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Shashi Tharoor in the Lok Sabha

In Parliament, Shashi Tharoor’s valiant fight to change section 377

The Congress MP had tried to slip in a change through an amendment to the government’s bill to repeal 104 old laws, but Lok Sabha rejected it in winter session.
Shashi Tharoor

Five major trends Shashi Tharoor sees emerging in Indian politics in 2018

Five major trends I see emerging in Indian politics in 2018: Shashi Tharoor

The cat is finally out of the bag: Hindutva leaders’ utter disdain for the Indian Constitution

Anantkumar Hegde has at least ended the hypocrisy and showed us the Hindutvavadis’ real intent, which can now permit an honest debate.
India media

If Sunanda Pushkar’s death can be probed by TV anchors, why the silence on Justice Loya?

The media should have come together and demanded a fresh inquiry into the mysterious death of judge Brijgopal Harkishen Loya.
India Foundation meeting

In defence of India Foundation: An issue-wise rebuttal of allegations

The fact that ministers are honorary directors and not trustees of the India Foundation is probably deliberate — not to evade the law, but to comply with it.
Collage of Nirmala Sitharaman, Jayant Sinha,M. J. Akbar, Suresh Prabhu

Why is code of conduct not being applied to NDA ministers on India Foundation board?

The code bars ministers from even being on advisory boards, but four ministers continue to advise the India Foundation, and the Cabinet Secy is silent.
The only mantra for feminism to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”

‘The List’ is a time’s-up moment for savarna feminism

The only mantra to fight woke misogyny right now is in three words, “I believe you”, and to provide pro bono legal support to victims of professors on the list.
After America, Congress to showcase the ‘new Rahul Gandhi’ in Middle East

Congress plans UC Berkeley-like event in Bengaluru

Congress says Rahul’s speech at UC Berkeley generated a lot of interest from professionals abroad.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.