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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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Life expectancy of coal miners below 40 – Jharia

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  No Comments

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  As Jharia burns, the people who have  chosen to make this place their home brave the fire and fumes to somehow make a living and feed themselves two square meals a day. Hardly any of the workers in the open cast mines wear any protective gear, no masks and no boots. Most end up with a film […]

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The Wistleblower from the ‘Rape Village’ of Bengal is dead

By   /  July 8, 2012  /  Breaking News, India, Local, News, Society  /  4 Comments

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At around 7:45 PM on the evening of 4th July 2012, Mr. Barun Biswas, a 35-year-old school teacher at Mitra Institution, Sialdah was coming back to his home after work. As soon as he stepped out of the Gobordanga Railway Station, 3 young men on a motorcycle came from behind and shot him in the […]

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A photograph to remember from the Mantralaya fire in Mumbai

By   /  June 22, 2012  /  Breaking News, Local, News  /  1 Comment

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Sometimes the trials of life bring out the best in us. While the Mantralaya Building was on fire, some government staffers were on the top of the burning building trying to save the national flag. This photograph shows them un-hoisting the tricolour and folding it while there is thick smoke on the background. We do […]

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