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Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

It has been a couple of weeks since we were shocked by the phrase “forced miscarriage”. The family of Muskan and Rashid, the first interfaith couple held under Uttar Pradesh’s newly-drafted Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance—an irony in itself, in a democracy whose constitution...

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Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

It has been a couple of weeks since we were shocked by the phrase “forced miscarriage”. The family of Muskan and Rashid, the first interfaith couple held under Uttar Pradesh’s newly-drafted Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance—an irony in itself, in a democracy whose constitution...

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Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

Abortion or not, is love subject to the law?

It has been a couple of weeks since we were shocked by the phrase “forced miscarriage”. The family of Muskan and Rashid, the first interfaith couple held under Uttar Pradesh’s newly-drafted Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance—an irony in itself, in a democracy whose constitution...

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Modi’s speech at AMU centenary celebrations: A mixed bag

Modi’s speech at AMU centenary celebrations: A mixed bag

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation as the chief guest in the centenary celebrations of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is nothing short of historic. Not many people saw this coming and when the university announced that Prime Minister will be the chief guest on the occasion, many people felt ...

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The rise of Muslim politics in 'God's Own Country'

The rise of Muslim politics in 'God's Own Country'

The ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front in Kerala surprised almost everyone with its impressive performance in the local body polls in the southern state. It is often said that whoever performs well in local body polls goes on to win assembly elections. Assembly elections in Kerala are due in Ap...

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A care home facility for seniors in South Delhi

A care home facility for seniors in South Delhi

Keeping with its recent announcement to invest over Rs 300 crores across residences for seniors, care homes and care-at-home services in the next three to four years, Antara, a part of the Max Group, has launched a 37-bedded care home facility in South Delhis Sylvan colony, Greater Kailash. This is ...

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Of celibates, temples, and kisses

Of celibates, temples, and kisses

A jewellery ad was accused of promoting love jihad. And now, the anti-love-jihad brigade wants people to “boycott” the web series version of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy – a book that is all about arranged marriage and caste concerns, and accommodates several characters who would have fit right into...

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Farmers Protest: Has BJPs antinational bogey come home to roost?

Farmers Protest: Has BJPs antinational bogey come home to roost?

There are two ways of making the shorter line on a blackboard longer: you either increase its length or rub off the long line till the shorter one seems longer even though it is the same.When the BJP came to power in 1999, it did so under the shadow of the immensity of what previous governments had ...

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The steady erasure of democracy

The steady erasure of democracy

We have laughed away NITI Aayog chief Amitabh Kant’s comments that India is “too much of a democracy”, and then his clumsy defence of the statement.It seems to most liberals that they have scored a point over the government, with someone who is part of the establishment calling for a more dictatoria...

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Should or shouldn't Muslims join the farmers protest?

Should or shouldn't Muslims join the farmers protest?

In the midst of the ongoing farmers’ strike, there is a raging discussion within the Muslim community in India, as to whether they should take part in the farmers’ protest or not. There is a sort of apprehension within the community especially the community elders about the repercussions of particip...

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