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The porn dilemma. To ban, or not to ban, is the question.

The porn debate is hitting public consciousness (read browsers) with a vengeance. Even as the Chief Justice of India’s refusal to pass an interim order banning porn made reassuring headlines, reports of porn sites being inaccessible started hitting social media. Chief Justice of India HL Dattu had said in early July, “Such interim orders cannot …

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India Today should be investigated for paid media

India Today and its sister channe Headlines Today seems to be unusually prone to “inadvertent” mistakes that surprisingly consistently look deliberate as well as designed to influence the public opinion against Aam Aadmi Party and in favor of Bharatiya Janata Party. I am no lawyer, but mentioning several “coincidences” that seem a little unbelievable as …

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 5

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 In British India, for almost two centuries, this process had taken place. A small percentage of people, variously termed by the British as ‘terrorists’ and ‘enemies of the crown’, resisted the fear of punishment, accepted the punishments meted out by the imperial rulers and kept …

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Colonialism-in-the-Mind by Gouranga Chattopadhyay – Part 4

Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 || Part 5 || Part 6 || Part 7 In British India, for almost two centuries, this process had taken place. A small percentage of people, variously termed by the British as ‘terrorists’ and ‘enemies of the crown’, resisted the fear of punishment, accepted the punishments meted out by the imperial rulers and kept …

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The government’s thirst for Internet Control

“While governments can impose curfew to bring ‘offline’ life to a halt in times of emergency, why is it unacceptable to do so ‘online’?” asked @pragmatic_d This obviously refers to the government’s increasing inclination to police internet use in India in the name of security. The question was the trigger for months and months of …

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