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Online Sabotage: How the organized troll brigade has manipulated ratings of books on Amazon India

A recently published book, “Behind Bars” by NDTV journalist, Sunetra Choudhury has 31 reviews on Amazon India. Out of these, 20 have given it a one-star rating and written negative reviews. There is nothing unusual about a book getting negative revie...
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Let the resounding slap by Sonu Nigam be a lesson

Sonu Nigam puts out a few tweets where he claims that he's disturbed by Azaan. The tweets may not be worded in the best possible way, but imagine a friend of yours using the exact same words describing his experience even ending with the phrase "Gund...

Kerala RSS/BJP’s “Love Jihad Help Desk” – Secret chats leaked

The RSS-BJP in Kerala is now facing a major embarrassment after chat messages from a secret sangh group called “Love Jihad Help Desk” were leaked online two days back. The chats came to light when two non-sanghis got accidentally got added to the gro...
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Social Media + Anonymity – the double edged sword – Arunabh Kumar of TVF vs Rohan Joshi of AIB

In an anonymous blog by a username Indian.fowler and titled 'The Indian Uber - That is TVF', Arunabh Kumar, the CEO of online digital entertainment channel 'The Viral Fever' (TVF) was accused of having molested a former employee of TVF several times ...

Baba Ramdev’s biopic comes under attack on social media

Baba Ramdev unwittingly seems to have become the target of ire on social media. The Yoga guru's biopic, which has launched on February 11 became a talking point after the first episode was aired. Ramdev, who has promoted the show launched by Discover...

8 BJP workers asked to quit on the basis of Valentine’s day video that Alt News shared

On 16th February 2017, we published a post titled "Dear Bajrang Dalwalon, look at this cute Valentine's Day celebration in a BJP office. Make love, not war." In that post, we shared a video by a Facebook user which was that of a party at Valentine’s ...

Right-Wingers target popular Malayalam actor Manju Warrier for acting in biopic on writer Kamala Das

Popular Malayalam actor Manju Warrier is the latest target of the Sangh Parivar in Kerala. Over the past two days, her facebook page has been filled with abusive comments and even threats, over her decision to act in filmmaker Kamal's biopic on write...
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Hang Rapists, but will it reduce Rapes?

The rape and horrific injuries leading to death of Nirbhaya shocked the nation’s conscience. In a reactionary stance, an inquiry committee submitted its findings and recommendations within a month. The government agreed to only a few recommendations ...

6 Rapes, 11 Molestations – Yes, Thats an average day in Delhi

Delhi’s record of crime against women is abysmal. The brutal gang rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012 in Delhi shocked the nation’s conscience.  It led to widespread protests calling for improved safety for women on streets. Political parties did not m...

An African-American writes on Quora as to why he thinks India is the most racist country

In response to a question posted on the question-and-answer website Quora as to "Which is the most racist country you visited as a tourist?", an African-American contributor, Dave Adali, wrote a detailed answer as to why he thinks India is the most r...

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