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Democracy
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Beginning a new year 2015

This blog has been mostly silent since the Lok Sabha Election defeat in May with a few occasional tweets. When I say defeat, I speak of the defeat of democracy. It may seem like an extreme opinion to many, but I did not see the methods of the party that won as respectful of either […]

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Here lies @psnide aka Praveen Dabre aka Paul Menezes

He was among the irritating people I knew on Twitter. His low tolerance for typos in tweets meant that every few days he set my teeth on edge asking me to do everyone a favor and read what I wrote before hitting “send”. Considering that I use Twitter like my personal chat window with the […]

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India Blocks

India blocked some 309 urls yesterday between Facebook, Twitter, blog posts and entire sites, the details of which are not known, but CIS-India who got a copy of the leaked list has put up an excellent post by Pranesh Prakash examining the information available. In the meanwhile, Twitter is full of new born free speech […]

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Arun Das dies at Janapanka village while fasting for Jan Lokpal

Initial reports of death of Arun Das while fasting at Kargil Chowk, Patna in support of Anna Hazare’s demand for Jan Lokpal bill.

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Woman takes attacker's penis to cop

An article made headlines yesterday. Woman takes attacker’s penis to cop Apparently some woman in Bangladesh was molested by a man, and she cut off his penis and took it to the cops. Naturally, this caught the imagination of many people. Also many felt vindicated about what she did. It is only too common to […]

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