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Who needs words? The battle for INDIA just got more acronym-ious

Mahagatbandhan is very old school. The new India apparently requires INDIA — Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance. Announcing the moniker for the Opposition party alliance Mamata Banerjee told a press conference “NDA, can you challenge INDIA? BJP, can you challenge INDIA?” Once acronyms were a way to remember something. I …

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How Manipur HC got it all terribly wrong

The Manipur video of women under assault made everyone sit up. In the deteriorating law and order situation, there is merit in examining the legal prudence of the Manipur high court ruling on Meitei tribal status. The word tribe has sociological connotations whereas the term ‘scheduled tribe’ has the constitutional …

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