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Posts by Ashoka Prasad:

Arresting The Slander

June 9, 2014   in |30 comments

Why the media should play a role in campaigning against the concept of criminal defamation.


Samvidhaan – A Review

March 7, 2014   in |3 comments

Do we learn anything new from Shyam Benegal’s new show on the making of the Indian Constitution?


Of Interns And Judges

January 16, 2014   in |6 comments

There is much India could learn from the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill sexual harassment case in the US.


Did The Best Men Win?

November 18, 2013   in |20 comments

What is the level of scrutiny undertaken before choosing recipients of the Bharat Ratna?


On A Racist Pitch

October 23, 2013   in |18 comments

Ponting’s memoir expresses dismay at Harbhajan badmouthing him. A case of the pot calling the kettle black?


Infidelity Isn’t Cruelty

September 13, 2013   in Critique |21 comments

A psychiatrist’s verdict on the apex court’s ruling on whether infidelity amounts to cruelty.


Why Women Hold Their Peace

August 26, 2013   in Critique |19 comments

Rapes and sexual harassment will continue to go unreported as long as there is no recourse for justice.


Durga: Harbinger Of Change?

August 5, 2013   in Critique |14 comments

The Durga Shakti Nagpal case should act as a wake-up call to us to change the political and bureaucratic system.


Bradley Manning’s Predecessors

August 1, 2013   in Critique |3 comments

Clive Ponting, Sarah Tisdall and the lessons their experiences hold both for Manning and the Indian media.


Should Sen Be Stripped?

July 25, 2013   in Critique |37 comments

Is there any rationale behind Chandan Mitra’s demand that Amartya Sen be stripped of his Bharat Ratna?


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