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WhatsApp dilemma: What privacy, really?

WhatsApp dilemma: What privacy, really?

When the generation that believed the Aadhaar was the best idea anyone had ever had and lined up to give biometric details to strangers is concerned about Mark Zuckerberg having access to the “personal information” of its constituent members and is contemplating a switch from WhatsApp to Signal, the...

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WhatsApp dilemma: What privacy, really?

WhatsApp dilemma: What privacy, really?

When the generation that believed the Aadhaar was the best idea anyone had ever had and lined up to give biometric details to strangers is concerned about Mark Zuckerberg having access to the “personal information” of its constituent members and is contemplating a switch from WhatsApp to Signal, the...

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Preparing for a return to 'normalcy'

Preparing for a return to 'normalcy'

After a two-month postponement, schools in several states have finally opened their doors, some for exams and others for classes.A year of dependence on OTT platforms for movie releases is set to end, it appears the film industry cannot wait for cinema halls to open their box offices—to the extent s...

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Captain Calm: The importance of grooming Rahane

Captain Calm: The importance of grooming Rahane

Shane Warne predicted that Australia would walk all over India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was not in a club of one. The Boxing Day match was scheduled for a few days after India had collapsed to their lowest Test total ever. The historic ignominy and its likely impact on team morale, compou...

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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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Let us not ‘cancel’ 2020

Let us not ‘cancel’ 2020

Come December, and it has become quite the refrain, a reprise of the hashtag that started doing the rounds back in the middle of the year, “Cancel 2020”—only, this time everyone has been speaking of the relief that the year is finally drawing to a close, uncancelled though it stands. It is almost as...

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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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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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