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The authorities had no right to take my grandson away

After being forcibly separated from her grandson on dubious grounds, the author...

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October is not about making money: Sircar

Q. We just saw the launch of your second promotional song of the film October. It’s the third actually if...

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‘I raised my voice because secularism was under threat’

Acclaimed writer taslima Nasrin speaks to Latha Srinivasan about her views on feminism, secualrism, free speech and democracy—subjects she continues...

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The story of an accident and a state-led child confiscation

This week, a US-based grandmother writes about how unethical medical practices exacerbated her daughter’s condition, which further led to her...

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It’s not funny because your comedy hurts my feelings

The Indian character on The Simpsons is tagged as a racist stereotype by the Indian-American comedian Hari Kondabolu, landing this...

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A writer’s journey from the world of words to a different kind of narrative

Historian William Dalrymple is as comfortable and skilful with the photographic form as he is with words. Some of his...

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Raghu Dixit: Melodic sublime

The Raghu Dixit Project is among the first independent musical outfits from India to have gained worldwide recognition and a...

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How community radio is empowering women in the villages of Haryana

When the residents of Mewat heard the voice of a woman on their community radio, Alfaz-e-Mewat, for the first time,...

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Norway’s Orwellian system of child protection and care

Norway’s child-protection agency, the Barnevernet, is an institution vested with unlimited powers and extra-legal authority that enable it to carry...