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ART & CULTURE

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Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, neil nitin mukesh, Uttam Kumar, jhinder bandi, prisoner of zenda, soumitra chatterjee

Remembering 'Jhinder Bandi', the film that 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' borrowed its ‘ratans’ from

Released in November 2015, 'PRDP', although 'inspired by' a classic, amounted to three hours of my life just gone.

ART & CULTURE

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Carnatic Music, Right-wing, Concert, t m krishna, spic-macay, airport authority of india

Stifling song: You may disagree with TM Krishna's views. But you cannot stifle his singing

Love him, hate him, disagree with his secularism, troll him for his views — T M Krishna cannot be gagged or ignored

POLITICS

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Pollution, Health, Diabetes, Lifestyle disease

Can medicine or government policies find a cure to the diabetes epidemic?

A diabetes mukt Bharat? That's a public health goal worth pursuing.

VARIETY

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Indian Railways, IRCTC, Ayodhya, ramayana express

Why bringing Ram and Sita to welcome passengers of Ramayana Express is smart business sense from Indian Railways

We need to get over the hang-up that any expression of identity — ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious — is necessarily divisive.

HUMOUR

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Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, deepveer

Deepika weds Ranveer: Key takeaways from the biggest 'wedding under an umbrella' of the century

With few and far photos released, everyone, from Karan Johar to Smriti Irani, is waiting to see the star-studded shaadi!

POLITICS

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Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, TMC, BJP, Opposition

How Mamata Banerjee has emerged as the face of the anti-BJP brigade

Leaders of opposition parties have called on her to play a key role in an emerging third front.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, BJP, Ayodhya, faizabad

The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

SCI-TECH

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Artificial Intelligence, spinnaker, supercomuter, human brain

World's largest brain-mimicking computer goes live, but should we be excited?

For those sensing doom and gloom, the SpiNNaker, for now, is nothing close to functioning as fast as an average human brain.

POLITICS

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RSS, Kamal Nath, Sambit Patra, madhya pradesh elections

Kamal Nath RSS video row: Sambit Patra gets it wrong, but Congress too must stop acting like ‘fancy dress Hindus’

Madhya Pradesh is reeling under farm distress, unemployment, rape, corruption. Why has Congress not ensured the discourse is around these?