Tarun Tejpal

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All India Bakchod – damned by faint conviction

It is no secret that Indian laws on Free Speech are not exactly geared for creative freedom. Where “offensive” can legally be prosecuted, not much remains to be said. This is hardly a secret and it is impossible that anyone in the business of creating content for the masses – whether publishing or video can be […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
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Women's rights

Comments for Vrinda Grover and others about the Tejpal case

This is with regard to Vrinda Grover’s facebook post as well as assorted defenders of Tejpal’s poor, helpless victim, which I cannot comment on individually to engage in debate, so I am choosing to respond here. To clarify my stand with regard to this case, I do not know Tarun Tejpal personally, have never even […]

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General

Alleged victim’s testimony in the Tarun Tejpal case at variance with CCTV footage

Four months in jail without bail, and with testimony that has visible loopholes, certainly requires a case to be examined thoroughly, not just by the courts but also democracy’s watchdog, the media. Tehelka’s editor Tarun Tejpal, facing a rape charge levelled by a young colleague, is languishing in a Goa jail with bail being repeatedly […]

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Democracy
Women's rights

Two important questions about the chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal

The 12 volume chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal seems to be a case of piling up enough trees to obfuscate the woods. I have not read the chargesheet and am going by media reports, which is why it took me so much time to ask – I had to be certain. I would be happy to […]

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A quick look at size of chargesheets

The Tarun Tejpal chargesheet attempting Guinness book records over what was basically a groping and rape under the new definition got me curious about the sizes of various chargesheets. This is mostly an experiment driven by curiosity. I thought the chargesheet had a lot of pages and compared it with a few, and there seemed […]

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