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Manasa Venkataraman

Everyone you give your data to needs to be accountable for it: lawyer Manasa Venkatraman

The lawyer and researcher said that even if data is given for the purpose of national security, agencies need to be held accountable for it. 

India’s unending obsession with ‘husband-wife’ jokes, both ‘veg’ and ‘non-veg’

Marriage jokes constitute the majority of WhatsApp forwards wherein women are invariably shown as the cause of trouble in men’s life.
Editors guild

Ahead of crucial polls, a new media hub to be the Centre’s watchdog on the ground

At least one person will be employed to monitor each of India’s 716 districts. Staff will be tasked with broadcasting the govt’s success stories via WhatsApp.
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A glimpse inside the secret Madhu Kishwarji Fan Club WhatsApp Group

Inside the Madhu Kishwar Fan Club WhatsApp group after the controversy surrounding her tweet on the attack on the school bus in Gurugram. 
Balbir Chaurasia using his smartphone

No English? No problem. How non-English speakers in India are using their smartphones

Budget smartphones and tailor-made apps that cater to non-English speaking users is changing the way information is being accessed.
PM Narendra Modi

प्रधानमंत्री की झुंझलाहट के बाद नमो एप ग्रुप पर अभिनन्दन और शुभकामनाओं की बाढ़

प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने अपनी पार्टी के सांसदों पर दिखायी थी झुंझलाहट कि वे मुख्य नीतिगत फैसलों और संदेशों पर नमो एप ग्रुप पर प्रतिक्रिया नहीं देते.
PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi is now flooded with ‘Good Morning’ messages by MPs on his app

MPs post 'good morning' messages on Namo App group created for sharing key policy info . The PM Modi expressed his anguish over his party MPs not responding to his messages on key policy decisions.
File photo of PM Modi & US President Donald Trump | Getty images

As cocaine is to rock stars, media is to Modi and Trump

Both Modi and Trump manufacture their authenticity with fake news, peddled through Facebook in the US and WhatsApp in India.
PAAS(Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti) Convener Hardik Patel interacts with members of the Patidar community

On WhatsApp, Hardik Patel goes local to fight Modi’s tales of Gujarat grandeur

The ‘local’ was subsumed under the constructed image of ‘Gujarat.’ This election reminds us how regions are not mere take-off points.
Rajput community members burn the effigy oif Padmavati's film director

On Padmavati, Left-liberals are trapped in a catch-22 situation

Left-liberals first said Padmini wasn’t historical, but they’re the ones who emphasise ‘multiple histories’. It’s inconvenient this time, so they’re silent.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.