Public sphere

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Aadhaar
Digital India

Aadhaar: The Promise and Reality of the Surveillance State

Aadhaar makes pretty promises, but the reality of the implementation is very different and dangerous to citizen rights as well as personal freedoms.

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Media

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as […]

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Democracy
Economic inequality
National

Privatizing needs

Increasing privatization of necessities means citizens are forced to make purchases from private entities that are opaque to scrutiny and unaccountable to people. It is a permanent profit.

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Women's rights

How to reach to your Dreams and Wishes | Afghan Life

This article by Gity Yousafi from Herat, Afghanistan is from an ongoing series called Afghan Life, where friends from Afghanistan send in their stories and articles as an effort to understand the Afghanistan beyond the news priorities. NONE of the articles in this series have been written by me (Vidyut). It is the message for […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

Criticism of the slutwalk – Besharmi Morcha

On comments and other dialogue around the slutwalk think this is a misguided movement. Never mind that it spread like wildfire around the world because people saw its significance. “misguided” is an incredibly patronizing way to describe what essentially amounts to a difference of opinion. It is quite unrealistic as well, to assume that people […]

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