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8 months in Jail without Bail – Dr. Kafeel Khan’s letter to the country

This is a letter by Dr. Kafeel Khan, whose sole “crime” was trying to prevent deaths from deprivation of oxygen. He was arrested and has now spent 8 months in jail without bail for little reason more than the state needing a scapegoat for its own failures. 8MS, IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL AM I REALLY …

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Girls Dahi Handi

Conversations around women empowerment and safety in public

This post is based on a long series of tweets and conversation on Twitter based on yesterday’s article about how there is disproportionate paranoia about safety of women at the hands of Govindas participating in the dahi handi. India has lost touch with what celebrating Indians sound like till it is all a rowdy threat. …

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The Future of Education

The article “A new look at child abuse” details this kind of harm and I think it is worth reading to understand what exactly happens because of our schools other than marks and rote learning.  And people not “in” on the vision are getting disenfranchised. Schools are simply creating templates of people with preinstalled data. It …

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Mourning Holi

Today is holi, and my heart is heavy with grief at something precious lost. When I was a kid, I lives with my grandmother and grandfather. We used to plan for Holi for AGES. We used to buy enough water balloons so that we didn’t run out of supplies. We used to make sure we …

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I love their India

What is up with India? I don’t recognize the country we are turning into. Not any single thing, just many things. Seriously, in Mumbai – the economic freaking capital of the country and the roads are a biohazard. We have a record number of drunken driving arrests this year. Neighbours barely know each other these …

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