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Renuka Bisht

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First they pirated Mersal

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Renuka Bisht In the pitched faceoff between the Vijay starrer Mersal and the BJP leadership of Tamil Nadu, it’s very cool how the state film industry has spoken up for their peers loud, united and bold. Threatening and threatened (photo by K Antony Xavier) Whe... More »

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When music fills the fort

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Renuka Bisht Last weekend the three day ASEAN-India Music Festival 2017 was in town. The venue was the Purana Qila grounds. While nobody can deny that the capital city is blessed with a magnificent heritage in monuments, many of these are not really a joy to v... More »

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Alt-fact is that Khattar did a great job!

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Renuka Bisht It’s preposterous how BJP is trying to claim that the Manohar Lal Khattar government actually did a good job, in how it acted quickly and strongly to bring Dera unrest within control within hours. This is a classic case of alt-facts. As the Punjab... More »

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Are these gaushalas or torture chambers?

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Renuka Bisht The horrifying scandals of government-aided gaushalas exposed in Chhattisgarh last week and in Rajasthan last year suggest that the elaborate sociopolitical architecture created around gau raksha since 2014 is essentially hypocritical. Unless beat... More »

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Anti-nationals are in trouble in Pakistan too

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Renuka Bisht #70KiAzaadi is trending today – in Pakistan. It’s birthday is celebrated one day ahead of India’s. As on this side of the border, over there too it’s a time of stocktaking. Honest judgment there as here has got to be harsh. Jawad Iqbal, long-time ... More »