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Anatomy of an ‘unrest’

During my time away, a story that fascinated me — in a train-wreck kind of way, and as a cautionary tale of the danger of the media disseminating half-baked news — relates to the murder of one Paresh Mesta. The India Today channel and its consulting editor Shiv Aroor played a lead role in propagating the story; […]

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Hafiz Saeed's one on one meeting with Ved Pratap Vaidik
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National
Politics & Political Commentary

Money matters #India #Pakistan #TrackII Ved Pratap Vaidik role

This article stating that Ved Pratap Vaidik was participating in the TrackII dialogue representing RSS and Modi (Ved Pratap Vaidik met Hafiz Saeed in same trip, confirming my suspicions about his interview) was apparently originally published in Manorama but isn’t accessible anymore. Only copy seems to be in Kashmir Watch, which some people couldn’t access. […]

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Narendra Modi surrounded by security and fans
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Human rights
Politics & Political Commentary

9 mythbusters on 2002 post-Godhra riots ~ @shehzad_ind

An article by Shehzad Poonawala debunked several cover up propaganda myths spread by BJP about the 2002 Gujarat Riots and got taken down. Here is the article.

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Corruption

Sailgate: PIL filed against irregularities in yachting – sport, services and import

A PIL has been filed by Anand Jondhale in the Mumbai High Court about irregularities in Sailing. Some of the stories are among those I exposed here. Others are ones I had been meaning to write. This quick post just places it all out for your convenience. The PIL names: Union of India State of […]

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Anonymous Speech – A Press Release by Riseup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FBI seizes server providing anonymous remailer and many other services from colocation facility. Contacts: Riseup Networks, Devin Theriot-Orr, 206-708-8740, sunbird@riseup.net May First/People Link, Jamie McClelland, 917-509-5734, jm@mayfirst.org ECN: Isole Nella Rete, inr@riseup.net Attack on Anonymous Speech On Wednesday, April 18, at approximately 16:00 Eastern Time, U.S. Federal authorities removed a server from a colocation facility […]

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