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March 29, 2017 4:22 pm

Merit and academic/professional achievements can never exist in a classless isolation. In real world, there are no level playing fields.

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March 29, 2017 10:39 am

Indians are expected to ‘de-colonize’ their minds and believe that RSS vision of Hindu rashtra is not antithetical to a democratic-secular India.

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March 28, 2017 2:28 pm

It’s time for us women to step off the pedestal and be dealt with on our terms.

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March 27, 2017 10:54 am

In all good conscience one can't defend the present state of utter internal undemocracy in Congress.

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March 22, 2017 9:23 am

What better way to pay tribute to Morse’s creator than by recalling some of the greatest quotes from the books and TV series that featured Dexter’s delightfully defective detective!

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March 23, 2017 5:37 pm

By now, everyone knows Yogi Adityanath’s claim to fame, but here’s a quick recap—he compared Shah Rukh Khan to terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed; he believes Mother Teresa was sent here to evangelise India.

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March 19, 2017 12:01 pm

My friend, in reality your 'celebrity status' in India is an expression of the majoritarian right wingers' unfortunate but rabid minority complex.

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March 17, 2017 5:45 pm

In a country known for its safety and freedom issues, I’m feeling surprisingly unfettered and safe. Here’s why.

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March 15, 2017 2:32 pm

My story shows how even so-called progressive journalism can destroy people’s lives.

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March 14, 2017 5:53 pm

There have been other incidents in between, of course, for all of us. Some scary, some depressing, at various locations on the globe. But easy enough to turn these into a family joke or a tune to whistle in the dark.

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March 14, 2017 11:11 am

After Modi became the Prime Minister, the GDP of India hasn't grown at a higher rate than it did before 2014 despite the more favourable change in the way it is now calculated

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March 12, 2017 11:21 am

I’ve become increasingly worried about three new trends, which I believe we must tackle in order for the web to fulfill its true potential as a tool which serves all of humanity

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March 16, 2017 12:29 pm

It is time for Rahul Gandhi to find his life’s calling, far away from the party stalwarts who look to him as the leading star of this grand old party

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March 8, 2017 7:03 pm

While deep set prejudices and gender biases are a disturbing fact of the society we live in, they become particularly dangerous when they are nurtured and propagated by people who guide and shape young minds.

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March 8, 2017 4:58 pm

How much independence is gained if the narrowness and lack of freedom of the home is exchanged for the narrowness and lack of freedom of the work space?

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March 8, 2017 10:32 am

Why not go beyond laws and have 50 percent women representation?

March 5, 2017 10:22 am

Even a casual observer of the Indian political scene can discern that communalist utterances and violence have been on the rise ever since Modi regime took power in 2014.

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March 4, 2017 11:32 am

Ideally, our universities ought to be free spaces to ideate, debate, and deliberate in order to nurture critical thinking.

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March 3, 2017 3:13 pm

"No one wants war – we do not want violence after all India was born out of Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement."

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February 28, 2017 4:26 pm

Once a prime national centre of historical research, ICHR has been totally handed over to the RSS pracharaks.

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February 27, 2017 11:06 pm

The girl’s best friends aren’t a part of a safe sex PSA or a feminist message on labelling women sluts.

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February 27, 2017 1:58 pm

Any state must exist for and because of its people. Their inherent patriotism wills it so.

February 27, 2017 4:44 pm

If the silence and the calmness is a donation of the people who can resort to violence any time, it really isn’t a state we have achieved. It is a tired, convenient and weak interval.

February 24, 2017 9:57 pm

Baljit Malik is single-handedly responsible for having protected the pristine environment of Kasauli from the ravages of builders.

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March 1, 2017 3:11 pm

The long peek into the Political Class in the Room was and is absolutely depressing. In their words and actions the Class seemed quintessential juvenile delinquents.

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February 22, 2017 3:41 pm

It is shocking that after almost three decades of being victims of terrorism, Indians still feel it in their hearts to befriend Pakistanis.

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February 22, 2017 1:08 pm

Prime Minister, I urge you to be careful and constructive in the political discourse you engage in or encourage.

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February 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Valentine's Day: What is the modern day free love doing except becoming another commodity for consumption and boosting the 'love' economy?

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February 10, 2017 1:07 pm

Chief Minister must not only be freely chosen but must also be seen to be freely chosen.

February 9, 2017 6:21 pm

Readers please note, any recourse to logic or fact is absolutely unnecessary here as long as we can sustain our nationalist pride through history.

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February 9, 2017 8:06 am

Akhilesh Yadav is no villain, he is the hero of the story and the icon for a pragmatic new generation that has no patience to be bringing up father as he makes one bad decision after another.

February 5, 2017 5:35 pm

As computing power grows rapidly and begins to envelop many aspects of our life, there has been a growing concern that Asimov Rules, sensible as they are, may not be adequate for the 21st century.

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February 10, 2017 4:05 pm

A good part of the IT industry's profitability in the US hinges on the significantly lower wages paid to the H1B holders that it imports from India and other countries

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February 3, 2017 12:45 pm

These Americans realised it was time to wear their heart on their sleeves as they turned out to make sure virtual strangers got the homecoming they deserved.

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February 2, 2017 7:47 pm

JNU student movement has bravely resisted the full frontal attack of the state machinery over the last one year and we are confident that the present multi-pronged attacks will be defeated as well.

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February 2, 2017 2:20 pm

With Trump’s single ruling blocking immigrants and raising doubts on pretty much anybody from seven countries entering the United States, the world’s tenuous balance threatens to tip over the edge.