Damayanti Datta

OPEN TO OPINION

It Could Happen to You

The writer is deputy editor, India Today and reports from hospitals.

POLITICS

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Not just triple talaq: It’s time to keep all bizarre personal laws out of our private lives

All personal laws relegate women to inferiority across all communities.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

LIFE

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Secret to amazing health of oldest living people

There’s such a gap between what scientists and doctors tell us and what people actually do when it comes to health and longevity.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

VOICES

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Can we lay Nirbhaya to rest and grieve in silence now?

Her real name, like the memory of who she really was or what she looked like, perhaps, belongs only to her parents.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

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Who gave Babri Masjid the push, brick by brick, on December 6, 1992

The curious claims and counter-claims of the postmodern riddle.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

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Babri Masjid case: Why Advani is still not out of presidential race

The trial does not make him ineligible for the post. Also, criminal charges are hardly a big issue for our political parties.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

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Why just Hindi - President Pranab Mukherjee, what about India’s diversity?

His Excellency has announced that all official speeches in India would be in Hindi only from now on.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

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ABP has let everyone, anyone who worked with it ever, down

The house we knew and loved was big-hearted and generous, a house that always gave back to those who gave their best to it.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

 |  It Could Happen to You  |   5-minute read

Why a quota in the IITs is the last thing that women need

Isn’t it obvious that they don’t get in by the droves, simply because they don’t want to?

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

POLITICS

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Indian men have a disease, that explains why they're sex offenders

At the end of the day, we have a nation full of men who are a bunch of highly-competitive 'losers'.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti

VARIETY

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Timur the Lame's youngest son was Shah Rukh - must we protest over a name?

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor sparked off a social media storm by naming their son Taimur this week.

Damayanti Datta
@DattaDamayanti