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The Politics of Gagging Social Media

By   /  November 27, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Politics  /  No Comments

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After the Thane Police arrested a girl for questioning the shutdown of Mumbai after the death of Bal Thackeray on Facebook, and another for ‘liking’ here comment, a joke going around on internet was: Just how bad was Kasab’s Facebook Status Message (that he got hanged) ? This says a lot about our great democracy where Ban […]

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And the GoI finally blocks !

By   /  August 25, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, News, Politics  /  2 Comments

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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” When Evelyn Beatrice Hall wrote this famous line in 1906, illustrating the beliefs of Voltaire, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi were not even born.  Hence there is no wonder that in 2012, they reserve the right to […]

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पंद्रह अगस्त की पुकार

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  India, Thoughts  /  1 Comment

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पंद्रह अगस्त का दिन कहता आज़ादी अभी अधूरी है। सपने सच होने बाकी है, रावी की शपथ न पूरी है।। जिनकी लाशों पर पग धर कर आज़ादी भारत में आई। वे अब तक हैं खानाबदोश ग़म की काली बदली छाई।। कलकत्ते के फुटपाथों पर जो आँधी-पानी सहते हैं। उनसे पूछो, पंद्रह अगस्त के बारे में […]

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The story of the Seven Martyrs of Patna

By   /  August 10, 2012  /  History, India  /  4 Comments

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If you take a walk through the corridors of power in Patna, you will see a life-size sculpture of seven men. Clad in dhoti kurta and a Gandhi cap, these men faces the gates of the Old Patna Secretariat and the one in front holds a flag while the others are falling or already fallen […]

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No Country for Young Women

By   /  August 6, 2012  /  India, Society  /  6 Comments

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India has been a peculiar country for long. It is only now that it has started changing into appalling and sometimes disgusting. Incidents in recent past, from Khap diktats on mobile phones to molestation in Guwahati and beating up of girls in Mangalore have cast a big question mark on the way we are “evolving” […]

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