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Database State to Surveillance State

UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal......

When A P J Abdul Kalam met Pramukh Swami Maharaj

Pramukh Swami Maharaj, the spiritual guru and head of the Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sansthan of Swaminarayan sect, passed into the ages on August 13.Among the many millions of people Pramukh......

JNU protestors need a debate, not the police

IMAGE: JNU students and faculty form a human chain demanding the release of students union president Kanhaiya Kumar. Photograph: PTI   If some JNU students are 'anti-national', why do we want......

The MP who wants cannabis legalised in India

The Biju Janata Dal MP from Dhenkanal says crime will come down if cannabis is legalised. Nikita Puri reports. Even on the phone, Tathagata Satpathy comes across as confident and candid. When I......

Internet trolls, the moral police and an intolerant nation

  'I cannot say I like watching porn, or that I like to party, or that I enjoy my drink and, worse still, that I like Rahul Gandhi,' says Neeta Kolhatkar. India has always been pluralist,......

The utopian myth of India's double dividend

Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of the Indian capital territory of Delhi, looks neither fat nor nervous, but she was disarmingly frank this week about the difficulties of coping with an annual......

The 'C' word India needs (and it's not cashless)

Cashless transactions need ubiquitous connectivity, which we don't have. And connectivity needs political and administrative convergence, says Shyam Ponappa. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com......

'Never suggested overnight banning of high value notes'

'There has to be an 18-month transition.''But if the government had some prior knowledge that the high value notes were being used for an imminent terrorist activity in the country, then we have to......

'Jaitley is lying about labour reforms'

'You cannot treat workers like beggars.' On Friday, September 2, trade unions associated with the Left parties have called for a countrywide general strike of workers. Tapan Kumar Sen, general......

How TRAI has gone back on net neutrality

Its pre-consultation paper has been silent on the issue of closed electronic communication network, a loophole telcos can exploit to offer discriminatory pricing. India’s telecom regulator......

'It's very difficult directing a daughter'

'I was a very late child of my father. I was suddenly a little toy, who appeared from nowhere. Everybody experimented.' 'I don't know why I took up dancing. I think I wanted to find one more excuse......

Review: Jai Ho! Democracy is more silly than satirical!

 'Jai Ho! Democracy is a hasty uptake of news channels and papers drawn into a skit that's too short on subtext to be a realised satire and too silly to be taken seriously', writes......

The Hundred-Foot Journey, served with a lot of heart

The Hundred-Foot Journey treats its Indian characters with respect, discovers Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com Someone first reading the premise of The Hundred-Foot Journey may think it is an implausible......

The World Before The Indian Woman

In the documentary The World Before Her, a young girl has to submit to the will of her father for a most gut-wrenching reason: 'He let me live… I am a girl… but he let me live.'......

Review: Tom Hanks' Electric City is intriguing

AnkurPathakfeel theamazing animation, complemented by a good voice over makes Electric City worth a watch. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks has launched an inventive direct-to-web animated series called......

India-Pakistan series is more than cricket: Dravid

'If you look at it from the cricketing perspective, it is always exciting to play against Pakistan' Former India captain Rahul Dravid shares his thoughts on Pakistan hosting India in a series in......

India have reasons to oppose DRS, says ICC CEO

The Board of Control for Cricket in India does "have its own reasons" for opposing the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), says International Cricket Council Chief Executive Dave......

Time stands still for Indian soccer

India are taking a trip to Japan for a World Cup qualifier next week, a journey to another galaxy in soccer terms.Twice Asian Games winners, in the inaugural edition in 1951 and again in 1962,......
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No glorious red future awaits us. Nor corporate utopia

The richest sense of irony I ever felt was evoked by a PTI report, dated 13 May, 1997 from Siliguri, that a bust of Charu Majumdar had been... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/50-years-of-naxalbari-no-glorious-red-future-awaits-us-nor-corporate-utopia-59524.html
why the new milieu it spawned is still relevant today

It is generally agreed, by supporters and opponents alike, that the late 1960s were the time of the Naxalbari movement. Even current Bharatiya... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/50-years-of-naxalbari-why-the-new-milieu-it-spawned-is-still-relevant-today-59119.html
Installation decodes India's past, present and future

India's cultural heritage and ancient mythological stories have been strung together with the country's modern design innovations, in a unique... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/installation-decodes-india-s-past-present-and-future-117041000437_1.html
Trapped without alternatives

Served only by traffic-clogged roads, several high-growth city areas have a big, virtually insurmountable accessibility problem: Lack of mobility... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/604207/trapped-alternatives.html
What Uber's culture teaches us about employee feedback

It is utopian to think about open workplaces with non-anonymous feedback becoming the norm ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/column-what-uber-s-culture-teaches-us-about-employee-feedback-2339648

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