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Want a war? Go fight one yourself

Want a war? Go fight one yourself

The Government at the Centre is inflicting great injustice upon millions of Indians. After the dastardly killing of 17 soldiers by Pakistan sponsored terrorists, a lot of angry Indians are demanding war against Pakistan. The centre is being unjust by refusing to send every one of these Indians to th...

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'Udta Punjab' controversy - What the film industry has to say

'Udta Punjab' controversy - What the film industry has to say

In Picture: Left to right - Mukesh Bhatt, Shahid Kapur, Alia Bhatt and Zoya AkhtarIn a display of unprecedented solidarity, half the film industry turned out to address a joint press conference yesterday, June 8, 2016 against the unjust cuts that CBFC Chairman Pahlaj Nihalani has asked to be made in...

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Is Narenda Modi's BJP government truly corruption free?

Is Narenda Modi's BJP government truly corruption free?

There are many things the BJP government of Narendra Modi is claiming to have done in the last two years in power. There are claims that leave no room for doubt, like the ones about a positive business sentiment.There is another claim PM Modi made in his celebratory speech a few days back - that he ...

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How 'Sairat' Could Have Crossed 400 Crores But Was Not Allowed to

How 'Sairat' Could Have Crossed 400 Crores But Was Not Allowed to

In the first two weeks of the Marathi film Sairat I went four times to PVR Juhu near home. Each time I was turned back because it was houseful. Yet, in those two weeks, the theatre ran only one ‘charity’ show of the film, mandated as they were by the government to run Marathi cinema.Nagraj Manjule...

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Dilemma of Assam's Muslims: Neither Assamese nor Muslim enough

Dilemma of Assam's Muslims: Neither Assamese nor Muslim enough

He scratched the back of his head slowly in a gesture of calculation rather than to remove an itch. “The wind is clearly towards the BJP sir. Even my family voted BJP,” the Muslim cab driver finally answered as he drove me to the airport. It was April 22, just 11 days after the Assembly elections in...

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Why I flew 3000 kms only to vote 'None Of The Above'

Why I flew 3000 kms only to vote 'None Of The Above'

At 6:45 AM, 15 minutes before the polling booth opens, over 100 people stand in line before me. I stand an hour only to go back and come back in the afternoon to stand another hour before I could finally vote.I flew 3000 kilometres from Mumbai to Guwahati, Assam to cast my vote in the assembly elect...

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Why Sardar Patel would have been proud of Delhi cop Monika Bhardwaj

Why Sardar Patel would have been proud of Delhi cop Monika Bhardwaj

After the brutal lynching of a dentist in Delhi’s Vikaspuri threatened to escalate into a communal issue due to mal-information by social media miscreants who claimed the attackers were Muslims, Delhi’s Additional DCP (West) Ms. Monika Bhardwaj swung into action. With two well timed Twitter messages...

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'O Hindus, don’t treat the cow as a Goddess. It is only an animal!'

'O Hindus, don’t treat the cow as a Goddess. It is only an animal!'

"You'll be astonished if I tell you that according to old ceremonies, he is not a good Hindu who does not eat beef." This is something you would attribute to a Leftist intellectual... However, as the documentary ‘Caste on the Menu Card’ rightly attributes, it was said by Swami Vivekananda (Pg, 536, ...

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Inside Chhattisgarh: Peeping into the heart of a nation

Inside Chhattisgarh: Peeping into the heart of a nation

Big nations defy attempts at straitjacketing or being bound by narrow definitions. Big nations, such as India which has as many people living inside its borders as four continents combined, are not nations in the strictest sense.To help define such a nebulous entity, euphemisms such as ‘th...

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Does India now need an NGO to defend NGOs?

Does India now need an NGO to defend NGOs?

Right in the first month of his tenure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed he meant ‘business’ when in one of the first things his government did was blacklist many Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). This included globally reputed ones like Greenpeace and Amnesty. Corporates cheered because the...

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