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Kisholoy Mukherjee

Kishalaya Mukhopadhyay, independent activist and blogger; associated with an initiative called The Commons; teaches Media Science in a college affiliated to WBUT and pursuing MPhil in Development Studies from Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata.

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Latest posts by Kisholoy Mukherjee

On WhatsApp, Fake News Is Nearly Impossible to Moderate. Is That a Bad Thing?

People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.

India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen

"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."

In India, Moviegoers Are Expected to Stand for the National Anthem—Or Else

"I go to cinema to relax and amuse myself, not to show my patriotism to my fellow countrymen. People who question my patriotism can come to my house."

In Nike's Ad About Female Athletes in India, Too Much Glamour, Not Enough Names?

"That Nike Ad shows how little we know about female sportsperson or athletes in this country."

Dozens Killed After Indian Forces Crackdown on Protests in Kashmir

"The mighty Indian state might have killed him but they haven't won. A 21 year old in his death has shaken you."

Coldplay's New Video Featuring Beyonce Faces Backlash for Alleged Stereotyping of Indian Culture

"Beyonce's video is a problem because it's reductive, and uses India as a prop for capitalist gain. A land and culture she has no right to."

A Tragic Suicide at a University Puts the Spotlight on Discrimination Against Dalits in India

"What happened with #RohitVemula should not happen with anyone. We can't progress until every citizen of India has equal rights!"

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