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Yakub Memon death warrant – what else is going on in India’s underworld?

When the state takes extreme steps that make no sense, I get curious. #Yakub Memon‘s hanging being scheduled for the 30th of this month, while the key accused of the #Mumbai blasts are still at large is one such bizarre move. So I went around hunting for information on what else was going on. Here …

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Sania Mirza kicks a lot of butts

Superb open letter from Sania Mirza. A must read. Particularly enjoyed the way she asserts her experience and its devaluation in being dangled some kind of pacifying trophy. A disturbing insight into how we deal with women of achievement. ========================================= I feel absolutely thrilled and emotionally overwhelmed to have qualified to represent India at the …

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 7

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 Being a foreign power, the British did not trust the colonized people. Therefore many checks were introduced, mostly unnecessarily. This practice also continues today. This leads to a huge amount of paper work, in addition to every government form (and those of semi-government organizations as well) …

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 2

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 One such noteworthy phenomenon is the scramble for ‘good’ schools that provide education in the English medium in exchange for what, at times, amounts to ‘a King’s ransom’ by contrast with other schools that use ‘regional languages’ as the medium of instruction. Please note that …

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