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Azadi Records embraces greater digital presence by amping up online release of their music in lockdown
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Azadi Records embraces greater digital presence by amping up online release of their music in lockdown

To adapt to changing times during a pandemic, Indian independent label Azadi Records has taken to releasing their music online, anticipating several months before the world reopens to live gigs.

2019 in music streaming: Luka Chuppi, Kabir Singh emerge as biggest Indian albums, Old Town Road dominates US, UK charts
Entertainment

2019 in music streaming: Luka Chuppi, Kabir Singh emerge as biggest Indian albums, Old Town Road dominates US, UK charts

For all the talk at conferences about non-film music staking its claim in the hearts of Indian listeners, the year-end streaming charts are dominated by Bollywood, and to some extent, English-language hits. Perhaps 'Duniyaa' is the default No. 1 song of the year, and its parent soundtrack Luka Chuppi the joint biggest album of 2019 along with the Kabir Singh OST.

Swaraj at 70
long-reads

Swaraj at 70

On 13 August, Firstpost began a series titled Swaraj at 70 that examined how different people from various walks of life view the concept of swaraj, aazadi and democracy.

After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slander
World

After Brexit: Growth of global secessionist voices calls for more dialogue and less 'anti-national' slander

Interestingly unlike the Indian government, most of its global counterparts – opposed as many of them are to secessionist forces – do not view the demand for independence as a marker of anti-national sentiment.

ShutUP: This short film on freedom of expression speaks volumes with bouts of silence
Entertainment

ShutUP: This short film on freedom of expression speaks volumes with bouts of silence

ShutUp, a short film addresses the threats to freedom of expression, stressing on the refusal to listen to the other side as the biggest threat to the right

DU, JNU protests not about politics: It's a communication breakdown between State and civil society
Politics

DU, JNU protests not about politics: It's a communication breakdown between State and civil society

On 4 March 2017, students and faculty from both DU and JNU walked down the high streets of central Delhi in opposition to ABVP’s hooliganism and in solidarity with those who came under attack in Ramjas.

Are calls for an independent Kashmir or 'azadi' always illegal or seditious? The answer is no
India

Are calls for an independent Kashmir or 'azadi' always illegal or seditious? The answer is no

If what the SC had said mattered, then senior ministers of the Union government wouldn’t be using the term 'seditious' to characterise everyone who call for the independence of Kashmir, Punjab, Nagaland, Manipur or anything

Ramjas clash: Blocking DU students' right to protest stigmatises democratic credentials of BJP, ABVP
Politics

Ramjas clash: Blocking DU students' right to protest stigmatises democratic credentials of BJP, ABVP

The statements by several BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley that students must limit activities to classrooms goes against the basic tenets of a university and political history of the ruling party at the centre

Kashmir unrest: Night patrols emerge in order to tackle police raids
India

Kashmir unrest: Night patrols emerge in order to tackle police raids

With the situation in Kashmir turning worse day after day, it is now the fear of arrests and "excesses" committed by the forces that is fueling the unrest here.

Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'
India

Amnesty row: Top BJP ministers accuse Congress of sympathising with 'supporters of terrorists'

Congress on Sunday came under fire from top ministers in the Modi government for "sympathising with supporters of terrorists", a day after Karnataka Home Minister gave a "clean chit" to Amnesty International over an event where anti-India slogans were allegedly raised.

After lectures on nationalism, JNU to have presentations on 'azadi'
India

After lectures on nationalism, JNU to have presentations on 'azadi'

Following the conclusion of a month-long series of lectures on "nationalism," the teachers of JNU have now decided to hold a string of presentations on "azadi"

Kanhaiya Kumar has democratised ‘azadi' and freed it from the clutches of Kashmiri separatists
Politics

Kanhaiya Kumar has democratised ‘azadi' and freed it from the clutches of Kashmiri separatists

Kanhaiya Kumar has democratized azadi. It will now forevermore be another impotent war cry in the arsenal of the subsidized Indian revolutionary

Many Kashmiris who espouse 'azadi' are as conservative and anti-'Communist' as right-wing 'nationalists'
Politics

Many Kashmiris who espouse 'azadi' are as conservative and anti-'Communist' as right-wing 'nationalists'

Kanhaiya Kumar’s 11 February slogans about `azadi’ from hunger, exploitation, `Manuwad,’ etc. appears to have upset some Kashmiri `azadistas'

#AzadiFromCongress? Twitter trends mean nothing and the BJP government must pay heed
Politics

#AzadiFromCongress? Twitter trends mean nothing and the BJP government must pay heed

When the government is being largely unsuccessful in derailing mass-movements, their social media counterparts are busy trending irrelevancy. If this is what the trends look like, I would rather not follow what's trending!

Is India 'occupying' Kashmir? Why the Lefties are wrong
Politics

Is India 'occupying' Kashmir? Why the Lefties are wrong

Is India doing an Israel in Kashmir? Some pseudo-Leftists seem to think so. But they should know that India is fighting sectarian forces in Kashmir, and not just fighting for a piece of land there.