Governance

Governance

Patriotism vs. Nationalism: Beware of the Jingoism of in the Name of a Nation

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is a worldwide resurgence of the nationalist pitch in politics. A globally surging separatist oratory is slowly and surely pushing back the strides made towards an international integration. To every nation, community and ethnic group the outside world, ‘the other’ has become a den of enmity and hostility. This kind of nationalism poses a threat, reasons Shernaz, […]

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Triple Talaq: Then and Now

Reading Time: 4 minutesVedatrayee, a Kolkata-based young lawyer, takes a hard look at the issue of triple talaq, with a historical perspective. Read more in her regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. October 2015 gave Shayara Bano an experience that spurred her fight against a custom disguised tyranny when her husband sends her a speed post with the […]

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Shall our Children Inherit a Future Replete with Shame, Molestation, Rape, and Murder?

Reading Time: 3 minutesEditor-in-Chief, Arindam, anguishes about the unsafe and insecure future that our children would inherit if we do not wake up to the growing crimes against children. He introduces the Special Feature, wherein Ratan Mani Lal and Vedatrayee Dutta take a hard look at this menace. He sees light in Tapati Sinha’s piece on Shantiniketan. Read […]

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Difficult Time for Those Having a School-going Child

Reading Time: 4 minutesSeveral studies and reports have indicated that children are prone to exploitation even within homes, and most of the cases of molestation are perpetrated by someone the victims have known closely. It indicates a dangerous trend related to children’s safety. There has been growing incidence of crime against children in the National Capital Region (NCR). […]

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Red Alert: Future is Dead!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe recent shameful cases of an International school in Gurgaon where a seven-year-old boy was brutally murdered in the toilet of the school, a famous school in Delhi where a small girl was raped by the school staff and the slapping case of a school in Noida, are skid marks in the criminal history of […]

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A Child murdered in Ryan; Tom Alter Fights Cancer; Sasikala Ousted; Blast in London Tube and Rohingya Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis week, Shail recasts five major events in the week that was in verse. A seven-year-child was brutally murdered in Ryan International School, Gurgaon, actor Tom Alter fights Cancer, Sasikala was ousted from her party in Tamilnadu, a blast in London tube injured many as terrorism raised its ugly head once again and the plight […]

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Fifty Shades of Black Money

Reading Time: 3 minutesBlack money is something earned legally, but which has escaped the taxes. Illegal money is something, which is a result of illegal activities. No question of taxes arises here. This is an important distinction, opines Tarun, in his weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Black money is the hottest topic in India right now. It […]

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Reclaiming Pink: The Story of Sampat Pal and her Gulabi Gang

Reading Time: 4 minutesPayel profiles Sampat Pal Devi and the lathi wielding Gulabi Gang that stood up against violence and other wrongs perpetrated by husbands, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Twelve-year-old Sampat Pal Devi was married off to a much older man in Banda district of UP.  Too young to protest, she succumbed to the […]

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Killing those Voices

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhy the people who raise their voices are being silenced, perpetually, asks Vedatrayee, a young Kolkata-based lawyer, and an eminent danseuse, reflecting on the death of Gauri Lankesh – and others before her – for they dared to raise their voices against injustice. We begin a new weekly column that would reflect on legal and […]

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Whose Interest Rate is it! Who does it Interest!

Reading Time: 4 minutesTarun explains the intricacies of interest rates on Fixed Deposits (FDs). Why are lower interest rates hitting the senior citizens hard? Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. A perplexed senior citizen asked, “Why are the interest rates on Fixed Deposits – also known as Term/Time Deposit (TDR) and Special Term Deposit […]

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