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Instagram and Facebook unblock hashtag ‘Sikh’, say it was ‘mistakenly blocked’ since March

“We became aware that these hashtags were blocked today following feedback we received from the community, and quickly moved to unblock them. Our processes fell down here, and we’re sorry,” Instagram said in a statement. By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:… Continue Reading →

Turkmenistan bans use of the word ‘coronavirus’

BY JOSH K. ELLIOTT  Turkmenistan‘s authoritarian government has banned all uses of the word “coronavirus” from public discourse in a bizarre attempt to control any mention of the COVID-19 disease. State-controlled media have been ordered not to use the word and police are… Continue Reading →

Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. by- Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade General Comments 1. Executive notification cannot abrogate fundamental rights In 2017, the Supreme… Continue Reading →

Air India cancels Boston man’s flight because of his name- Kunal Kamra

Air India cancelled the ticket of US-based Kunal Kamra because of his name. He had to go through a long ordeal trying to prove that he was not the stand-up comedian. Nishtha Grover New DelhiFebruary 5, 2020UPDATED: February 5, 2020 18:21… Continue Reading →

Comedian Kamra sends legal notice to IndiGo

Seeks revocation of ban, Rs 25 lakh over allegedly heckling TV anchor City-based comedian Kunal Kamra served IndiGo airlines with a legal notice on Saturday for banning him for allegedly heckling a TV news anchor on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight last… Continue Reading →

Bombay HC questions Centre on selection process as critical films are left out

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday called for records pertaining to the selection process of three documentaries at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) after a petition alleged that the three were rejected as they are critical of the… Continue Reading →

Javed Akhtar explains why objecting to Faiz’s ‘Hum Dekhenge’ is laughable

‘Calling Faiz poem anti-Hindu absurd’ New Delhi: Poet Javed Akhtar and renowned Urdu theorist Gopichand Narang have questioned and countered the view that a poem by the renowned sub–continent Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz is anti-Hindu in nature. Narang said… Continue Reading →

Indian Army Chief Asserts Homosexuality Is Not Allowed In The Forces & We Can’t Understand Why

Robin Wood Even though 2018 was marked as the year of love when the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and made it possible for everyone to chose and live by the sexual orientation of their choice, we still have archaic waves… Continue Reading →

Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’

GLOBAL JUSTICE How to Think About Empire Boston Review speaks with Arundhati Roy on censorship, storytelling, and her problem with the term ‘postcolonialism.’ ARUNDHATI ROY, AVNI SEJPAL In her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), Arundhati Roy asks, “What is the acceptable… Continue Reading →

‘If the voice of the Fourth Estate is stifled … India will become a Nazi state’

Rachna Burman The Madras High Court has, last month, made a strong case in favour of freedom of the press and media, noting that unless functions of the Fourth Estate are safeguarded, India may well become a Nazi State. Justice… Continue Reading →

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