Mid Day Meal Scheme. People from more than ten states including UP, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, …

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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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Venus, at her mirror, by Diego Velaquez

Solosexual, with detours and self owned

I have rather radical thoughts about love, sex and #relationships. I wish to state them, because I am getting increasingly itchy about the compulsive prudery pervading everything these days, even as divorce rates soar, premarital sex thrives and acceptable public opinion continues to chase some vampire romance-like view of love as an absolute – one true soul mate, …

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White House bar raid, attacks, Raghavendra Dube murder and unanswered questions

Initial news was that journalists covering a #police raid on a ladies bar got attacked by bar goons. Later, another journalist was found murdered in the morning. #Media seems to have mostly skipped over the story in spite of very recent outrage over attacks on journalists. With the assistance of Dharmesh Thakkar, I have tried to …

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The nexus - The dirty dealings of Chief Justice of Manipur HC

Will somebody please impeach Manipur Chief Justice LK Mohapatra for corruption?

7 April 2015, India: OK, here’s a question: Can you and I make a profit of about Rs 90 lakh by selling a plot of government land before it is transferred to us? Can we sell it to a known crook and swindler at the height of his career? Answer: If we are common people, …

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