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Political backlash against free-trade in Europe and US could prove disastrous.
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Are they blind to the injustices perpetrated by Islamic culture?
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Donald Trump, the "misogynist fascist", has been elected as the commander-in-chief of the United States of America; Narendra Modi, the "alleged perpetrator of a pogrom in 2002 in the state of Gujarat"...
In his victory speech, Donald Trump called his election campaign a "movement"—that's if you can call racism, misogyny and xenophobia a movement. My opening line is in a way an echo of what we ha...
It sounds contradictory. A liberal outlook is often associated with a kind of wimpery that seeks to create a neutral space where regressive, traditional, reform and liberal traditions and views co-exi...
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In a Ted Talk, internet activist Eli Pariser demonstrated how the same search query can produce very different results for different individuals, based on their past online behaviour. As Pariser argues, these algorithms are playing the role of information gatekeepers. They shape, or reinforce, our world view based on what we want to see instead of what we would rather not see but may need to see.
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It is important to remember that this ban isn't directed at women. It is actually meant to strike a blow at the patriarchal oppression of women. France wants no part in this systematic inequality and is also wary of the influence that these orthodox attitudes can have in pushing their own society back in time.
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I don't believe any nation is infallible. Blindly supporting India and refraining from criticism and debate undermines human intelligence and reduces us to a bunch of unimaginative, sentimental sheep.
The Nirbhaya case was a pivotal moment in the continuing evolution of Indian society. The only positive thing that has come out of this tragedy is that sexual violence, which is actually a global issue, took centre stage in Indian public discourse.