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After the fiasco over Savita Bhabhi, the illustrated porn website that got banned, the Maharashtra government is threatening another round of censorship, this time a blanket one. Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ramesh Bagwe announced in the Legislative Council that the government was considering a ban on porn sites. This comes in the light of an Army officer caught uploading clippings of child pornography. The state machinery says it has started a clampdown, with night patrolling of cyber cafes and police training on cyber crimes.


9 Aug 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

A fact-finding team from the Human Rights Lawyers Network visited Jharkhand, a state where Operation Green Hunt is underway. An inside view of such a mission.


30 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

A 21-year-old from Varanasi has designed an electric device that can be attached to shirts and jeans.


29 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

Holy cow! The BJP wailed. No beef on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) menu, it had demanded of Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman of the CWG Organising Committee.


23 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

Gita Gopinath is the first Indian woman to be granted tenure as a professor at the university’s economics department. A true inspiration


22 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

The men’s movement in India has gathered speed. Time to look at who they are and what they are about.


15 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

As the mammoth task of issuing unique identification numbers gets underway, the less ambitious and long-awaited e-passport scheme seems to be ready for take-off.


12 Jul 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

David Davidar was the superstar of Indian publishing. Now sexual harassment charges by a former colleague threaten his career, and his reputation.


18 Jun 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

Discrimination is a dynamic industry in India. A survey recorded an astonishing 80-odd practices of untouchability—new, bizarre, vintage.


10 Jun 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki

The Union Public Service Commission likes to tell it like it is. Are we surprised?


10 Jun 2010 | BY Pallavi Polanki
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