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POLITICS

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Demonetisation, Narendra Modi, BJP, Assembly Polls

Why Delhi media is not telling you that BJP is going to lose elections

Modi cannot sweep away accumulated grievances and fears of the urban and rural poor and middle classes.

POLITICS

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POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Patanjali, Baba Ramdev, Patanjali Yogpeeth

Tax-exempting Patanjali Yogpeeth is achhe din for Hindutva capitalism

The ‘medical relief’ and ‘yoga’ clauses cited by the I-T Appellate Tribunal are bogus since there’s nothing free in Baba Ramdev’s aggressive swadeshi marketing.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Narendra Modi, UP Assembly Polls

12 key things I learnt on the campaign trail in Uttar Pradesh

PM Modi's charisma remains unsullied despite demonetisation, but Akhilesh-mania is real.

ART & CULTURE

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Literature, First Folio, William Shakespeare

Why Shakespeare's First Folio coming to Mumbai is momentous

The Folio doesn't just record the works that didn't make it to print; it also corrects and restores those that had appeared in corrupt or careless versions.

POLITICS

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Congress, Uttar Pradesh polls, Assembly elections 2017

Congress and SP's 'friendly fight' in Uttar Pradesh may cost them votes

The alliance is already getting a tough fight in the state from the BJP and BSP.

ART & CULTURE

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Gulzar, Amish Tripathi, JLF2016

When Gulzar cleared his throat and JLF went ecstatic

Highs and lows of Jaipur Literature Festival day four.

POLITICS

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Middle East, 1916: A Global History, Keith Jeffery, ISIS

Sunni-Shia conflict and rise of ISIS have roots in the First World War

Keith Jeffrey's new book cogently shows how 1916 was the beginning of the end of Western dominance.

LIFE

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POLITICS

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Islam, Pakistan, ISIS, Islamophobia

Inviting ISIS home: India should stay away from European Islamophobia

The problem of Islam in the Middle East is peculiar to the region.