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Revolution or romance: The social media illusion

Revolution or romance: The social media illusion

All it took was six words from popstar Rihanna. Suddenly, she was India’s worst enemy to the bhakts and yet another glamorous liberal to the Twitterati and armchair activists who regularly champion the cause of the farmers protesting in Delhi.Protests by citizens of various persuasions—students, Mus...

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Revolution or romance: The social media illusion

Revolution or romance: The social media illusion

All it took was six words from popstar Rihanna. Suddenly, she was India’s worst enemy to the bhakts and yet another glamorous liberal to the Twitterati and armchair activists who regularly champion the cause of the farmers protesting in Delhi.Protests by citizens of various persuasions—students, Mus...

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Sexist sandwiches and obscene logos

Sexist sandwiches and obscene logos

Most of us looked at the Myntra logo and saw a rather tacky-looking alternative to Amazon, or to driving through the traffic and waiting outside trial rooms. One woman looked at the Myntra logo and saw the infamous scene from Basic Instinct.And so keen is the world to take note of sexism, real or im...

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Of the girl child and groping

Of the girl child and groping

Thirteen years ago, the Ministry of Women and Child Development launched the National Girl Child Day, purportedly “to spread public awareness on inequalities girls faced in Indian society.”On Sunday, the Prime Minister took to Twitter to wish “the daughters of the nation” and use the hashtag “Desh K...

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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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