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Is Nehru’s ‘Bose is a War Criminal” letter fake? – what the Declassified documents say

Even though it's part of declassified files, Congress claims the letter is fake.

Rohith’s father blows the lid over his caste, says his son was “murdered”, attacks vulture politics

Massive twist to Rohit Vemula "Dalit" "Suicide" case as the father speaks up on various issues

All you need to know about StartUp India: Opportunities and Concerns

StartUp India, an ambitious move in the right direction

Rahul Gandhi’s comeback: Fail speech and inconvenience to Mumbaikars

Rahul Gandhi inconveniences Mumbaikars on his comeback

Our apologists made a romantic hero out of a cold-blooded terrorist, yet again

Masood Azhar finds sympathizers and apologists in India.

Who is behind the Twitter handle Adarsh Liberal?

Adarsh Liberal has become an online legend

Kiku Sharda is arrested for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Time to reconsider 295A

Kiku Sharda is arrested for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

Top Lies spread by Indian Media in December 2015

Big Lies: 1. 9 December 2015: Zee News - Where's the Indian Flag at Sushma Swaraj-Nawaz Sharif Meet in Islamabad In an attempt to blindly follow and spread the propaganda being spread by controversial AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, Zee News carried a news item which asked why India's flag was missing. It said that generally in such meetings when leaders of 2 countries meet formally, flags of both nations are displayed. What they did not think about was the fact that this was not a bilateral meeting between equally ranked people. Hence the flag was missing. Soon social media was abuzz...

How the national media acted like clueless idiots over a picture of crowded Rajiv Chowk

National Media was clueless about the featured image used by them. To hide their incompetence, they made it a political story.

How Indian media covered the Pathankot attack

Indian media sunk to a new low during Pathankot Operations

“First Day First Show”: Did Odd-Even work? and how Media played its part

Call it a novel idea, call it "Tughlaq-esque", Delhi's Odd-Even plan caught the eye of many in India and most on social media. One of the reasons for this could be our Delhi based media's infatuation with the Delhi state Government which often leads it to conflate stories which are important to Delhi, with stories which matter for India as a whole. Add to that Arvind Kejriwal's penchant for making a media spectacle out of anything he does (based on advice from his Guru Rajdeep Sardesai) and you have a sure shot prime-time debate topic. So did this Odd-Even experiment work based...

Inspirational stories of 2015 which could reach to us only due to the social media

In 2015, Social Media also acted as a medium to carry and spread inspirational stories which would have lost otherwise

2015 Review: The Must read pieces of the year gone by

The best of 2015 all at one place

By eating mid-day meal prepared by a barred widow, DM sets an excellent example

How a District Magistrate reinstated lost social status of a widow in Gopalganj district of Bihar

CBI raids Arvind Kejriwal’s secretary: The History and where Kejriwal fails

Arvind Kejriwal stands on weak ground so far as case against his principal secretary is concerned.

Top Lies spread by Indian Media in November 2015

Big Lies 1. 27 November 2015: IndiaTimes - Prime Minister Narendra Modi Caught Sleeping During Parliament Session We had written on this in more detail here. Indiatimes declared that PM Modi was sleeping in the parliament during session, based on some pictures floating on social media. While they chose to believe this information from social media, they turned a blind eye to the other information from social media it self which released the full video of the time when Modi was "sleeping". From the video it was clear that Modi had only looked down for a few seconds and was far from...
former BJD MP Baijayant Panda

“Rising intolerance” of another kind; privilege motion against BJD MP Jay Panda for his opinions

MPs belonging to the “tolerant” parties have filed a privilege motion against Mr. Panda for his views on powers of Rajya Sabha.
Piyush Mishra

Actor Piyush Mishra rejects “growing intolerance” clamor, blames left for maligning Hindus

Mishra said that communal divide had always existed in the country and everyone, including Congress and Left, had only worked to widen it.

Media Apathy towards Chennai Floods

Media's response to #ChennaiFloods, Apathy to Incompetence

National Anthem row: petty fight between two individuals hyped by TV and social media

Media and Social Media spiced up a small fight between two groups as a national issue without verifying facts or full story.
Muslim groups protest against Lokmat

Newspaper draws piggy bank to show ISIS funding, Muslim groups attack it as pig is “unislamic”

Marathi newspaper Lokmat wrote an article on how ISIS receives funding. It received attacks and an FIR.
Vikram Sampath

“Tolerant” people force Literature Festival organizer to quit as they didn’t like his views

Writers calling themselves as “liberals” and “tolerant” force Vikram Sampath, Founder Director of Bangalore Literature Festival, to quit.

Shramdaan for Swachh Bharat: A Citizen’s Initiative (23-25 November)

Group of individuals are planning to unite, collaborate and clean more than 35 cities of India. Social Media is playing a vital role in such initiatives.

Madrassas are a threat to liberty: Tufail Ahmad at India Ideas Conclave 2015

Tufail Ahmad argues that Indian Muslims can't be reformed unless they reject Madrssas and provide education of science and mathematics to their kids

From Dadri to Haryana to Manipur, how stories about crimes against Dalits and Minorities have panned out

Just like "Church attacks" the initial stories of attacks on dalits and minorities are fizzling out

Pakistan is the original “Islamic State”, much before ISIS: Tarek Fatah at India Ideas Conclave 2015

Tarek Fatah tears into the Idea of Pakistan - an idea that is incompatible with modern democracy.

Does Smriti Irani’s HRD ministry have plans to regulate private IIT coaching centres?

When deliberations become recommendations and recommendations become HRD Ministry plans

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