Blood tests and skin scraping of Indian citizens for DNA profiling

With blood tests and skin scraping for DNA profiling, does the government have systems and laws that prevent misuse?

posted by Siddharthya Swapan Roy|September 11, 2015   in Governance|12 comments

Bihar elections: The battle of pre-poll clichés is on

Neither ‘Swabhiman’ nor ‘Parivartan’ captures Bihar’s realities.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|September 11, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


Why DUSU elections are just another ‘democratic’ exercise in the country

It’s all about caste considerations and big money.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|September 10, 2015   in Articles|4 comments


TVF Pitchers is not as exciting as the Indian start-up scene

The web series is too ‘filmy’ and replete with clichés.

posted by Kunal Singh|September 10, 2015   in Life|5 comments


Why the new MHA guidelines for interviewing jail inmates infringe on both press and prisoners’ rights

Prison abuse is rampant, and the guidelines make it impossible for it to be reported and stopped.

posted by Saurav Datta|August 31, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


‘I don’t believe in isms’: The Swati Maliwal interview

How effective can the DCW chairperson be when the body has no real powers? Maliwal speaks about her plans to empower the commission, rehabilitate sex workers and more.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 28, 2015   in Articles|5 comments


Essar sues The Caravan for Rs 250 crore for its latest cover story and it’s got even more people to read it

The corporate group alleges the story is against ‘public interest’.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 25, 2015   in Articles|4 comments


Does Owaisi’s debut in Bihar mean trouble for the Lalu-Nitish combo?

The AIMIM wants a share of Bihar’s Muslim votes, and the BJP stands to gain.

posted by Utpal Pathak|August 21, 2015   in Articles|2 comments


Why do we know Radhe Maa?

Where she came from and what she did to make it to prime-time news.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 21, 2015   in Life|5 comments


The CAG audit of Delhi’s power discoms: A timeline

How the drama has played out till now.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 20, 2015   in Governance|3 comments

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