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Category Archives: Between the Lines

Usurper’s Eyes on the Powerless: V.K. Sasikala

If there is one thing to be taken from Sasikala’s recent foiled attempt at taking over as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, it is the importance of looking over one’s shoulder. In this article, we take a look at the rise and devastating fall of someone who never quite learned how to not bite the hand that feeds.

Defying Diktats

When Hasina Faras decided she wanted to contest in the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation’s elections, a body of local clerics warned and threatened her not to. A few months later, she’s the mayor of Kolhapur and a shining beacon of hope, demonstrating how a little grit goes a long way.

Amma – The Birth of a Revolutionary

Amidst those who shed tears after Jayalalithaa’s death, stood also critics and puzzled supporters who struggled to grasp how the death of a Chief Minister could spark such profound emotion. Read on as we peel back the layers behind this much venerated and possibly irreplaceable leader in the history of Tamil Nadu.

Democracy Isn’t Always A Good Word

It was only recently that a controversy regarding the arcane standards of the Electoral College was brought into existence in regard to HIllary Clinton winning the popular vote and Donald Trump winning the Electoral College, consequently giving rise to protests across the United States of America. Here’s why the Electoral College is not a system that should be done away with.

Closets are Claustrophobic

The 2nd of February, 2016 was a momentous day for the LGBT community in India as the Supreme Court admitted a curative petition on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. The hundred and fifty-six year old law prescribes a maximum sentence of life imprisonment