Why Missionaries of Charity’s protest against India’s new adoption rules is anti-LGBT

The Mother Teresa-founded organisation’s argument can be exploited by right-wing groups to strip the LGBT community of their already negligible rights.

posted by Vikram Johri|October 12, 2015   in Featured|7 comments


The Reliance albatross around Firstpost’s neck on display yet again

No prizes for guessing where you won’t find any news on the latest in the ONGC-Reliance gas feud.

posted by Vikram Johri|October 9, 2015   in Criticles|11 comments


Nepal’s new constitution: India sees its neighbours through the narrow lens of security

Despite all its imperfections, Nepal’s new constitution is a huge breakthrough and a rare opportunity to realise its democratic potential.

posted by Deepak Adhikari|October 7, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


Why it is not enough for the church to just ‘welcome’ the LGBT community

Mixed signals will only alienate homosexual believers

posted by Vikram Johri|October 7, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


The drugs don’t work: Indian reporters need to ask regulators tough questions on substandard medicines

Poor quality of medicines is a national crisis. Will the media step up its game and hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable?

posted by Dinesh Thakur|October 7, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments


Yeh shaadi nahi ho sakti: How a paranoid Right-wing is playing spoilsport for young couples in love

Latest Cobrapost and Gulail exposé reveals how some BJP and RSS leaders use state machinery to separate couples in love.

posted by Manisha Pande|October 6, 2015   in Criticles|24 comments


The ‘Servants’ special issue: When Delhi Times showed it’s possible to lower the bar even further

The Times of India’s city supplement indulged in some casual classism yesterday

posted by Rajyasree Sen|October 5, 2015   in Criticles|10 comments


Does The New York Times have an India problem?

A look at three India-based op-eds published over the past 18 months.

posted by Rain Man|October 3, 2015   in Criticles|21 comments

Drinking Before 25

India’s prudish alcohol laws that preach Victorian morality and insult intelligence

An ancient law, unlike aged whisky, is not really a fine rare thing; it’s a liability.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|September 30, 2015   in Criticles|5 comments


The legacy and the enduring mystery of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s death

It seems the only people genuinely interested in finding out the truth about Upadhyaya's death are his family.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|September 30, 2015   in Criticles|5 comments

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