pokemon

Gotta Catch ‘em All

It’s taken the world by a storm. Almost overnight, people have taken to it and social media is abuzz with the activity and pictures of people and their childhood dreams. Pikachu on side of the road, a Charmander in the park nearby or even a Pikachu on the corner...

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SecularIndia

The Thin Line Between Narrative And Justice

No one is interested in finding the truth. The truth sometimes becomes Hindu, sometimes Muslim and sometimes Christian or else. The facts and circumstances are interpreted as per the convenience of the concerned persons or the authorities. Sometimes the concept of interpretation itself becomes the subject of interpretation. The...

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Cinema

When The Hushed Roar Aloud

There is no dearth of Bollywood movies which have taken inspiration from real-life events, to strike a close and human chord with people. Time for superficial cinema is passé, the audience has changed and evolved from over-the-top dramatics that has gripped our Bollywood since years. Following the same trend,...

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judiciary

The Political Realities Of India

The first lines of the Preamble to the Constitution of India have been immortalised in every school book and educational institution. Our childhood is full of memories of grudgingly opening our books to the flowery, often described as beautiful, portrayal of the document which celebrates our independence.

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Attacks on africans

Incredible India: A Racist Society?

Our country is the home ground for the phrase, ‘the guests are God’ or ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’. Since childhood, we have been taught to treat our guests as the most honourable people that we will ever meet, and to make their visit as pleasurable as possible. From cooking mouth-watering...

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gay-away

Making Gay Go Away

What stems from parents-in-denial of homosexual people, or the people who want to lead the ‘normal’ life and wish to do away with the homosexuality in them? It leads to psychologists and various other doctors developing a therapy that not only rids people of their homosexuality but also give...

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Daughters-in-law

Daughters-In-Law Should Be Treated As Family, Not Maid, Supreme Court Rules

“Did your mother not teach you culinary courtesies?”“Why haven’t you called your father yet?”“When am I getting my super-utility vehicle?”“Your monthly cramps give me a headache.”“This time, a son.”“This time, a bigger television set.”“This time add more sugar to my tea.”“A little less sugar.”“Even your rotis are like you,...

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State and religion

The Gods, The State And Maneka Gandhi

Historically, the State has always kept its distance from Religion. Accepting the importance of organised religion in an individual’s life, the value of the belief and respecting the faith a citizen has are some of the reason for this demarcation. Avoiding the chaos of clashing with religious rules and...

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