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Counterview: The Ayodhya verdict is based on evidence and not on faith

By Niranjan Pant
Going through various articles published in respect to the Supreme Court Judgment (SCJ) on the Ram temple case, I find there are many from the pseudo-secular, Muslim legal professionals and left-liberal stock that are of the opinion that the SCJ has relied more on faith than evidence.

Unpacking the akaal (crisis) of the so called “Bengali Vivek” (conscience) with Ravish Kumar

By Nasima Islam
Bengalis including everyone residing in Bengal while remaining auto-critical to their internal mistakes must in all strength, be united and resist all sorts of “narrow domestic walls” that tries to divide its own abode. Can Bengal do that?

Early Marriage, Adolescent Pregnancies, and Patriarchy in India

By Jagriti Gangopadhyay
Unless sons and daughters both receive equal access and opportunities within the household, patriarchal structures will continue adolescent girls into marriage. With constant debates around equal pay, inclusive work environment for women, rise of single mothers, the Government of India should pay serious attention to adolescent pregnancy rates in India.

Kashmir and the Mask of Indian Liberals

By Faisal Rather
What makes Roy different from most Indian Liberals is this honest and non-patronizing attitude. While most of them “support” Kashmir with a silly patronizing tune, she is unique in her unconditional and unapologetic support.

Why is India afraid of mediation in Kashmir conflict?

By Aijaz Ahmad Turrey
India has maintained its opposition to third-party mediation in solving the Kashmir dispute, despite India getting offers from several nations and leaders including the South African President Nelson Mandela, UN Chief Antonio Guterres, the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and more recently the US President Donald Trump.

Enduring Kashmiris’ Sufferings

By Rameez Raja
Contrary to the claim, there is no ‘absolute poverty’ in Kashmir. As a researcher, you won’t be able to find a Kashmiri without shelter, sleeping on footpaths or cooking food under the flyovers. The valley is rich in resources, and tourism is an important source of livelihood for the people in Kashmir.

‘Joker’ Review: The Rise of Joker

By Murtaza Ali Khan
It’s a pure masterstroke to cast De Niro in the role of a talk show host in the film. And despite the short screen time, De Niro’s influence can be felt all over the movie. If he doesn’t get an Oscar nomination for The Irishman then there is a great possibility that he may get it for Joker in the supporting category (of course, he can get nominated for both and that would really be something).

Godmen: Nexus of sex and politics

By Rimli Bhattacharya
They possess a high libido and have ample chances to have sex with multiple partners. They mostly discuss issues related to erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Most of them would love to have an erection immediately after an ejaculation. They read and watch porn and they proceed to have sex with multiple women at the same time just like it’s shown in pornographic films.

Mauritius: Paradise or Utopia?

By Ananya Dutta Gupta
Optimality, then, is nature’s choicest gift to the Mauritian topography – its lowlands undulating enough not to be monotonously flat, its mountains imposing enough to make the horizon look invitingly sublime, and, not least, its waters a shade of blue alternating with turquoise or aquamarine with a fleeting touch of the grey that stands for the un-definable in all coloration and experience.