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Vinay Sitapati

The writer teaches at Ashoka University.

Hear him out
Sat, Dec 19, 2009

As Justice Dinakaran’s plight reveals,judicial aloofness cuts both ways....

Eye on Copenhagen summit,India’s climate change strategy discussed at book release in city
Tue, Dec 08, 2009

With high-profile negotiations on climate change set to begin in Copenhagen,a group of academics and journalists in Delhi debated on Monday what India’s strategy should be.

Sibal hopes to make Education Act more disabled-friendly soon
Thu, Dec 03, 2009

On the eve of the World Disability Day,Union Human Resource Minister Kapil Sibal said disability-friendly amendments to the Right to Education Act would soon be placed before the Union Cabinet.

Everybody loves a good riot
Sat, Nov 28, 2009

If the Liberhan Commission’s recommendations on religion and politics read like a Miss World speech,so does the hurriedly prepared Action Taken Report.

Travel writer Sam Miller recounts sense of circularity,warmth of Dilliwallahs in heart of megacity
Mon, Nov 09, 2009

“The elegant white columns are now covered with hoardings”,journalist-author Sam Miller and told an adoring crowd at Delhi’s Oxford Book Store today,“But as anyone who has got lost in Connaught Place will tell you,the sense of circularity remains.”

The law of the letter
Wed, Oct 28, 2009

The kickback revelations of Indian envoy Meera Shankar are the result of a US law regarding American companies that bribe foreign officials. India,however,has no such parallel....

Maximum city distractions
Tue, Oct 27, 2009

Demographics,Mumbai hobble opposition to Congress in Maharashtra

‘I condemn the beheading… but we have to see it in the background of state violence’
Fri, Oct 09, 2009

Chhattisgarh-based doctor BINAYAK SEN was arrested in May 2007 for his alleged links with Naxalites. Following a public campaign for his release,he was granted bail by the Supreme Court in May 2009.

Poll dreams jam Haryana Bhavan road
Thu, Sep 24, 2009

With Maharashtra,Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana facing Assembly elections next month,ticket-seekers and their cars parked across Copernicus Marg in Lutyens’ Delhi is causing major traffic jams on the busy stretch in the rush hours of late.

Courting scrutiny
Mon, Sep 21, 2009

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions,blacks would sit at segregated lunch...

Party pooper
Thu, Sep 10, 2009

Furious that campus elections had been postponed,students of Madhav College,Ujjain went on a rampage in 2006.

Sibal speech gets thumbs-up from disability rights activists
Thu, Aug 06, 2009

Disability rights activists have welcomed Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal’s Lok Sabha speech,made before the landmark...

PM tells Sibal: factor in concerns of the disabled
Tue, Aug 04, 2009

Responding to concerns raised by activists that the Right to Education Bill excludes disabled children from its ambit....

Right to Education Bill ignoring disabled,pass only after changes: disability activists
Mon, Aug 03, 2009

The Right to Education Bill,likely to be passed by Lok Sabha on Monday,is at the centre of a new row with disability activists alleging....

Which tale to tell?
Wed, Jul 29, 2009

When Republicans describe tax cuts for the rich as ‘tax relief’,says renowned cognitive scientist George Lakoff,the listener imagines a hapless victim suffering pain and understands the need to relieve him.

Gay Right
Sexuality Equality
Fri, Jul 03, 2009

Expanding the scope of an Indian citizen’s rights by equating “sexual orientation” with the Constitutionally protected identities of gender,caste,religion and race...

Gay Right
The law benders
Fri, Jul 03, 2009

You seem to have gathered much evidence that homosexuality is not a disease...

Chilling tales of hurt,humiliation
Fri, Jul 03, 2009

For the lawyers arguing to decriminalise homosexuality,it became crucial to demonstrate the actual harm that Section 377 caused...

Before Sec 377: A film-maker’s rights and justice for Bhopal
Fri, Jul 03, 2009

The Delhi High Court’s historic decision to decriminalise gay sex equates “sexual orientation” with gender,caste,and religion....

Gay Right
Delhi HC set to rule on Sec 377
Wed, Jul 01, 2009

The Delhi High Court’s verdict on the validity of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code is likely be pronounced on Thursday.