POLITICS

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Congress, Nationalism, Lok Sabha 2019 polls, pulwama encounter, balakot air strike

Congress has lost the narrative on national security

Once the natural party of governance, Congress has made the sort of blunders that even a political novice would be loath to making.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP, Lok Sabha elections, JNU, 2019 general elections

Lok Sabha 2019: How academics are the new political warriors

Students aside, prominent intellectuals and academics have also taken public stands for or against a particular party. This will generate discussion about key ideas. But it will also amplify the noise.

VOICES

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Rahul Gandhi, education system, 2019 general elections, Education reforms

2019 Lok Sabha Polls: Why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi must promise English-medium school education in the Congress manifesto

Both the BJP and Congress differ very little on the kind of education they envision for India's young. Here's where the two Gandhis could make a real difference.

POLITICS

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Chandrababu Naidu, Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR Congress, Special category status

Lok Sabha Polls: Why we think Jaganmohan Reddy will be a game changer in May 2019

Just like his father before him, Jagan Mohan Reddy is meticulously building up a huge support base. And unlike Rahul Gandhi, he is not treating political success as an inevitable legacy.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Nostalgia, navin nischol, dekh bhai dekh, khosla ka ghonsla

Navin Nischol: A star who brightened our cinema in the 1970s

Nischol made a mark for himself through his near-flawless performances, that adorable smile and those flirtatious eyes — something few Hindi film heroes of the time can boast of.

ART & CULTURE

 |  #PostcardsFromParas |  4-minute read

How to be an actor in a Netflix-Amazon age of openness

Ever wonder how do we do it? Well, let me tell you a secret then...

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Islamophobia, New Zealand, christchurch terror attack, hate mongering, religious riots

Christchurch terror attack: Why hate is the easiest emotion to embrace

Jacinda Ardern, the New Zealand Prime Minister, has rejected the message of hate, paving the path for a more accepting society. Can't we all do the same?

VARIETY

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BJP, manohar parrikar death, manohar parrikar news, goa politics

Manohar Parrikar death news: Watch live coverage of Parrikar's funeral on Aaj Tak TV

Manohar Parrikar's last rites will be performed on Monday evening in Goa. As a mark of respect towards Parikkar, the government has declared Monday, March 18, as a national mourning day.

POLITICS

 |  Breaking Views |  7-minute read

Manohar Parrikar: The original 'aam aadmi' neta

India's first IIT-educated CM and a BJP leader who ensured communal amity, Manohar Parrikar was also definitively shaped by his beloved Goa.