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ART & CULTURE

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POLITICS

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Somalia, Racism, Caste, Mogadishu bombing

Mogadishu attack: Why the killing of 276 Somalians doesn't move us Indians

Where we as the privileged lot are heading is even more tragic.

VARIETY

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POLITICS

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Anna Hazare, NDA, Vilasrao Deshmukh, Sonia Gandhi

The Pranab Mukherjee I had known was the true Congress high command

The milder version, as seen in his recent interviews, wouldn’t tell you why everyone feared and truly respected him.

VARIETY

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Goddess Kali, Firecrackers, Cow, Diwali

How a cow saved our Diwali

Well, a battle stole our Diwali and a cow returned it. That she wasn't black is a family secret.

POLITICS

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Kerala, Amit Shah, BJP, Jan Raksha Yatra

As Amit Shah’s Jan Raksha Yatra boomerangs, what BJP can learn from its Kerala debacle

Politically astute Malayalees saw this as an attempt at creating divisions along religious lines.

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.