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Saanya Gulati's Blog, Gateway of India

  The media has spared no details when it comes to its coverage of the Mumbai meat ban. Naturally, it’s a juicy topic. But more pertinent issues that have been percolating over time have not received their due attention. In fact, some of the BJP’s moves in Maharashtra are almost comparable to the British Crown’s activities in colonial India, or its…

Saanya Gulati, South Mumbai Open Letter, Featured Image

Not all that's brewed in a bar is alcoholic. Especially when politics is the topic in focus. While Hardik Patel is agitating for the rights of Delhi's minority communities, these three boys in Mumbai were agitated. From heated discussions to ideation, they settled for satire, the most powerful tool to get your point across. So here goes: The demand for OBC status by the Patel community…

NEW DELHI — While our PM has been quite silent, our health minister has no qualms about raising his voice. And quite a few eyebrows. His comment on homosexuality: the ‘unnatural disease’ has obviously stirred up a decent amount of controversy. What is perhaps more disturbing is that he might have used it as a ‘tactic’ to mobilise political support.…

Mumbai, INDIA — It’s always bothered me when I hear Indians dismissing their own government as corrupt, not because I'm in denial, but because of how casually we tend to assign such labels. And it usually comes from those who have distanced themselves from politics, the ones who can 'afford not to care about who's in power' so to speak. Of…

An article in the Times of South Mumbai struck me- it was a feature during Independence Day, which I can’t find online anymore, but it was a series of questions pertinent to civic responsibility and active citizenship. One of the questions was “do we have the right to criticize the government when we don’t vote?” I found it interesting, because…

India has often celebrated the success of its soft power. It is somewhat an asset to our grand nation be it the bollywood movies, or its portrayal in Hollywood with the Oscar-worthy Slumdog,  Gandhian ideals or even as an instrument to promote regional peace with media campaigns like Aman Ki Asha. Sometimes it becomes unclear as to whether the success…

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