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Topic: Narendra Modi

Where democracy goes to die

This week: the Gitmo round; democracy in further decline; why Elizabeth Warren really really (really) lost; and Trump versus the virus.

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Idiot pox

This week: crisis, conspiracy and coronavirus; you're a settler, so accept it; rat empathy; and fast walking in a great metropolis.

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Having a surveil of a time

This week: staying aloft, an exciting new world of surveillance, the Tory Right's real goal, and moonlight in Vermont.

US President Donald Trump and wife Melania (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Home of the bravado

This week in Side View: journalists find a friend in defamation law, McKinsey versus the middle class, latest corruption scores, and we're gonna build a wall — badly.

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Thought you’d heard all the weirdest Trumpisms? A new book reveals some shockers.

Even for veteran and desensitised Trump watchers, the anecdotes presented in A Very Stable Genius will set the teeth on edge.

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India’s power grab spells more hardship for Kashmir

On Monday, India revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status as an autonomous state. But what does it mean for people living in the region and India's fraught relationship with Pakistan?

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Trees, sir, may I have some more?

This week: the benefits of reforestation, the rise and rise of ransomware, escalators and capitalism, the new Saddam Hussein, and human furniture speaks!

A Shepard on the dry bed of Manjara Dam in the Indian state of Maharashtra (Image: AP/Manish Swarup)

India’s monumental water crisis should be a warning to us all

The arrival of monsoon season may not be enough to save India from the grip of a devastating water crisis. At what point does national crisis evolve to global catastrophe?

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Of ice and men

This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (AP/Sipa USA)

Morrison turns a blind eye to religious persecution in India

The government's push for religious freedom means nothing if it ignores the millions of religious minorities being persecuted by our trade partners.