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Swati Maliwal row: It’s AAP Vs Jung on Twitter

Delhi’s lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung rejected the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the chief of Delhi Commission for Women on Wednesday. Lt Governor Jung demanded an explanation as to why his approval was not sought before Maliwal’s appointment. Maliwal was earlier Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s adviser (grievances). This incident saw a lot of reaction on Twitter. Pointblank7 brings select tweets ...

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India celebrated International Yoga Day with great fervour with the Prime Minister himself joining people in doing yoga on June 21

Rediscovering Yoga

[By Narendra Kaushik] When Vikalp Singh, a farmer in Nawada Village of Greater Noida, would walk to nearby City Park in the wee hours of the morning to carry out his routine of physical exercises last summer, he would not find many people out. But since last month he has noticed a big increase in the number of people who ...

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Photo credits: Mary Ellen Mark, Falkland Road, Bombay, India.

A voice from the hearts of brothels..

Brothels are not only homes to sex workers, brothels are graves of several dreams and aspirations, they are the cremation grounds where several hope, desires, futures are cremated every day.  In these cremation grounds a girl dies every moment, every second but there is no one to mourn over the loss. There are several voices of various kinds which can ...

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latika wadhwa

Dealing with social issues in a manner akin to a mother’s care

A year back, it started out as an idea to provide Delhi street children with shoes during terrible Delhi winters. Latika Wadhwa, then only 24 and a full time working professional, decided to start an online campaign to help these children. The response that she got encouraged her to collect food and clothes for these children as gifts for Christmas, ...

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What clicked for Kejriwal

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi:  It was sometime in July 2013. I was doing a pre-election survey in Delhi and had gone to Timarpur to speak to husband of a Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.  After I was done with my questions, he asked me what feedback I was getting on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). I told him that ...

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Christians protest in New Delhi| Photo: Morning Star News

Christian anger likely to be displayed on ballot in Delhi

|By Shreeshan V| New Delhi : Just two days before the Assembly polls, the National Capital witnessed massive protests this morning outside the Sacred Heart cathedral, with police men in the Capital swooping down on a large number of people, including nuns, priests and children who were protesting the lack of action against the repeated attacks on churches in New Delhi. The incident in ...

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Radio Taxis: The way forward – Disruption or Regulation?

|By Riti Sinha| Radio cabs in today’s age capitalize on the comfort and the availability quotients to attract customers. Investors and various international players, see online cab hire services as a sunrise industry characterized by huge demand and high growth. An industry that solves the inter/intra city commuting problems. It is not surprising that Easy cabs, Mega cabs, Meru cabs, OlaCabs, ...

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Sex workers at G B Road soliciting customers

Legalization no panacea for prostitution

|By Narendra Kaushik| New Delhi: Lucky (50-plus) has no hope left. Ask her whether legalization of sex work will help her and other women of her ilk in the country, she nods in disagreement with her puckered face and sleepy eyes expressing no optimism. A sex worker in one of the two dozen cement-peeled, seedy, smelly and slippery brothels on ...

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