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One Night in Nagrota

In recent weeks Chushul has been in the news. It has the highest airfield in the world. This airfield was built in 1961. Our father and his friend since Kindergarten, Col. Trilok Mehrotra, were part of the elite force that build the airfield. When winter set in, they were both sent to Nagrota, a town […]
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The Write to Leak

Meenakshi Arora, Payal Chawla This Article was first published in the Indian Express on 27.09.2020 and in Bar and Bench on 03.11.2020 10:47 am titled ‘Malicious Whistleblower’ Samuel Shaw and Richard Marven, two naval officers, witnessed the torture of British prisoners of war at the hands of their commanding officer, Esek Hopkins. Outraged by his action, they […]
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Tragedy As Circus

Misogyny, clamour for vigilante justice, mark discussions of Sushant Singh Rajput case What the investigation holds tomorrow no one can say, but to condemn a person without conviction, seeking vigilante justice is reminiscent of “dunking” — you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Meenakshi Arora & Payal Chawla The recent debate has […]
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