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Who’s Outraging Against The Daily Insults To The National Flag In India?

No one seems to feel insulted by the fact that scores of children only ever get to wave the flag while selling it at a traffic junction. The Indian external affairs minister set new standards in foreign affairs when she threatened a global e-commerce giant with a visa ban through …

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A Job In The Corporate IT Sector: A Blessing Or A Curse?

Waking up to the alarm in the morning, running across the house to get ready and struggling in the public transport to reach office! This is what the life of most Indians typically looks like. Except for those who own businesses or are self-employed, most Indians are employed with some …

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Who Is Running The ‘Orchestrated Wine And Cheese Campaign’ Against Aadhaar In The Supreme Court?

Defenders of Aadhaar have called opposition to it an organised campaign stemming from paranoia. But a look at the petitioners proves it is anything but. Just last week, UIDAI’s former chairman Nandan Nilekani called the opposition to Aadhaar, an “orchestrated campaign”. A few days before that, an editorial in an …

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Is The Censor Board Redundant Now? Why Are States Banning ‘Padmavat’ Screening?

The manner is which several Indian states are banning the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat even after the Central Board of Film Certification has passed it following the slight change in its title, it would appear that these states have themselves decided to become state censor boards unto themselves, …

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Remembering ‘Rohit Vemula’: Why Dalits, Youth And Women Are Sparking Mutinies In India?

January 17 marks the “shahadat diwas” (martyrdom day) of Rohith Vemula. His last letter of idealism continues to haunt the nightmares and dreams which stalk the winter landscape with Neo-Nazi twilight zones lingering in infinity. One BJP leader has warned that the Constitution will be changed, hitting at the core …

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Centre Cancels Haj Subsidy, But Who Was It Really For, Anyway?

Both Central and state governments continue to spend thousands of crores on various Hindu festivals and pilgrimages. The Haj subsidy has often been raised by BJP leaders as an example of “Muslim appeasement”. Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has now announced that the subsidy will be stopped, raising the …

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Nearly 50,000 Indian Telecom Workers Going To Lose Jobs This Year!

The bloodbath in Indian telecom is set to worsen in 2018, and that may mean more job losses. “In this calendar year, another 50,000 jobs are likely to go (in telecom) and at this point, telecom seems to be the worst-affected sector in terms of jobs. Last year about 40,000 …

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Now, Another ‘PadMan 2.0’: Indian Teen Creates High-Tech, Anti-Rape Undies

– Seenu Kumari, from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, has come up with a prototype – She spent less than £50 on the underwear which are both knife and bulletproof – Garmentsent away for patenting and is hoped to be sold to the wider market – Rape, sexual abuse and child …

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How Tawaifs Fell From Grace And Came To Be Known As Prostitutes?

If you were old enough to watch movies in 1981 and were fond of Hindi cinema, there’s every bit of chance that you have watched Umrao Jaan by director Muzaffar Ali and were mesmerised by Rekha in the title role and enchanted with the songs. I know I was. Of …

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India In The Current Landscape Of Fashion, Is ‘Event’ The New Black?

As the Indian fashion industry completes almost three decades, the well-promoted “event” is now a top trend. The last couple of years indicate that most fashion celebrations are rather formulaic—brought together by a cast of sponsors with strategic interests, an “interesting” venue (like Bikaner House in Delhi or a film …

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