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Arundhati Roy: How Modi 3.0 may well be more virulent

Two days since the news of sanction to prosecute Arundhati Roy broke, many are crying their hearts out. But the allies of the government are silent. Evidently because the writer is sought to be prosecuted over her comments on Kashmir, even the newly energized Congress is reluctant to stick its...

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Politics

Decoding election results 2024

Decoding election results 2024 in today's world can be hazardous. Electoral democracy is a stretch, one can say perhaps, given the rulers we have been seeing the world over. Especially now, when someone like Vladimir Putin would like his country to be seen as a democracy and goes through the...

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Politics

How Modi avoided India Shining by not being Vajpayee

So the BJP and Modi were indeed afraid of India Shining redux and determined to not let history repeat itself. In the normal course, this election would have resulted in a defeat of the BJP and regime change. But the shenanigans the government unleashed ensured the BJP can still come back to...

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Culture

Sanskari folks are often the least cultured

Sanskari is a Hindi word meaning cultured, well-mannered, but in general implying orthodox. It is sought to be applied more to women though. The world over of course women are supposed to be the guardian angels of racial purity and miscegenation is a horrifying prospect. Sanskari, however, has...

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Culture

Polarization – where are we headed?

Just a day after he vehemently denied he ever did communal politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went back to his old refrain, alleging in a Maharashtra rally that the Congress during its previous rule had wanted to allocate 15 per cent of the government budget for minorities and vowed not to...

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