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Keeping count of dissenting voices

Writers Speak Up against the Unmaking of India “A distinguished Kannada writer and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, M.M. Kalburgi, and two Maharashtrians, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, both anti-superstition activists, have all been killed by gun-toting motor-cyclists. Other dissenters have been warned they are next in line. Most recently, a village blacksmith, Mohammed Akhlaq, was […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Sunanda Tharoor: Did Twitter kill Sunanda Pushkar?

A surprising villain has come up in the Sunanda Pushkar saga. Apparently it is Twitter that killed her. “Murder by Twitter” “Live by Twitter, don’t die by it” it seems. That would make sense if the accusation was that Mehr Tarar used Twitter to add insult to injury, but apparently it was Sunanda Tharoor’s use […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Sunanda Tharoor’s mysterious death

Shashi Tharoor returned from the AICC meet to his hotel suite he shared with his wife Sunanda Tharoor at around 8:30pm and found her dead. Her body seemed undisturbed and was lying in bed, according to Shashi Tharoor’s PS, Abhinav Kumar, who called the police. Separately, DNA reported that Sunanda Pushkar (her surname before marrying […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Blind men and their Elephants

Ramkrishna Paramahamsa once shared this parable: A number of blind men came to an elephant. Somebody told them that it was an elephant. The blind men asked, ‘What is the elephant like?’ and they began to touch its body. One of them said: ‘It is like a pillar.’ This blind man had only touched its […]

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