Jayaraj and Fenix: The inhumanity of a Custodial Murder

Firstly, I’d like to address this that I’m too conscious of writing this article, since even my principles and opinions have diametrically changed while researching on this topic, and writing this. And only because of that, I hope to not deter asking questions that are too harsh for our conditioned minds, and stand to plead…

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Ajay Pandita’s death: COMPLETE ANALYSIS

Ajay Pandita, a village chief in Jammu and Kashmir, was shot dead by suspected militants in Anantnag district on 8 June, 2020. His father had reported that he heard gunshots at 5 in the evening, and ran to see his son covered in a pool of blood. He remembered that he had heard his daughter…

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A Tragedy to remember!

Imagine this, you’re a labourer in the economic capital of the world, and you’re surviving on bare minimum, you are not given enough awareness about ration cards and you’re not in a condition to own even a small tent-like home, and now you’re hit with the pandemic that has not left even the fierce, so…

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How to stop the SMARTPHONE?

This blog is hugely inspired by a podcast you can find here: How To Put Your Phone Down, The Overthink Tank. I’m majorly writing this because I’m so done with my smartphone and I’m trying a lot to stay away from it but it gets me back and I’ve given up calling it “pastime” because…

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Unlawful activities, but by whom?

Amidst a global pandemic, India is observing untimely arrests of some of the names that lead the voices of dissent in India. Journalists and activists such as Umar Khalid, Masrat Zahra among other have been booked under the Unlawful Activities Protection Act (UAPA) in the last week.The amended UAPA allows the government to proscribe individuals as…

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Trump’s beef with WHO: badly timed

To view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ On 14th of April, President Donald Trump said today he will suspend U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump accused WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus,” at a White House press conference. Trump’s govt now will be starting a pending a 60-…

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Thousands Defy Lockdown in Mumbai, Surat, Hyderabad

Mumbai, the city with the highest cases of coronavirus, became the site of a huge protest this afternoon as hordes of migrant workers gathered outside Mumbai’s Bandra station today protesting against the extension of the lockdown.  The crowd mostly comprised migrant labourers who live in the slums around Bandra station. With no jobs, and limited…

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Anand Teltumbde, a criminal? An Ambedkarite? An activist?

“The jingoist nation and nationalism have got weaponised by the political class to destroy dissent and polarise people. The mass frenzy has accomplished complete de-rationalisation and inversion of meanings where destroyers of the nation become desh bhakts and selfless servers of the people become deshdrohis. As I see my India being ruined, it is with a feeble hope…

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Why is Italy’s fatality rate so high?

The article was published on 3rd April 2020 and the stats might have changed, to view the recent figures, visit http://hupshup.com/covid-live-tracker/ 119,827 cases of Coronavirus have come up in Italy till now and the country has seen 14,681 deaths of its citizens till now. The country has become an epicenter of the pandemic and the…

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Quarantine and keeping sane.

Day #4 of 21-day lock-down in India, which is only looking like it’s going to be extended. We’re in the midst of a pandemic, an international tragedy, an economic slowdown, a nightmare for the poor, and right now I’m looking at exercises to do in a home workout. I’m looking at how to stay productive…

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