Uttar Pradesh

Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary

Taj Mahal – Origin in trouble?

The greatest wonders of all time, the tear drop on the cheek of time and the symbol of undying love has been under a lot of controversy recently with a cloud of political clout hovering over it. The magnificent structure built with ivory-white marble, standing tall at 240 feet amidst the city of Agra has […]

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UP government evades investigation into cause of death in Gorakhpur tragedy
National

Fact-checking the Gorakhpur massacre coverup

Before I get into deconstructing the coverup, let us get one thing straight. If the government were innocent, taking straightforward action would have been a simple issue. There would be no need for organized trolls, massive fake news deployment on right wing blogs, smear campaigns against a doctor recognized to have saved lives in a […]

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Ravish Kumar's prophetic words
Democracy
National

Discrimination against rural and lower class students in Allahabad University #DigitalIndia

The latest rabbit from the same old hat. That of discriminatory policies by college managements against interests of socially or economically backwards students and then disproportionate and unjust action against students who protest against it. Press Release by Richa Singh, President, Allahabad University Students Union Attempt to dissolve Allahabad University Student Union, after student protest […]

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organic farm beds cultivation
General

Error in farmer suicide data in Business Standard piece

Business Standard has written a piece challenging the data on farmer suicides from Uttar Pradesh titled “As farmers commit suicide, Uttar Pradesh hides their deaths”. It is a pretty good piece and necessary. In the interests of accuracy of information, I am pointing out a correction in the statistics attributed to P. Sainath in the […]

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Amit Shah Narendra Modi BJP
Politics & Political Commentary

A New Low in Indian politics – Rana Ayyub

Late last week, a special CBI court adjourned the bail application of Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati fake encounter cases, accepting his excuse that he was engaged in political work in New Delhi. Shah, 49, the first serving Home minister of a state to have gone behind bars in a criminal case […]

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