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Atharva Tewari


Is Modi’s “Hindutva” the Indian Counterpart of Nazism?

Riding the high tides of anti-incumbency against two terms of UPA’s governance and cultivating a sense of hope in the masses through lofty rhetoric, Narendra Damodardas Modi propelled the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into power in 2014. Modi ran a pretty neat campaign — he inspired hope in the hearts of millions across the country with the promise of achhe din (translation: good days), took a hard stance against the rampant corruption in the government and


India’s Supreme Court is Reconsidering the Criminalization of Homosexuality

Amongst the chaos that ensued in the Indian judicial system during the first few days of the year, the apex court of the country has announced that it will be revisiting the criminalization of homosexuality in the country which stems from the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. A three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud will be re-examining the constitutionality of section 377 of the


Oprah Winfrey – A Latent Change Maker

In September 2015, soon after the world was introduced to the newest addition to the Kardashian-Jenner Clan–Caitlyn Jenner, Kim Kardashian West appeared on the Ellen Show to share an anecdote about how she walked in on Jenner “cross-dressing” when she was about 21 years old. She talked about how baffled she was and the fact that she instantaneously picked up her bags and rushed to her elder sister–Kourtney’s house. To make sense of the melange


India’s Haphazard Development Results in the Loss of Innocent Lives, Yet Again

The young Khushboo Mehta rang in her 29th Birthday with her friends and family on Dec. 28, 2017, in the rooftop restaurant ‘1Above’ located in Central Mumbai. Khushboo clad in a black top relished the chocolate flavoured cake while struggling to make sense of all the wishes and greetings amidst the loud music that filled the pub. Her friends took little time in uploading a video of a laughing Khushbu cutting her cake as she denied


The Sonia Era of Indian Politics Comes To a Close

The 22-year-old Sonia Maino left her home in Piedmont, Italy in 1968 to marry into crème de la crème cult of Indian Politics: the Gandhi-Nehru Family, when she tied the knot with Rajiv Gandhi, the younger son of the then Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi. In a compendium of photos taken by Rajiv Gandhi, titled Rajiv’s World which was published in 1994, Sonia Gandhi reminisces her absolute lack of knowledge about Rajiv’s background during their initial


The Dangers of Being a Regional Journalist in India

On Jun. 1, 2015. Jagendra Singh, a journalist from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was set on fire by some local policemen and henchmen allegedly under the directions of one of the state’s ministers, Ramamurti Singh Verma. He died on Jun. 8, 2015 from burn injuries. Singh wrote on local politics and current affairs in Hindi-language newspapers and on his Facebook page, which had more than 4,000 followers. Singh often wrote critically about Verma, alleging that he was involved

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