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OPEN TO OPINION

Story Posted on 19-07-2016

POLITICS

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#AAPKASidhu, Punjab Polls, Navjot Singh Sidhu

Sidhu can decidedly tilt scales in Kejriwal's favour in Punjab

His AAP debut may well trigger pre-election defections from the fence-sitters, especially in the SAD-BJP coalition.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Burhani Wani, Kashmir

Let's find the reasons for life, not death, in Kashmir

Can the conflict be resolved by the man with a 56-inch chest who has single-handedly transformed India’s global image?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Sexual violence, ML Khattar, Haryana, Rohtak Gang Rape

Rohtak rape is a double slap on the face of 21st century India

Despite chestbeating nationalism, what we have is a dangerous apathy towards violence against women and Dalits.

ART & CULTURE

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Taylor Swift, Kanye West

Kanye vs Taylor: Why are we such suckers for low-grade theatrics?

It’s a consensual act of public farce and long may it continue.

POLITICS

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Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Burhan Wani, Kashmir Siege

Mehbooba can't set Kashmir on fire and evade crisis: Omar Abdullah

'You enjoyed the trappings of office and chose to become CM when things were peaceful. We will not allow you to escape your responsibility.'

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Mubarak Begum

Mubarak Begum's life a sad tale of neglect by film industry

She was an accomplished singer and deserved much, much more.

VARIETY

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Rajinikanth, Kabali

Kabali hasn't even released and Rajini mania has swept us

Some firms in Tamil Nadu have declared July 22 a holiday so that their employees can go and watch the movie.

LIFE

 |  5-minute read
Pick-up artist, Dave Besseling, Laid in India, Sex in India

How a professional Indian pickup artist gets women to sleep with him

[Book Extract] 'Laid in India' is the portrait of a slightly unusual breed of desi male.

POLITICS

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Mumbai Police, Terrorism, Zakir Naik

Failure to prove Zakir Naik's 'terror links' has left police looking foolish

The Islamic televangelist wanted to play a victim of media campaign against him as he knew that this would earn him more followers.

MONEY

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Tax Amnesty, Arun Jaitley, Narendra Modi, Black Money

Modi's war on black money is a let-down, amnesty schemes cheat honest taxpayers

These measures have taken a heavy toll on the enthusiasm and credibility of the tax administration.