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  • Blog: The Opposition Will Always Remember You, Atal <i>Ji</i> - By Ravish Kumar
    Ravish Kumar
    The real legacy of Atal Bihari Vajpayee lies in the politics of opposition. The politics of opposition is the politics of dissent. From 1957 to 1996, he dedicated his life to exactly that. About 90 per cent of his political career was spent in the politics of opposition. Despite that Atal Bihari Vajpayee had no opponents.
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  • Blog: Ravish Kumar On His Photo With Earphones Going Viral
    Ravish Kumar
    Earlier this week, there was a breach in my security. I was stuck in a traffic jam when I saw a young man hiding his face, raising his phone from the car to click my photo. Maybe he even shot a video. I couldn't see him. I always wear an earpiece for security reasons.
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  • Blog: Ravish Kumar On <i>An Insignificant Man</i> And What It Exposes
    Ravish Kumar
    The irony may make you chuckle. Just a day after a survey from the other side of the world told you that 55 per cent of Indians want a strong leader at the helm of affairs, a film opens at the theatres that tells the story of a leader who billed his insignificance as his biggest strength.
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  • Blog: "PM Modi, Will I Lose My Job?" - By Ravish Kumar
    Ravish Kumar
    I'm not only hopeful but certain that this will find you hale and hearty. I always pray for your good health and wish that your limitless energy remains intact.
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  • "PM Modi Can Follow Me On Twitter": Blog By Ravish Kumar
    Ravish Kumar
    A political atmosphere has been created (so that) even if it does not endorse actions directly, a political atmosphere supports you...it is the result of that atmosphere that allowed people to laugh today at the murder of Gauri Lankesh.
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  • Blog: BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur Is Right, Media Betrayed Him
    Ravish Kumar
    The media is certainly questioning the government after BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav's video went viral. But Tej Bahadur has also questioned the media. He has asked us for answers too. His statement - that no one in the media shows the condition that jawans are in - pierces the conscience like an arrow.
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  • Blog: I Am Against Those Who Talk Of Throwing Shoes After 50 Days
    Ravish Kumar
    Pictures of shoes are being shared on Facebook and Twitter. It is being stated on social media that "50 days are almost up, where should the welcome with shoes be arranged?" Do those who oppose him also secretly hold the desire to become part of or lead the baying crowd? Many people are writing again and again that "the shoes are ready, please let ...
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  • Blog: Enough Persecution. Dalits Should Stop Skinning Cows.
    Ravish Kumar
    Vijay Deewan, 59, says he has no caste, no religion. But on much prodding he said that his mother and father were Brahmins. For the son of a Brahmin family to take up this profession in 1982, the resolve he must have had to annihilate the poison of India's caste system is something you can only imagine. It was this that made me think that amid the ...
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  • Blog: Open Letter To MJ Akbar From Ravish Kumar, Zero TRP Anchor
    Ravish Kumar
    Do you think when journalists ask difficult questions, they are pimping another party? Which question can make one a pimp? If editors like you can tell me, I can learn a thing or two.
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  • Opinion: Ravish Kumar On Why He Spoke To You 'In Total Darkness'
    Ravish Kumar
    As streets rang out with slogans against JNU, TV anchors kept people tied up in debates. Delhi's Dwarka and Rajendra Nagar were witness to such rallies. It seemed the media couldn't care less that with these shrieks, an air of dangerous and violent animosity towards the JNU was being fanned.
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  • Blog: A Sewing Machine, Murder, and The Absence of Regret
    Ravish Kumar
    I had gone to Dadri to cover Mohammad Akhlaq's death. On the way back, I felt I was carrying another corpse inside me.
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  • Blog: An Open Letter to Salman Khan by NDTV's Ravish Kumar
    Ravish Kumar
    You have the option to appeal in a higher court, and you must make use of it, but do it only if you think you are innocent. Arguments in court don't mitigate your mistake. Listen to your inner voice. If you come back with an honest heart, you'll find me waiting for the new Salman at the ticket counter, just as I stood in queue in 1989.
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  • Blog: A Chinese Goddess Gains Following in Delhi
    Ravish Kumar
    A Chinese Goddess Gains Following in Delhi - by Ravish Kumar
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  • Blog: I Am Not a Super-Journalist, Says Ravish Kumar
    Ravish Kumar
    He describes the Kiran Bedi interview that is trending all over Twitter today.
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  • Blog: 'PK' Protestors, Shame on You
    Ravish Kumar
    Protesting is your right. Do it better, says Ravish Kumar.
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