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Kanika Datta: Activism against activists

When it comes to activists, do credit Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his consistency. His address to a joint conference of chief justices of the high courts and chief ministers on Sunday isn't the first time he has derisively referred to activists ...

Kanika Datta: 'Indian culture is best'?

It is natural that someone's cultural choices will be shaped primarily by local and national influences. But much also depends on exposure

Kanika Datta: Beyond 66A

Luckily, I have not experienced the harassments to which the state and kooks, gooks and lackeys associated with it subjected hundreds of unsuspecting people under the late unlamented Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. But I do wish there ...

Kanika Datta: Women as a Cause

The Gregorian calendar, which most of the world follows today, rather dampened the enthusiasms of PR-CSR industry complex that rises to a crescendo before each March 8. In case you've been on Mars this last week, March 8 is International Women's Day ...

Kanika Datta: For the people?

The Indian Railways website says: "India has some of the most spectacular and unforgettable rail journeys in the world … .There's no better way to enjoy India's outback, cities, coastal towns and regional areas in comfort."Even the most charitable ...

Kanika Datta: One step back?

In the months immediately after the Lok Sabha elections, TV pundits, the chatterati and corporate India sagely portrayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s stunning victory as the triumph of its star Narendra Modi's "development" (that is: ...

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