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The Blue Whale Suicide Game Challenge #bluewhalechallenge

This is the second day in a row I’ve discovered something suicidally whacky on Twitter. The first was when I found a profile with a UID number on it. Today was crazier. Vivek Namibar, a journalist with India Today with a verified handle on Twitter, posted a series of tweets that can only be described […]

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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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Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Prashant Bhushan’s open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and media

Prashant Bhushan wrote a devastating open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. For some reason, the media, while publishing “full text” managed to miss some. Parts in blue are missing in several news outlets like Times of India, Economic Times and NDTV – all of whom seem to have made similar omissions – more likely copied from the NDTV […]

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National

Do the Kudankulam protesters have it all wrong? – Media disinformation in action at FirstPost

Recently, FirstPost, which is a kind of news media thing published an article titled “Why the Kudankulam protesters have it all wrong” which ought to have been an informative thing triggering thought on happenings in the country, etc EXCEPT that it wasn’t what it seemed. The only real point it seemed to make is that […]

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