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Damayanti Datta

Damayanti Datta

Executive Editor, India Todaydamayanti.datta@intoday.com
The writer is Executive Editor, India Today.

By Damayanti Datta

Sabarimala row: History has been made, messily perhaps, but made nonetheless

From strikes, agitations, dharnas and dramatic entries, the good news is, all the controversy around entering Sabarimala has not taken away any of Ayyappan's popularity.

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Uncontrolled sand mining led to Kerala floods. This is only waiting to happen again

And it’s not just Kerala. Almost each of India’s 400-plus rivers is in the grip of the sand mining mafia.

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Why Delhi is gasping for breath

A perfect case study of missing the forest for the trees.

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Why do men rape children? This is what experts told me

Justice must be swift.

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April of apologies: Why the entire world is suddenly feeling so sorry

Apologies are flying thick and fast.

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What India Today Sex Survey 2018 reveals about Indians having sex at workplace

The cover story raises fundamental questions that call out for engagement, exploration and evaluation.

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What it was like inside Madame Tussauds Delhi

The museum's 24th branch has found home at the Regal Theatre in the capital.

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Judges bribery case: Has Supreme Court damaged its reputation?

The clash between CJI Dipak Misra and justice J Chelameswar has created a crisis of institutional credibility for the apex court.

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Is Yogi Adityanath serious about restoring Taj Mahal’s glory?

A whole lot of questions remain unanswered even as the Uttar Pradesh CM wielded the broom outside the monument.

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What former President and politician par excellence Pranab Mukherjee can teach us

Anecdotes from the third volume of his memoirs – The Coalition Years: 1996-2012 – is the cover story of India Today magazine’s latest issue.

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Talwars acquitted: Questions about Aarushi murder that remain unanswered

Where is Krishna Thadarai? For justice to prevail fully for the double murder, that question is crucial.

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How I discovered fingerprints of elderly can make Aadhaar cards invalid

Government agents are of no help.

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What would Gandhi and Shastri have done had they been alive?

May be, they would have started yet another Satyagraha for 'truth' in a post-modern world.

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Why we need to take heart risk more seriously

Even if you are a couch potato, your heart doesn’t have to go downhill.

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Acharya Balkrishna is India's 8th richest: What it tells us about Patanjali's dream run in FMCG

Ayurveda is a tough science and was created at a time when modern packaging wasn’t around.

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What we know about Honeypreet from her vanishing act

Gurmeet Ram Rahim's consort is coming across as a hard-boiled composite of canny intelligence and stony glamour, with a talent for getting what she wants.

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Who does goddess Durga actually belong to?

As her history shows, anybody who wants to worship and in any which way.

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Can Indian Railways make some more laws against loud noise during sleep-time?

How loud is loud? Here's a recent experience aboard Shiv Ganga Express.

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On Narendra Modi's birthday, how not to clean up India's rivers

No, prime minister, none of our rivers can be cured or corrected by broom-wielding everyday Indians.

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Can Supreme Court give the final word on Taj Mahal?

With 20 years of litigations having proved nothing, the court should put a blanket ban on filing yet another futile case on the Taj.

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Unravelling of 'sex addict' Ram Rahim Singh also exposes what's wrong with us

For three long decades we never questioned the man who spun an empire of piety, erotica, rackets and coercion from inside his Dera.

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Dressing-down for men who trolled Mithali Raj for sporting a spaghetti-strap

Clothes tell a story.

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Why India needs to take AI more seriously than Rahul Gandhi

Join the war of words.

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Demonetisation: Do we even know how many lives were lost?

Now is the time to bring out a report on the human impact of Modi government's experiment.

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Ram Rahim Singh rape verdict exposes underbelly of Punjab’s 'dera culture'

At the root of it is the money: top deras roll in cash.

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Mamata Banerjee is right in saying no Durga idol immersion on Muharram

Last year at least 12 communal clashes took place across West Bengal during this period.

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Triple talaq: How Supreme Court could have denied Muslim women the 'historic verdict'

Was the point of the case tradition or constitutionality?

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Rape of the lock: Case of women's hair mysteriously snipped

A woman’s hair is not just hair after all.

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