Damayanti Datta

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It Could Happen to You

The writer is Executive Editor, India Today.

POLITICS

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From farmer's son to President, Ram Nath Kovind's story is a case of Dalit empowerment

In his village, Paraunkh, villagers talk about how difficult life was for the Dalit family.

Damayanti Datta
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POLITICS

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Wait for another Pranab Mukherjee to become president may take a long time

It will be difficult for his successor to hold a candle to him, his unmatched political career, savvy or clout.

Damayanti Datta
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POLITICS

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Presidential elections 2017: Meira Kumar is not just a Dalit, she is a woman, a diplomat

Beyond names and numbers, it’s now time for hectic negotiations.

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POLITICS

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VARIETY

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Remembering one of India's finest judges: Former CJI PN Bhagwati

He will be remembered always for unleashing people’s power and an era of judicial regeneration.

Damayanti Datta
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POLITICS

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Truth behind Mukul Rohatgi stepping down as attorney general of India

Harish Salve’s name is doing the rounds as his successor.

Damayanti Datta
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POLITICS

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Why it's hard to believe Class 12 topper who scored 99.99 percentile wants to become a Jain monk

Varshil has expressed his deep disappointment with worldly life, one wonders what exactly he knows of 'life'.

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POLITICS

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Full heat: Why is the weather getting more extreme?

It has been hazy, dusty and killing at 48 degrees Celsius for the last two days.

Damayanti Datta
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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
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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
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