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  • Opinion: BJP Chief's Lies About Mamata Banerjee During Bengal <i>Yatra</i>
    Mahua Moitra
    A certain party president is in the midst of a much-publicised yatra to West Bengal, lecturing the rest of us heathens on Tagore's message of love and peace.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Arun Jaitley, The Name Is Bond. <i>Dhoka</i> Bond
    Mahua Moitra
    The Orwellian script in the months to come is predictable. Corporate funding for the BJP will continue unabated. For everyone else - each time a company goes to a bank and buys a bond for say, 1 crore, and fills a KYC disclosure form, the details will be passed onto the RBI. The central government, the Finance Ministry and its allied arms such as t...
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  • Opinion: When TV Anchors Become BJP Spokespersons To Spread Fake News
    Mahua Moitra
    The Goebbels doctrine - "Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth" -is also known to psychologists as "the illusion of truth". Under test conditions, people were more likely to rate statements as true when these statements were more familiar. Welcome to the BJP's nation-wide test lab, where the illusion of truth is crafted by swayamsevaks...
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  • Opinion: Modi Leaves It To Trolls To Defend Cattle Ban
    Mahua Moitra
    Modi-ji and his government seem to have left it to the ever-increasing army of BJP trolls to defend the issue in a post-truth world where the fog of hate clouds fact and legality.
    Opinion
  • Opinion: Modi Rings In 2017 With New Set Of Falsehoods
    Mahua Moitra
    The Honourable Prime Minister's address to the nation on New Year's Eve adhered to his usual style - it was full of sound and fury and signified absolutely nothing. Rather, it heralded in a new low in the affairs of the nation. At the end of the promised 50-day period of state-inflicted abrogation of constitutional rights on the vast majority of in...
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  • Blog: Note To Salman Khan, See How PM Hunts Black Bucks
    Mahua Moitra
    The Honourable PM in making the announcement himself in his original Aaj Kuch Toofani Kartey Hai style, put in the shade Salman Khan, the King of Bollywood and archetypal Bad Boy. Step back, Chulbul Pandey -I will show you how to really hunt down black bucks!
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  • Blog: Yes, Kiren Rijiju, I Doubt You. Thank God For That.
    Mahua Moitra
    Our founding fathers fought a long and painful struggle to give us the rights and liberties enshrined in our constitution and we will fight till death to protect the right to question anyone who rides roughshod over them. So yes, Mr. Rijiju, doubting you is in my culture. And thank God for that.
    Blog
  • Opinion: Proven. Tata Exit Does Not Mean Bengal Is Forever Doomed.
    Mahua Moitra
    Thank you Justices Gowda and Mishra for ensuring that the history of our state will be recorded on a plaque of established fact and not half-truths. And thank you Mamata-di for walking the talk and then leading the walk - Singur and Bengal will be forever grateful.
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