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The Facebook Papers Expose: Greed Of Tech Giants

What Is Facebook Papers Now?On Monday (October 25) a consortium of American and European news organizations began to put out content that analyzed and exposed thousands of pages of internal company documents of Facebook. The documents were obtained by the former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen.  Some of the stories and analyses have been drawn from the redacted versions of disclosures presented to the US Congress in the ongoing proceedings. The said consortium had accessed these redacted documents. Journalists from an array of big and small newsrooms worked together to access and then analyze the documents used for the exposè. A huge tranche of internal documents was obtained by whistleblower Frances Haugen. The series of articles that have been put out since M...

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What Does ‘FabIndia Controversy’ Try To Unveil?

India, as a democratic and heterogeneous state, holds a lot to explore, perceive, and welcome. But people with small minds are unable to afford all these elements to satisfy their beliefs. Recently, a clothing brand, Fabindia has been receiving a lot of backlashes when it released an advertisement that includes a range  of fashion collections for Diwali captioned as Jashn-e-Riwaaz  which is known as ‘Celebration of traditions.’  This triggered a controversy with many as they comprehended it as “de Hinduising Deepawali”. Hereafter, social media was bombarded with tweets against Fabindia, and #boycottfabindia was trending. The Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha president Tejasvi Surya tweeted that, “Deepavali is not a Jashn-e-Riwaaz. This deliberate attempt of ab...

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Light Goes Out On Women First; Let’s Explore Why And How?

Coal, fuel and electricity are running short and getting dearer in India and the world. It’s a good time to look at our collective crises from a gendered perspective. Picture this: There has been no power for 24 hours now. The days prior to this blackout were no cakewalk either. Hardly 2-4 hours of electricity in a day for several months now. Children’s education cannot be compromised. Husband’s job cannot be compromised. The household’s basic health and hygiene cannot be compromised. The lady of the house now plans all household chores around the few hours of electricity supply. Remember, in the absence of electrical appliances, her work has more than doubled.  Picture this: An international bottle-neck in crude oil supply is driving up cooking fuel prices. At home the gas...

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Check Out Why Did Varun Gandhi Question Yogi Government On Agricultural Policies?

Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, Varun Gandhi has been advising the Yogi government of UP for a long time continuously on the issue of farmers. Along with writing letters to the UP government, he often draws attention to the issues of farmers by tweeting etc. On Saturday too, Varun tweeted on the issue related to the neglect of farmers in the mandis regarding paddy crop in Uttar Pradesh. On Saturday, Varun Gandhi tweeted a video of a farmer and wrote, "Farmer Samodh Singh of Uttar Pradesh was roaming in the mandis to sell his paddy crop for the last 15 days, when the paddy was not sold, he was disappointed in it. set himself on fire. Where has this system brought the farmers to stand? The need of the hour is to rethink agriculture policy." Read more: Light G...

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The Two Seasons Of Uttarakhand: Pilgrimage Season And Disaster Season

Making sense of the incessant spate of disasters in the Himalayan state. Uttarakhand as a naturally disaster prone state made worse by reckless human activities. Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand On good days Uttarakhand is in the news for high-profile visitors thronging the state seeking spiritual rejuvenation. Political faces like PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi, and many others have walked up its winding, paved paths leading up to its famed Kedarnath temple.  On bad days, the state is buried under landslides or submerged under floodwaters. On such days, the same high-profile visitors are back in the state on choppers, aerially surveying the extent of the damage. Life in Uttarakhand looks like a seamless dance between profound spiritual existence and climatic tragedies of epic propor...

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