The anger and confusion in Punjab: Who tore pages from Guru Granth Sahib?

Before police nail the accused and judiciary fixes responsibility, the state government needs to handle the issue deftly to restore normalcy.

posted by Vipin Pubby|October 22, 2015   in Criticles|one comment


This isn’t how you use data: A data-backed response to Rupa Subramanya

Subramanya, the young researchers argue, is already convinced of a conclusion, which she wants to support through any convenient digits.

posted by Sandipan Baksi and Aravindhan Nagarajan|October 21, 2015   in Criticles|46 comments


The NJAC judgement: Arun Jaitley presents an alternative view

In a recent Facebook post Jaitley, finance minister and senior lawyer, says Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected.

posted by Arun Jaitley|October 20, 2015   in Criticles|4 comments

In defense of pseudonyms: Why news organisations should allow people to write under pen names

A monolithic view on transparency of an author may defeat the larger purpose of shedding light on society.

posted by Rain Man|October 20, 2015   in Extra|11 comments

Why Newslaundry is averse to the idea of carrying pieces by anonymous authors

If it is inconvenient to speak one’s mind, then that inconvenience is a price that must be paid for freedom.

posted by Abhinandan Sekhri|October 20, 2015   in Extra|18 comments


Can communal riots be addressed with statistics?

We must fight the intangible intolerance that makes it heroic to kill for no reason other than difference of thought and belief.

posted by Madhu Trehan|October 19, 2015   in Criticles|35 comments

National Judicial Appointments Commission

Supreme Court invoking possible discrimination of a gay person for scrapping the NJAC is dubious

In December 2013, Supreme Court had quashed a petition seeking review of the judgment that criminalised homosexuality

posted by Vikram Johri|October 19, 2015   in Criticles|4 comments


It’s time the BJP leaders got over their inane ‘I was misquoted’ defence

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called a press conference to say that The Indian Express had quoted him out of context.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|October 16, 2015   in Criticles|23 comments

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Modi’s fringe elements: Moo over good sense

The right-wing fringe just can’t stop talking about Gau Mata.

posted by Mahima Singh|October 16, 2015   in Criticles|13 comments

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A manufactured revolt: Arun Jaitley responds to writers’ protest over Dadri lynching

In a Facebook post, the senior BJP leader states that protesting writers harbour an ‘ideological intolerance’ towards his party.

posted by Arun Jaitley|October 15, 2015   in Criticles|3 comments

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