Feb 2020

February /
Wednesday
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Missing in Action

On the third consecutive day of violence, groups of armed men attacked people, shops and homes in the presence of police—while the government played host to the Trumps in New Delhi

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February /
Tuesday
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Violent Offenders

A clash over the Citizenship Amendment Act turned violent, and very quickly communal. By the end of the day, angry mobs were running amok across northeast Delhi.

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February /
Monday
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Bharat Darshan

Donald, Melania, Jared and Ivanka will soon descend on Indian soil, kicking off a 36-hour maha-tamasha that will be big on optics—and likely low on real diplomatic progress.

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February /
Friday
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Swagatam, Shubha Swagatam!

A quick round up of all the media madness out there on Donald Trump’s visit to India—starting with the fevered speculation on just who’s putting on that grand old party in Ahmedabad.

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February /
Thursday
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Fekoo Alert!

BJP’s deployment of deepfakes in the Delhi elections mark a troubling new frontier in Indian electoral politics.

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February /
Wednesday
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Wrong Number

The Supreme Court recently delivered what may well be a death blow to Vodafone—and a punch in the face to the Indian economy and consumer.

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February /
Tuesday
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Woman on Top

The Supreme Court has delivered a historic judgement in support of gender equality in the Army—and a firm kick in the behind of a military establishment that fiercely opposed change.

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February /
Monday
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Lathi Charge

New CCTV footage of police brutality on the Jamia campus was countered by the Delhi police with two other clips. The result is yet another round of futile whataboutery.

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February /
Friday
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Mr Know-It-All

The government has been readying a new set of rules to govern social media and messaging platforms. The latest reports indicate that these may entirely dismantle our right to online privacy.

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February /
Thursday
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So Long, Farewell...

One of India’s best-known fashion designers passed away in his home at the age of 59. We offer a brief profile of Rodricks and why his death is an immense loss to both the fashion industry and gay community.

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February /
Wednesday
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Aap Ke Deewane

The Delhi Assembly election results are out, and the Aam Aadmi has raced to a comfortable third-time victory. But is this really a ‘victory against hate’?

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February /
Tuesday
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Go To Jail, Directly To Jail...

Government has filed charges against two ex Jammu & Kashmir Chief Ministers under the Public Safety Act. The details of the dossier justifying the action is filled with strange accusations.

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February /
Monday
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The Winner Takes It All

The Oscars awards fest is the biggest cinematic extravaganza. And despite complaints about it being way too long and too white and too stale, millions watch the show—while the rest of us are happy catching up on the highlights.

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February /
Friday
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Jet, Set, No

In less than a year, the airline industry has seen enough drama to make script-writers of saas-bahu serials green with envy. We take stock of the chaos, and decode what’s next.

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February /
Thursday
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Purdah Hai Purdah

The Shaheen Bagh neighbourhood in Delhi is now a national symbol of the anti-citizenship law protests. But it has also become a lightning rod for misogyny, anti-Muslim bigotry and political dirty tricks.

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February /
Wednesday
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Killer App

The US democracy suffered a gigantic embarrassment yesterday thanks to a state best known for its cornfields and hosting the first primary of the presidential election season. The big culprit: a smartphone app.

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February /
Tuesday
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Spreading Like A Disease

The deadly new virus has now claimed more victims than its closest relative SARS. Beijing has admitted ‘shortcomings,” and the Indian government is scrambling to contain the spread.

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February /
Monday
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Paisa Paisa Paisa

Every year, the government unveils its spending plan for the year ahead. There’s huge amounts of media coverage. We decode the must-know details of the Budget for you.

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