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Cobrapost Press Release: Operation 136: Part II

This post is republished in public interest from the Cobrapost website, which appears to be having trouble. Cobrapost exposes more than two dozen media houses, including some prima donnas of India’s holy Fourth Estate, where they all show their underbelly in its most visceral form. New Delhi: In the second part of Operation 136, Cobrapost […]

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Chapter 84 - Delhi's anti-Sikh riots in 1984
Politics & Political Commentary

Cobrapost investigation of police complicity in 1984 anti-Sikh riots #Chapter84

Cobrapost Investigates Complicity of Delhi Police in Anti-Sikh Riots in Delhi The anti-Sikh riots of 1984, resulted in more than 3,000 deaths in the national capital. In a new sting operation titled “Chapter 84”, Cobrapost exposes the open secret of police collusion to “stay in on the good side” of the Congress and the methods […]

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General

Alleged victim’s testimony in the Tarun Tejpal case at variance with CCTV footage

Four months in jail without bail, and with testimony that has visible loopholes, certainly requires a case to be examined thoroughly, not just by the courts but also democracy’s watchdog, the media. Tehelka’s editor Tarun Tejpal, facing a rape charge levelled by a young colleague, is languishing in a Goa jail with bail being repeatedly […]

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Modi's claims about Wikipedia and the US on his official website
Media

One tweet that stripped Narendra Modi’s fluff factory naked

When you speak truth to power, you inspire others to stand by you. When you fabricate lies and engineer perceptions for profit, they come back to bite you. It began with an innocent reply of a gullible Modi supporter who thought to assert Modi’s honor with a claim that is popularly doing the rounds. That […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
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Women's rights

Tehelka Rape Case: Disclosure of my stand and some questions asked

The sheer number of posts on this blog about the alleged rape of a Tehelka journalist by Tarun Tejpal have raised eyebrows. For me, the posts have actually been several different kinds of posts, though around the same incident. My own stand has changed considerably during the process as well. I began blogging because it […]

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