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When watchdogs of democracy prefer to be lapdogs of the government
MEDIA & MODI GOVERNMENT
28.12.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

TWO RECENT MOVES by the central government have put the focus back on its attempt to extend surveillance on the general public and media. This is in addition to a series of steps aimed at controlling and keeping media on the leash.

It is common knowledge ...
  


It is for the rest of India to seek justice. The Sikhs are done with it.
GHOSTS OF 1984
20.12.18 - SP SINGH

UNSPEAKABLE ACTS OF cruelty occurred on the streets of India's national capital 34 years ago. Nearly 3,000 died. A frustrating pursuit of justice fell way short of the objective. The complicity of powers within the regime was the country’s worst-kept secret, and closure eluded the ...
  


Now, Punjab Govt Challenges Bargari Directly. Will the sangat stand up now?
THE BRAND NEW BARGARI CHALLENGE
14.12.18 - S Pal

For months, Bargari in Kotkapura block of Punjab's Faridkot district had come to symbolise the power of the resistance struggle when a people chose to collectively speak truth to the establishment. Just 179 kilometres from the Punjab Civil Secretariat and the state Assembly, there sat ...
  


Congress 3, BJP 0 — What should be Amarinder Singh’s gameplan?
WINDS OF CHANGE
12.12.18 - kanwar manjit singh

IT IS BJP 0. Opposition 5. Congress 3.

In a clutch of state elections, Narendra Modi’s party could not win any, and Congress walked away with all the big ones. All of a sudden, Amarinder Singh has become the chief minister of one of the least ...
  


Deconstructing the Idea of a Political Apology
NETA DOING SEWA — FOR MISTAKES UNSPECIFIED
09.12.18 - SP Singh*

PHOTOGRAPHS OF TOP leaders of the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal doing penance-style sewa at the Golden Temple are making a splash in the media. Memes, sarcastic comments and outright derogatory messages are doing the rounds on the social media, and the message-managing backroom boys of ...
  


VOICES OF DISSENT
07.12.18 - Tridivesh Singh Maini

With senior leaders quitting the Akali Dal and the AAP in disarray, the Congress is the biggest political beneficiary in Punjab

While both Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, senior leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), cited deteriorating health as the reason for their ...
  



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