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Yearning for Sense…

Once an issue becomes a mainstream news item in India, you can be sure every major religious group, political party, student organization, and celebrity will have an opinion on it. After the Shiv Sena, it’s now the All India Minorities … Continue reading

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Orkut anti-Shiv Sena community flourishes after recent Sena violence

I had found 270 members in Orkut’s “I Hate Shiv Sena” community when I wrote about Cherishing Indian Democracy. Today, the same community has 555 members. In one week, the strength of the community has doubled! This is what’s called the “The Streisand Effect“: “…has become … Continue reading

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India Should Cherish Democracy, Not Ban Orkut!

I was appalled by a report in the Afternoon Dispatch & Courier today: “Cyber cafes ban Orkut”. A day after Shiv Sainiks vandalised a cyber-cafe in Kalyan, protesting against certain hate-communities on the website Orkut.com on Sunday, cyber café owners … Continue reading

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