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Party of Ram: BJP has won the culture war on Ram. Time now to focus on the economy

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It’s the death of the republic, lamented one of the few liberals on my school alumni WhatsApp group. As the imagery of Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding, like a Hindu suratrana, over the bhumi-pujan of the new Ram temple in Ayodhya beamed over the airwaves this Wednesday, the WhatsApp group erupted. The morning started with […..]

‘There is clearly a shift from offline to online … people are looking for richer experiences on virtual presence’

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An unexpected fallout of Covid-19 is the acceleration towards online engagements. Ajit Mohan, vice-president and managing director, Facebook India, speaks to Nalin Mehta on recent online trends and his firm’s plans to tap them:   What big changes are you seeing in Facebook consumption patterns after the coronavirus? The story in India in many ways is not that […..]

Don’t over-reach on internet controls

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Everyone agrees that fake news is a deadly menace. The spread of false information, purposely crafted to mislead citizens, as opposed to genuine mistakes in news reporting or even just plain old biases, is something that all of us deal with on social media sites every day. The problem is how do we stop it. […..]