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By Rohit David

Why split captaincy is the only way forward for both Team India and Virat Kohli

After the World Cup loss, there are talks that India should go in for split captaincy. Former cricketer Maninder Singh spoke with Rohit E David on why it will work for Team India.

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MS Dhoni bashers must know he takes charge of the team, not just his performance

At 38, Dhoni is absolutely fit to carry on.

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Why Chandrayaan Matters: If we find water on the moon, it may be colonised by making caves

Former director of the ISRO Satellite Centre Dr TK Alex spoke with Rohit E David on the importance of the launch of Chandrayaan-2 and how it will be different from Chandrayaan-1.

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Abused, intimidated, attacked: A day in the life of female toll booth operators

Standing there for 10 hours daily, in searing heat, facing abusive customers who even slap them and pull their hair, female toll booth operators truly see the world pass by.

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Reasons why India lost the World Cup battle

India are out of the World Cup and for a team which had topped the group stages this came as a big surprise to everyone. We analyse what went wrong for the ‘Men in Blue’.

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Maninder Singh: 'Happy Birthday, Sunil Gavaskar! Sunny is truly the god of concentration who also guided young talent'

On cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar's birthday, his teammate Maninder Singh recalls how the little master led boldly from the front, mentored young players and honed Ravi Shastri's talent.

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No. If you slap your loved one, you don't love them: Why 'Kabir Singh' director Sandeep Reddy Vanga is totally wrong

'Kabir Singh' is famously sexist. And director Sandeep Reddy Vanga has defended the protagonist, played by Shahid Kapoor, hitting the woman lead. As a man, I am appalled.

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Zaira Wasim, as a young professional, why bring religion into your work? Is that what you want to teach your fans?

Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim says she will leave the acting world owing to her faith. But why bring faith into a professional choice?

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'Junaid was lynched. But we'll live and die as Indians'

On June 22 two years ago, Junaid was lynched in a train, targeted in a fight over his skull cap. His family still lives in shock, fear and grief. But they are determined to get justice for Junaid.

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It's not clockwork orange: For me, Team India's orange jersey is not familiar. It makes it harder for me to cheer

Team India will be wearing orange jerseys against England in their World Cup face-off. But I simply don’t associate with the Indian team in saffron colours. Here's why.

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An anonymous student: I am a Muslim. But I can't tell anyone my name. What if they decide to lynch me?

A protest was organised against the recent lynching of 24-year-old Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. Diverse people gathered, from Delhi University professors to a shy little seven-year-old girl. I attended too.

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Lynching versus Love: There is so much more to 'Jai Shri Ram' than forcing a non-Hindu to say it

A Muslim man, beaten to death recently, was also forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. The words are a weapon today but there was once an India where non-Hindus said 'Jai Shri Ram' with joy.

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Truly International Yoga Day: Why, at 100 years, the world’s oldest yoga teacher carries on asanas in the USA

Tao Porchon-Lynch, who grew up in Puducherry and walked alongside Mahatma Gandhi as a child, is now the oldest yoga teacher in the world. She firmly believes yoga is the key to a happy long life.

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Joshua Wong: 'Hong Kong is not afraid of Beijing's Communist state. They will pay for the crackdown on us'

Hong Kong is rocked by huge protests against the Chinese state. Joshua Wong, youth leader, spoke with Rohit E David on China's controversial extradition law Hong Kong is battling now.

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Wear the Balidaan badge with pride, MS Dhoni: Don't we play for pride of country?

Why it's perfectly logical for MS Dhoni to wear his special badge. After all, the ICC has changed its own rules many a time in the past.

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Free transport doesn't translate to women's safety in Delhi. As Nirbhaya's mother, I know this

Delhi govt proposes giving free rides to women in DTC buses and the Delhi Metro. Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi chief minister, says this will help the safety of women. I disagree, says Asha Devi.

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A Rarely Positive Pakistan: Pak cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed wears salwar kameez to meet the Queen

And puts his nation's traditional outfit on the world map. After ages, Pakistan gets a tiny bit of good press.

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Shehla Rashid: Inviting Imran Khan to Modi's swearing-in would help peace. Hasn't India got terror accused like Sadhvi Pragya too?

Shehla Rashid, Kashmiri political leader and activist, spoke with Rohit E David on why she thinks PM Narendra Modi should have invited Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan to his swearing-in.

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Jamling Tenzing Norgay: Jams choke Mt Everest. But these people aren't true climbers. They want heaters on the peak

Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Tenzing Norgay, the legendary Sherpa who ascended Mt Everest in 1953 with Sir Edmund Hillary, spoke with Rohit E David on why there is such a dangerous rush to climb the peak.

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Why Rahul Gandhi should go: Congress netas should accept his resignation instead of selfishly clinging

After a crushing defeat, Rahul Gandhi has resigned but loyalists refuse to let him go. Given the state of the party and what Rahul Gandhi himself must be going through, this is the height of selfishness.

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Pad Women of Daula! Meet the women of a small Haryana hamlet who are bringing about a menstrual hygiene revolution

May 28 is World Menstrual Hygiene Day. In India, girls still drop out of school owing to unprotected periods. A group of village women in Daula, Haryana, decided to change that, by making and selling simple sanitary pads.

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Anupam Kher: Stop scare-mongering on Modi and freedom! If you're talking so much of 'freedom of expression', you do have it!

Acclaimed actor Anupam Kher decodes the huge electoral win by Narendra Modi, addresses fears of rising Hindutva and shrinking freedom of expression, and outlines what the govt should do on Kashmir.

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Shazia Ilmi: This huge victory could not have happened, if 40 out of 80 Muslim-dominated areas had not voted BJP

Delhi BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi spoke with Rohit E David on Muslim women voting for Narendra Modi, appeasement politics, Left-liberal abuse and the future of AAP in Delhi.

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Two sad states of our democracy: Atishi vs Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

This election is marked by two sad ironies. Sadhvi Pragya going to Parliament. And Atishi not going.

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Lord Meghnad Desai: I always doubted the data! How can an economy growing at 7% have the highest unemployment in 46 years?

Lord Meghnad Desai, renowned economist and Member, House of Lords, UK, spoke with Rohit E David about India's Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Narendra Modi's massive win, Rahul Gandhi's big loss and the unemployment debate.

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Kapil Dev: 'Sourav Ganguly changed Indian cricket. But you don't need only aggression to power your game'

Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev first lifted the World Cup for a proud nation. Speaking with Rohit E David, Dev discussed Indian cricket today, age, aggression, passion and some of the finest cricketers around.

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Abhijit Banerjee: 'NYAY disrupted obsession with Pulwama. Its funding's debated. But we're undertaxed compared to China'

Economist Abhijit Banerjee is closely associated with the Congress’ NYAY scheme. He spoke with Rohit E David about why NYAY could work and why the Congress' anti-poverty aim should be trusted.

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