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    ‘Gender prejudice is far more difficult to remove than ethnic, racial and religious prejudices’

    Photo Credit: imgion.com 13.7K Total Views Epic debate Apart from all religions, most countries and their laws are anti-women and male-chauvinistic, possibly because of the predominance of men among religious prophets/heads and lawmakers (“Courts may not indict Ram for mistreating Sita – but the women of India already have”). Gender prejudice is far more difficult […]

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    ‘Stop the witch-hunt’: Universities across the country speak out for JNU

    Photo Credit: Azhar Ameen 28.2K Total Views When the right wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad won a seat in the students’ union body of Jawaharlal National University after almost a decade last year, it set off speculationthat the prestigious institution was perhaps not anymore the “left-bastion” that it once used to be. However, all those […]

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    If meat could talk, would you still eat it?

    Photo Credit: pixabay 19.1K Total Views Futurologist Ian Pearson recently predicted that by 2050 it will be possible to implant devices into our pets and other animals to give them the ability to speak to us. This raises the interesting question of whether such a device would provide animals raised and slaughtered for food with […]

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    How would the Shak-Dush love story have played out in 2016?

    21.3K Total Views What classic Indian love story, including the mythological ones, would be complete without a dash of melodrama? Think about Dushyant and Shakuntala’s. Kings, empires, Gods, magic, curses—existing in a world where seemingly anything is possible. Our grandparents were receptive to it; our parents a little less; we think of it purely as […]

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    Why universities are the new battleground for the BJP

    Photo Credit: IANS 32.9K Total Views The manner in which a student protest against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University has snowballed into a national controversy, with Central ministers joining in with threatening statements, suggests that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has two clear motives in raising the […]

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    A reminder: JNU has always been a hotbed of radical protest

    Photo Credit: V Arun Kumar/Facebook 14K Total Views This author entered the sleepy little gate of JNU in the evening on 13 July 1989. Little did he realise then that the citizens of France were celebrating 200 years of their revolution which brought to us the ideas of equality, liberty and fraternity. Neither did he […]

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    Red cards in cricket: An idea whose time has come

    Photo Credit: Saeed Khan / AFP 13.2K Total Views Cricket is often called the “gentleman’s game” but the reality is sometimes rather different. If the game conjured up romantic images of idyllic village greens and players clad in pristine white upholding the “spirit of the game” (whatever that means), it has metamorphosed into a multi-billion […]

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    Uber Launches ‘Trip Experiences’ API on Its Developer Platform

    At Uber’s first ever Asian hackathon held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, taxi aggregator Uber announced the launch of its Global API called Trip Experiences. Launched on developers.uber.com, it lets startups leverage Uber’s API to provide an enhanced and gamified travel experience during the free time that Uber riders have during their trips. Saad Ahmed, Business […]