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How does feel to be queer in India? India's LGBT community share their fears in this powerful video

The Indian Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community is by far the most marginalised. Cultural prejudices apart, the upholding of Section 377, that criminalises homosexality, by the country's apex court, set the LGBT movement back by decades. This systemised repression, however, has invited a strong opposition that finds its voice various grassroot movements across the country. The Gaysi Family is one such platform that attempts gather stories of queer struggle in India.  In their latest video, very ironically titled 'Darr / डर - A True Story', brings together some extremely brave voices who share their fears of being a lesbians, gay, bisexual, or a transgender in India. 

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/video-how-does-feel-to-be-queer-in-india-indian-lgbt-community-share-their-fears-in-this-powerful-video-2009476
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How Google, Facebook and Microsoft can scan for child porn in your account without actually violating your privacy

Earlier this month, Google reported one of its users who possessed child abuse imagery on his Gmail account. And even as most cheered Google on, for their "heroic" act, what everyone was really thinking about was, "How often does Google go through our emails searching for objectionable content?"

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-how-google-facebook-and-microsoft-can-scan-for-child-porn-in-your-account-without-actually-violating-your-privacy-2009448
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#NotInMyName: Israel's voices of reason in the Gaza conflict

Even as Israel enters the 28th day in the ongoing conflict against Hamas that has already claimed the lives of 1800 people, mostly Palestinians and children, there are some Israeli citizens who have maintained resistance to their government's offensive in Gaza. This small and scattered, but also headstrong group of Israeli nationals are providing a bold opposition to the otherwise largely supportive and complacent population.

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-notinmyname-israel-s-voices-of-reason-in-the-gaza-conflict-2007875
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Bangalore rape case: Can background checks and public registry of sexual offenders prevent child abuse?

Despite a tough law against child sexual abuse, India continues to reel under the burden of many exploited childhoods. Here’s a look at what can be done to bring about some change

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bangalore-rape-case-can-background-checks-and-public-registry-of-sexual-offenders-prevent-child-abuse-2004325
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Why Sania Mirza and Sonia Gandhi can both be Indian without having to justify it

Why is it that even women like Sania Mirza have to persistently keep proving their allegiance to their country, religion and even family?

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/standpoint-why-sania-mirza-and-sonia-gandhi-can-both-be-indian-without-having-to-justify-it-2005616
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US House of Representatives vote to sue President Barack Obama; White House responds with #DoYourJobHouseGOP

The United States House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to sue President Barack Obama. The House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the US Parliament, something like India's Lok Sabha, and at present it is controlled in majority by the opposition Republican Party. Following this decision, the President will be sued for over the delay of Obamacare's employer mandate. The resolution was passed with a vote of 225 to 201. Apart from five Republicans and all Democrats, everyone voted for the resolution.

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-us-house-of-representatives-vote-to-sue-president-barack-obama-white-house-responds-with-doyourjobhousegop-2006767
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Why was this Dalit woman sarpanch not allowed to hoist the Indian flag, asks NHRC

It has to be nothing short of an accomplishment if a Dalit woman stands the helm of a village in India. However, it never gets easy for Badami Devi, being a woman, a Dalit and the Sarpanch of Puravas Kalan Morena district in Madhya Pradesh. For the last four years, she has been categorically denied the right to hoist the Indian flag in her village. Instead, a former Sarpanch, who belongs to an upper caste, is called in to hoist the flag during occasions of Independence Day and the Republic Day. The organisers were so averse to her attendance at these programmes that she wasn't even offered a chair at the event.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-why-was-this-dalit-woman-sarpanch-not-allowed-to-hoist-the-indian-flag-asks-nhrc-2006795
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Why AK Antony thinks Congress is not secular enough

As the Congress party continues to mull over its spectacular loss in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, some of their veteran members have advice for the party elite. And even as criticism pours in generously, among the few who have observed the party grow since its early years have noticed the shift in ideologies within the Congress.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-why-ak-antony-thinks-congress-is-not-secular-enough-1998669
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Why Greenpeace should be banned...

... because they make governments and corporations worldwide uncomfortable with their focus on the environment

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-why-greenpeace-should-be-banned-1995929
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Why Greenpeace should be banned...

... because they make governments and corporations worldwide uncomfortable with their focus on the environment

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-why-greenpeace-should-be-banned-1995929
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