Whistle Blowers

In a country where custodial deaths & torture have been normalised, its a whistle-blower who gets ‘exemplary punishment’

Custodial torture has been glorified for most of free India’s history. Right from mainstream films with hyper-masculine protagonists eager to “take law in their hands” and to deliver justice...

Julian Assange verdict: how this curious episode might be brought to an end

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