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Gaurav Singhal

Law Student


Dear Havells India, Reservation Is A Constitutional Right, Not A Favour

The anti-reservation brigade is fond of saying, "You are what you are because of reservation; without reservation, you would have been nothing." In lyrics used in the Havells ad, "taking reservation" is likened to "using a ladder" or taking the "easy route". Reservation is not the easy route. The easy route is to mock the reserved category students to gloss over your inability to get a seat in the general category.
01/04/2016 8:15 AM IST
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India Was Right To Deny Visas To US Commission Wanting To Review ‘Deteriorating' Religious Freedom

Why do we need a certificate from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) about the status of religious freedom in our country? USCIRF is not an international body mandated by the UN or any other international law, but a government body of a foreign state. It has no jurisdiction whatsoever in the internal affairs of a foreign sovereign democratic country. It seems like the US is slowly adopting the role of an international grandma, preaching about democratic values around the globe.
11/03/2016 8:08 AM IST
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Dear JNU, When Will You Protest For Our Soldiers?

My father is a retired Subedar Major of the Indian Army. When he saw you shouting slogans in support of terrorists, he turned off the television and left the room. He didn't say anything. But I knew what he was thinking. You were making a complete mockery of our defence forces. He was ashamed to serve you. Now let me exercise my freedom of speech: your actions were nothing but shameful and disgraceful...
19/02/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Does Your Girlfriend Have A Mangalsutra Yet?

Take a few precautions and you can save yourself from the embarrassment of being slapped on the streets this day of love. I know, it sounds ridiculous. But what to do? We are living in tough times. To begin with, make sure your girlfriend is wearing a mangalsutra. By doing this you can claim that you are within 'the boundaries of Indian culture'.
14/02/2016 7:59 AM IST