Reality

Democracy
Women's rights

The gender war: To take sides or not?

Rape apologist is a term I have become very familiar with it. Every time there is an outrage on social media with accusations of rape or harassment made against a man, my refusal to join in or my questioning of the e-lynchings is interpreted as supporting crimes against women. Thankfully, I’m not particularly dependent on […]

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Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in […]

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Dignitaries at Smart Cities India: Reality in the Making
Best
Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Smart cities or cleverly-disguised corporate colonies?

There was a interactive panel discussion in Mumbai WTC on the 29th of January 2015 organized by World Trade Centre (WTC) and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) in collaboration with the Indo-France Chamber of Commerce and Industries (IFCCI). It was to discuss ‘Smart Cities in India: Reality in the Making’. Dignitaries on the stage included Mr. […]

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Labourers in Atta Mandi, Amritsar, Punjab
Politics & Political Commentary

Police state and illegitimate citizens

We as a society seem to be getting more and more repressed and judgmental, even as the government seems to be making more and more rules to fix problems. Living under rules adds to the repression, and so on. In this process, we aren’t becoming a better country, we are becoming a country better at […]

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