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BRAKING NEWS: The Anti-Tonsuring Law

BRAKING NEWS Interviews that bring you to a screeching halt Last week in a forced tonsuring incident in Bangalore two school boys’ heads were forcibly shaved by the school staff. Bangalore police has made an arrest. The government has responded … Continue reading

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Taming the Shrew

The march to quash freedom of expression in India continues. All India Bakchod, a comedy group in Mumbai, is now under attack from MNS, a Shiv Sena style, right wing Hindutva party. The reason is that in a roast of … Continue reading

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A Secularist New Year Resolution

Ever since the BJP came to power, they’ve been crawling out of the woodwork – RSS ideologues, Hindutva radicals, and random school teachers. They want to remind you in speeches that India is Hindu; that Hinduism is great and any … Continue reading

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Government Mass Surveillance Will Create a Surge in Technology Spend

The Guardian has a presentation called The NSA Files that is the most brilliant rich media presentation of a complex subject I have ever come across outside of a museum. So go read it, even if it is just to … Continue reading

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In Which Basab Gets UIDed

A couple of weeks back, I was in the Infosys Bhubaneswar offices. On Friday, which was my last day at work before my vacation, UID enrollment was going on on campus. SBI, one of the agencies entrusted to enroll people … Continue reading

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Investment Hates Uncertainty, Especially in the Law

A couple of unconnected things are throwing dark shadows over this dream run that Foreign Direct Investment into the Indian economy has been having. One, the Income Tax department’s claim on Vodafone for $2.5 B related to its acquisition of … Continue reading

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The Problem With Being Unsure

Felix Salmon writes about Helen Thomas having to quit her job after she said some nasty stuff on camera Thomas gave voice to an opinion which she then, almost immediately, retracted; no one, in the subsequent debate, defended the substance … Continue reading

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