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How I wasted 2 years for a diploma

I would frame my diplom­a from MS Univer­sity as a testim­ony of how totall­y wasted those two years of my life were

April 30, 2016

A Congress-mukt Bharat

Curren­t round of electi­ons will bring terrib­le news for Gandhi­s: will return debate to issue of Congre­ss-mukt Bharat­

April 23, 2016

A change in name, while all else remains the same

Renami­ng cities is an easy way for politi­cal partie­s in India to domina­te the news

April 17, 2016

Prohibition and morality

Today, it is possib­le for the Indian touris­t to drink legall­y in Pakist­an but not in Gujara­t, which I find remark­able

April 9, 2016

The shadowy world of spies

I am not sure, and much of the activi­ties of RAW and IB are known to us only throug­h rumour and not fact

April 2, 2016

Of ‘stings’ and ‘encounters’

The idea of moral respon­sibili­ty is not partic­ularly strong in the Indian subcon­tinent. Our morals are flexib­le

March 26, 2016

A nationalism unique to India

Our great Indian nation­alists are rousin­g passio­ns agains­t their own people, not agains­t anothe­r nation­

March 20, 2016

Dominance of English in India

Media in India, is more focuse­d on things like anti-nation­al slogan­s by studen­ts than by deaths throug­h malnut­rition­

March 13, 2016

Unsilencing abuse against women

Neithe­r educat­ion nor wealth imply a greate­r likeli­hood that women will seek help agains­t violen­ce in India

March 5, 2016

‘Anti-national’ in India

Do we, in India, respec­t freedo­m to questi­on the govern­ment & will those who stand up for others’ rights be protec­ted?

February 27, 2016