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Award wapsi gang active again to defame Modi govt, says Giriraj Singh after 49 celebrities write to PM on intolerance
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Award wapsi gang active again to defame Modi govt, says Giriraj Singh after 49 celebrities write to PM on intolerance

Union Minister Giriraj Singh said 'award wapsi' gang has become active again to destabilise the Narendra Modi government after 49 celebrities wrote to the prime minister saying that 'Jai Shri Ram' has become a provocative war cry

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018: Nayantara Sahgal, Soha Ali Khan, Kiran Nagarkar enthrall audiences
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Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018: Nayantara Sahgal, Soha Ali Khan, Kiran Nagarkar enthrall audiences

The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival had something for everyone, from discussions on cinema, the environment and even Lucknowi cuisine | #FirstCulture

Ashis Nandy on future of India: 'A poor man’s America, with shrinkage of liberties'
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Ashis Nandy on future of India: 'A poor man’s America, with shrinkage of liberties'

Firstpost columnist Ajaz Asgraf recounts his interview with political psychologist Ashis Nandy for Outlook magazine on 'the future of India': "a theme so wide in its sweep that it could include just about every facet of social life"

Smriti Irani would've justified jailing Tagore for his nationalism: Ashis Nandy
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Smriti Irani would've justified jailing Tagore for his nationalism: Ashis Nandy

Ashis Nandy believes that the main reason for BJP to appoint unqualified people to important institutional posts is because the party lacks intellectuals.

Media should isolate the voices of the lumpen fringe
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Media should isolate the voices of the lumpen fringe

By providing constant exposure to caste and religious ‘mobs’ determined to have their voices heard on prime-time news, the media has almost ended up ‘legitimising’ them.

Blinded by spotlight: How the intellectual became a TV pundit
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Blinded by spotlight: How the intellectual became a TV pundit

The late night TV talk show roster represents a closed clique of A-list journalists, celebrities, socialites and academics. Many of our public intellectuals participate in the very same culture of accusation they indignantly denounce.

The last word on Ashis Nandy's 'lazy' predilections
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The last word on Ashis Nandy's 'lazy' predilections

The issue of corruption has wrongly been posed by Ashis Nandy and Tarun Tejpal in caste colours when it may have as much to do with class.

Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy
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Why we needn't stand in defence of Ashis Nandy

If anyone else made a similar statement in any other setting, he could be liable to face a case under the Prevention of Atrocities Act for making a comment against the Dalit community.

Nandy, Haasan rows show society becoming intolerant: Tharoor
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Nandy, Haasan rows show society becoming intolerant: Tharoor

Recent controversies surrounding Kamal Haasan's movie Vishwaroopam or Ashish Nandy's alleged anti-Dalit comment were reflection of a society which seems to be increasingly intolerant, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has said.

SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech
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SC comments in Nandy case aren't good for free speech

The Supreme Court may have grand Ashis Nandy a stay against arrest, but its observations did not do the cause of free speech any good.

Ashis Nandy should have shown courage, not cowardice
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Ashis Nandy should have shown courage, not cowardice

It was strange that Nandy expressed surprise that he was misunderstood in the first place.

Now Andhra MP files complaint against Ashis Nandy
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Now Andhra MP files complaint against Ashis Nandy

In his complaint, Prabhakar said Nandy's comments have hurt the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and backward classes.

SC to police: Don't arrest Ashis Nandy over JLF comments
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SC to police: Don't arrest Ashis Nandy over JLF comments

The court has, however, not barred the police from investigating the cases filed against him.

Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong
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Caste and corruption: Ashis Nandy has the right to be wrong

The only appropriate response to an idea - even if it's as horribly skewed as Nandy's original proposition and his equally bizarre clarification - is to challenge it intellectually and disprove it.

Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids
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Pillorying of Ashis Nandy: His critics need hearing aids

Dalits and OBCs are treated as sacred cows. We provide them with an official identity kit while trampling their life chances. Nandy was trying to break through that hypocrisy, but unfortunately got caught in a fly trap of populism.

Nandy's comment part of intellectual goondagiri: Kancha Ilaiah
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Nandy's comment part of intellectual goondagiri: Kancha Ilaiah

Dalit intellectual Kancha Ilaiah said that Ashis Nandy's comments were part of intellectual goondagiri against the Dalits and should be condemned as strongly as street goondagiri.

Ashis Nandy moves SC, plea for quashing FIR to be heard tomorrow
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Ashis Nandy moves SC, plea for quashing FIR to be heard tomorrow

Eminent scholar Ashis Nandy, facing threat of being arrested for making remarks alleged to be anti-Dalit, today approached the Supreme Court for quashing of FIR against him.

Fresh case filed against Ashis Nandy in Jodhpur
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Fresh case filed against Ashis Nandy in Jodhpur

Renowned sociologist Ashis Nandy found himself in fresh trouble today as another police case was registered against him in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city under the SC/ST Act.