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Students need ‘Azaadi’ from the tyranny of exams


Should a year or more of learning be defined by a memory exercise that is only three hours long? Can it ever adequately define who the exam giver is as a person?READ

An Edifice Complex


India already has 23 giant statues over 30m (98ft) in height. All of them were built in the 21st century. Do we really need more?READ

We are all ‘Urban Naxals’…!


Chief Ministers of 11 states – Maharashtra, Odisha, Delhi, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand – have announced that they will not support or implement an NRC in their states. Are they also ‘Urban Naxals’?READ

Sunburn: The Dance of Death?


Regardless of the anti-drug messages and warnings put out by EDM festival organisers – like at Sunburn – the fact is that drug use is intimately and inextricably part of the entire EDM experience.READ

Savarkar: What’s in a Name?


It is a fact that Savarkar wrote several clemency petitions during his years in jail. In many of them, he did state that he had renounced revolutionary activism and would adopt peaceful methods. But in not a single petition did he ever apologise for his actionsREAD

Who will Protect the Constitution?


Violating fundamental rights is not the BJP’s prerogative. Police in Congress-ruled Rajasthan arrested TV actress Payal Rohatgi for making and uploading a video on Motilal Nehru. “Freedom of Speech is a joke," she wrote. In the present situation, she’s absolutely right…!READ

CAB-NRC: 'Amit Shah ke Hasin Sapne'


If and when an all-India National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented, crores of citizens – including you and me – will have to stand in queues to prove their nationality, just as we had to line up outside ATMs after Demonetisation. Most of those in line will be Hindus.READ

Encounters of the Fake Kind


Police insisted that Disha had eloped, and refused to register a complaint. Around 3.30am, they finally registered a case. Police did not go to the area where she was last seen that night. Had they done so, they may have found her alive…READ

Maharashtra: Was it really ‘Koshyari ka Hoshyari’?


Rule 12 of the Government of India (Transaction of Business) Rules, which was used to revoke President’s Rule in Maharashtra in the dead of night, was also the same rule invoked by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975, to declare the Emergency and send all opposition leaders to jail.READ

Not Casinos. In Goa, Matka is the Real Problem


Approximately 39.5 per cent of Goan men engage in Matka gambling at least once to thrice a week. Just 1.1 per cent of them visit casinos once a month; are they worth all the fuss?READ

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Ashwin Tombat

Ashwin Tombat has been the Editor of Gomantak Times and Herald. Worked as an Associate Editor of national magazine Gentleman in Mumbai, before shifting to Goa. Loves sailing, also participates in Marathons. Has worked as an activist in students's union and trade unions in Maharashtra. Also an artist of Street Theatre during student days.


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