Yogi Adityanath

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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Child deaths due to oxygen cut off at Gorakhpur
General
National

The Gorakhpur tragedy and Nero’s guests

As I watch the Gorakhpur tragedy unfold, “Nero’s Guests”, a documentary by P Sainath, comes to my mind. It concludes with Sainath’s speech where he shares a piece of ancient history involving Nero, the infamous emperor of Rome. When Rome burnt and Nero could not control the fire, he decided to throw a party and […]

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freedom of speech quote
Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Why does liberal thought not proliferate among the masses?

This post is the second in a series that discusses democracy and the idea of a shared country from the ground up. The previous post asked why, when the basis of civilization was a need to co-exist with some guaranteed security, the masses chose to believe in paranoia. I attempt to present some views here. […]

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Hindutva
Radicalization

Whether to wade in or to be aloof

Where is the secular and liberal voice of India being lost? Why is India increasingly being toward paranoid insecurity over coexistence?

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Politics & Political Commentary

BJP superhit quotes

Spent time on twitter after many days and it seems to be the day for absurd BJP quotes. Here are some of the ones that stay in mind. The day after we hear that Chinese civilian nomads have pitched tents in Ladakh for over a week and are preventing work on an irrigation canal (in […]

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