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Renuka Bisht

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Bengaluru follows in Kolkata’s footsteps

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Renuka Bisht Karnataka Rakshana Vedike is a pro-Kannada outfit. Earlier it has made national headlines by defacing English and Hindi signages in Bengaluru. Now it has grabbed attention by allegedly assaulting a female postgraduate medico doctor for not speakin... More »

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Hoping (against hope) for a greener Diwali

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Renuka Bisht Of the 38 stations that monitor air quality in NCR five were in the ‘severe’ zone yesterday. To prevent a Diwali airpocalypse, Ritam Halder reports that all implementing agencies have been asked to strictly enforce the law for controlling pollutin... More »

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Haryana election: Small state, big surprise?

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Renuka Bisht After a long run-up to the Haryana election in which it was predominantly seen as a no-contest election, and after multiple exit polls also indicated a sweeping BJP win, things have suddenly got really spiced up by the India Today-Axis My India ex... More »

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The lightly dented liberal darling Trudeau, is back

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Renuka Bisht However much it may be drooping in other countries, in Canada the liberal flag continues to fly high. After the general election held on Monday, Justin Trudeau is set to become prime minister again. Granted, his Liberal Party has been reduced to a... More »

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Solution is to break the garbage in, garbage out cycle

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Renuka Bisht When our consumption is 21st century style but our waste disposal pre-modern, that’s a recipe for getting sick. A majority of the 10,000MT of garbage that Delhi produces every day, ends up in the waste mountains of Ghazipur, Bhalswa and Okhla – wh... More »

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Dangers of declaring Bharat 100% ODF prematurely

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Renuka Bisht Rural India has been declared open defecation free this Gandhi Jayanti. While the social gains of the Swachh Bharat campaign to build toilets and encourage people to use them are undeniable across India, it is very important to pay attention to da... More »

Dangers of declaring Bharat 100% ODF prematurely

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Renuka Bisht Rural India has been declared open defecation free this Gandhi Jayanti. While the social gains of the Swachh Bharat campaign to build toilets and encourage people to use them are undeniable across India, it is very important to pay attention to da... More »

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The failed project of a casteless society

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Renuka Bisht As Sunil Khilnani writes in TOI today, “Until his assassination in 1948 by a Hindu militant with RSS connections, Gandhi directed his abilities towards two world-historical tasks. The first was to undermine the largest empire in human history. The... More »