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Who are the Urban Naxals, do they really exist?

In hearing of a case against alleged Maoist activists — Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha -- honorable justice of the Supreme Court Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, part of a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said, “Dissent is the safety valve of democracy. If

RSS Outreach: Wind of Change?

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) outreach was an effort to help people understand what RSS really stands for and to demystify its conventional image of a hardline HINDU NATIONALIST OUTFIT.  The list of invitees was planned to include even the sharpest critics like Rahul Gandhi along with leaders from various political parties,

Kerala Floods: The havoc and after

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Incessant Monsoon Rains South Indian state of Kerala witnessed torrential monsoon rains since late July 2018. As the torrential rains continued incessantly well into the first week of August with ferocity, it led to unprecedented flooding, the worst in this century, affecting life, ceops, infrastructure and property. Kerala received heavy monsoon rainfall on the mid

Rape culture

Rape Culture

“A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies

India State of Forest Report 2017

India’s total forest cover

According to  India State of Forest Report (ISFR) 2017, released by Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on February 12, 2018. India’s total forest cover is 708,273 sq.km (about 21.54% of India’s total GA) and tree cover is 93,815 sq.km (about 2.85% of the total GA).Taken together, it marks an increase

Unsettling the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir

“Or call it winter, which being full of care, Makes summer’s welcome, thrice more wished, more rare.” — William Shakespeare Whatever the motivation, the appointment of the former Director of the Intelligence Bureau (DIB) Dineshwar Sharma as the interlocutor for Kashmir is to be welcomed. Better late than never. Predictably, the beleaguered Chief Minister

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