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Modi’s Rhetoric: 100% Emotion, 0% Logic

Narendra Modi comes out as an effective speaker enthralling masses, captivating his fans and many buying his argument, however flawed or illogical or absolutely untruthful. Before we divert to whether he is indeed an effective speaker or whether he lies, both being true, the only question is ‘how does he sell his illogic and lies?’ […]

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Human rights
Law and order (politics)
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Security
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Has A Bloody Harvest Begun?

I completed 58 years of being alive, on this earth, as a citizen of this country, on the 14th of February, 2019. Normally the day for quiet celebration, this Thursday afternoon was disrupted by news of the attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama. As the anchors confirmed whether the death toll was 30 or […]

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Media

Violence at Aligarh Muslim University and the role of Republic TV

Shocking reports emerge of the role played by Republic TV in the events that unfolded at the Aligarh Muslim Universtity campus. Reports from students describe incitement, accusations of “terrorist college” and violence by BJP activists, including a gun fired. Not the first time that TV crews were present and ready to cover BJP affiliated violence.

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Democracy
Human rights

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are […]

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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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