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Why we have a duty to read what the govt does not want us to read

Three copies of every book or newspaper must be sent to the Central Library run by the government. This is mandated by the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867Olav Albuquerque We can thank God that a two-judge bench of… Continue Reading →

The Seditious Half-Life of Facts

The indiscriminate use of draconian laws also denies citizens their rights, perhaps more blatantly, and also has a chilling effects on citizens.Subhash Gatade 12 Nov 2021 After recent developments in BJP-ruled Tripura, many concerned citizens and organisations have said that the… Continue Reading →

The gendered impact of intentional internet shutdowns

 Sandra Aceng  Aug. 3, 2021 Women, gender-diverse persons, and marginalised sections of society across Africa and beyond have been using the internet to overcome the obstacles posed by an imbalance of power and social restrictions. Internet shutdowns, a tool increasingly used… Continue Reading →

UIDAI has suggested 28 cuts for ‘Aadhaar’, film already cleared by CBFC

Ghosh said he tried to contact the UIDAI officials, asking for a formal letter with a list of the objections, but there was no response Updated At: Jul 25, 2021 03:03 PM (IST) Mumbai, July 25 The Unique Identification Authority of India… Continue Reading →

Singer Mangli targeted by Hindutva activists for song, Dalit-Bahujans extend support

POSTED ON JULY 23, 2021 The ‘Bonalu’ song is dedicated to Maisamma, a village deity who doesn’t come under the Brahmininical fold. By Balakrishna Ganeshan Singer Mangli, who has sung popular numbers like ‘Saranga Dariya’ from Love Story and ‘Ramuloo… Continue Reading →

Caste, Policing and Technology: The Making of Criminality

By- Isheeta Sharma & Vaidehi Gautam Internet Freedom Foundation hosted a session titled ‘Settled Habits, New Tricks: Casteist Policing Meets Big Tech in India’ on June 18 with Ameya Bokil, Avaneendra Khare, Nikita Sonavane, Srujana Bej and Vaishali Janarthanan; chaired… Continue Reading →

IT rules strike at my right to ‘privacy’: TM Krishna moves Madras HC

by- Sanyukta Dharamadhikari Eminent musician and activist TM Krishna has moved the Madras High Court challenging the new IT rules issued by the Union government. The Madras High Court on Thursday heard his petition and sent a notice to the Union government… Continue Reading →

The Orwellian Dystopia and Denial of Truth- How the present scenario of Totalitarianism is part of a long-standing exercise of power mis-use and intolerance

Book burning in Berlin. Germany, May 10, 1933. Sania Muzamil* Turning and turning in the widening gyre    The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…                                                                         -The Second Coming… Continue Reading →

Kangana Ranaut time travels to 2002, changes her name to Mamta

by- Piyush Jain Swipe left to read the full story After getting banned from Twitter, Kangana Ranaut time travels to 2002, changes her name to Mamta In a shocking turn of events, Twitter banned Kangana Ranaut after she tweeted about… Continue Reading →

Kerala human rights defender’s ‘crime’: She sought food security for Dalits, Adivasis

May 1, 2021 Members of diverse people’s movements across India, including many prominent activists, including Medha Patkar, Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey, have asked the government to withdraw the FIR filed against activist Prof Kusumam Joseph. The FIR was filed against her for posting an appeal on Facebook to the… Continue Reading →

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