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ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Aamir Khan, Secret Superstar

Why Aamir Khan's Sexy Baliye will put item girls out of business

The actor does not need to play the lead role to make his presence felt.

VARIETY

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Swadeshi, Global fashion, Indian supermodels, Fashion

This Diwali, let's celebrate the success of our swadeshi supermodels

India Today cover story explores how Indians are making it to the very top of world fashion.

VARIETY

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Lung disease, Health, Delhi, Air Pollution

Air pollution is not seasonal (and India is facing a public health crisis)

If politicians come to believe that the environment can win them votes, policy changes will be more forthcoming.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Modi, Yogi Adityanath, BJP

Despite poor show, why Yogi Adityanath has gone national as BJP's Hindutva icon

On Diwali, the UP CM will sound the poll bugle from Ayodhya for the 2019 General Elections.

POLITICS

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Pollution, Supreme Court, Diwali, Firecracker ban

Why India needs reform and not bans for a clean Diwali

Firecracker ban is actually a complex matter, with legal, scientific, social, religious, and political dimensions, all of which need to be examined.

VOICES

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VARIETY

 |   Long-form
Mughals, Hindu Muslim unity, Red fort, Shah Jahan

In the Mughal era, Diwali stood for Hindu-Muslim solidarity

People, who had lived in the Red Fort before 1857, tell stories of how members of the two communities brought about an amalgamation of customs.

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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