Varanasi

Hindutva
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Anatomy of an ‘unrest’

During my time away, a story that fascinated me — in a train-wreck kind of way, and as a cautionary tale of the danger of the media disseminating half-baked news — relates to the murder of one Paresh Mesta. The India Today channel and its consulting editor Shiv Aroor played a lead role in propagating the story; […]

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Media

BRIHANMUMBAI UNION OF JOURNALISTS statement on HT editions being shut down

BUJ condemns HT Media’s decision to shut down 6 editions The Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists (BUJ) strongly condemns the illegal decision of HT Media Ltd to shut down six editions of Hindustan Times (HT) at Bhopal, Indore, Ranchi, Kanpur, Allahabad and Varanasi with effect from 09 January 2017. The closing down of six editions at […]

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Bus burned at Bhosari by Shiv Sena activists
Democracy
Education
Hindutva
Human rights
National
Radicalization

Does the argumentative Indian really exist?

The Indian socio-political space is polarized as never before. The religious and economic right wings came together in an unprecedented show of solidarity and gave India its first Prime Minister who refuses to answer any questioning. The writing was on the wall. Subramanian Swamy had detailed the RSS “plan” as far back as 1999 with remarkable […]

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Money
Corruption
General

Email complains of AAP donations received to individual accounts

Below is an email by one Rajeev Bajwa to Arvind Kejriwal and Pankaj Gupta (dated March 30, 2015) complaining of irregularities in donated funds. Aam Aadmi Party should act on this person’s request and take appropriate action. This email has been leaked by a dissenting volunteer of AAP. Hello Arvind ji & Pankaj ji, My […]

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Kejriwal engineered the ouster of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Aam Aadmi Party boots Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from PAC

In the National Executive (NE) meeting yesterday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) removed Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from their Political Affairs Committee (PAC). This action comes after a long growing rift within the party, which some staunch Kejriwal followers sneeringly referred to as “socialists”. Another explained that the party was socialist overall, but these […]

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