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Sanghamitra Baruah

Sanghamitra Baruah

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By Sanghamitra Baruah

American killed by protected Andaman tribe: What missionaries need to understand about conversion

There are a number of others who also want to cling on to their 'unique culture and sentiments' but have to face the ire of the conformists.

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Bangkok gets its first glass skywalk on top of its tallest building. Why we are obsessed with dizzying heights

The daredevils among us are ready to walk confidently onto the glass floors, while looking down at the world.

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World Toilet Day: How this Swachh Bharat 'activist' found out the dirty truth about India's sanitation

Is this not a conspiracy by 'Uncouth India' against 'Swachh Bharat'?

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Children's Day is not about Jawaharlal Nehru or kids. It's all about celebrating adult fantasies

Happy Children's Day in an 'adults-only' world.

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NRC update, citizenship bill, Bengali Hindus, Miyas: Why history won't be kind to Assamese intellectuals

Even if we assume that all illegal immigrants will be flushed out of Assam, could we expect a better life and dignity for the 'genuine' citizens?

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Sabarimala is not about Lord Ayyappa. It's about women worshiping men to keep the 'manly' world order intact

It is actually adult women — women in their prime — who intimidate Hindu men the most.

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5 killed in Assam: Why ULFA sees last chance to revive fortunes in BJP govt's push for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The state BJP government is in a precarious position — it can't oppose the Bill introduced by the Centre, it can't ignore local sentiments either.

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Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity: Why 'world's tallest statue' is actually not as tall as it should have been

If statues could speak, India's 'iron man' would reflect on a few ironies of today.

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Titanic replica: Why we are not ready to give up until there is a happy ending

What if RMS Titanic was not a grand ship but a dinghy transporting slaves or a boat packed with refugees?

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Name missing from NRC final draft, retired teacher in Assam commits suicide. Who is to be blamed?

The Indian government has made its choices, and the consequences are unfolding.

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Why is nose-picking such a big deal? No, hygiene is not the only reason

Grossness Alert. However, experts do cite various benefits and ill-effects of this very basic human nature.

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Why we find a ‘menstruating’ Durga so offensive

Some of us want to see only the 'diva' in the goddess and real women, not the blood running through their veins or flowing out of their body.

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Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji trolled for laughing at funeral: Why Indians feel we should all look dead during condolence meet

Bollywood celebs, despite their all-white attendance at Krishna Raj Kapoor's funeral, managed to enrage moral custodians on social media.

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Indian wrestler dies in the ring. A 'Dangal' dream can be successful only at the box office, not real life

Ravi Barod was a 'star pehalwan'. A 25-year-old national medallist from Indore.

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Delhi building collapse: It's wrong to blame governments. We must learn to live in smart cities

The tilted building was for some time leaning against a tree that had dried. The tree fell, the building came crashing down.

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Modicare Vs Bijucare: No one cares how a poor father in Odisha carried his son's body in a cart to bury it

The family had exhausted all its resources to meet the boy's treatment expenses.

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Top anti-ageing creams and diet plans: Why Indians are ready to pay a huge price to look young

The idea of 'stalling' age comes more naturally to us because of our tradition of lying about it. Also, who wants to be reduced to a 'margdarshak' today?

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Govt's 'war' against Saridon has exposed some misconceptions about pain that is debilitating Indians

There are no affordable, over-the-counter painkillers that can cure the bane of being underprivileged.

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Bigg Boss house is the closest we can get to exploring real Indian sanskar and conduct

Indian viewers look forward to Bigg Boss every year, with hopes of hitting a new low in human behaviour.

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Lancet backs Modicare: The only person who should be happy about this report is Rahul Gandhi

Finally, it needed a medical journal to acknowledge that the Congress president is giving a tough fight to PM Modi in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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Did Vijay Mallya meet Arun Jaitley? Secret events inside the power corridors that are not so classified

The dimly lit hallways for long have witnessed many covert and overt meetings and kept them a secret.

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We should all copy the 'Jalebi' poster kiss. A kiss has no copyright

Like the twirls of the jalebi, a gesture of love in any form is sweet, even if imitated or acquired.

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How to stop the pressure cooker from exploding? Let the steam out

Highly regarded for its superior understanding of the science of cooking, the cooker has a reputation for being unpredictable and throwing fits.

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Netflix has given us 3 terrible actors with its 3 Indian originals - Radhika Apte, Radhika Apte and Radhika Apte

She is like Haruki Murakami's cat. She simply has to haunt every Netflix Indian original.

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Bones found in cave: Why this 'love child' who died 90,000 years ago has become the darling of scientists

Even inter-faith marriages and the accompanying gossip and court cases don't arouse so much curiosity among Indians.

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There is no shame in being lazy. New study suggests laziness may be the key to survival

What's the point of having comfy couches if there ain't enough couch potatoes?

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Things you won't find about India in PM Modi's Independence Day speech

Don't let the stream of live coverage fool you into wasting your time with someone else's 'fact-checks'. It's your Independence Day, reclaim it.

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Why the English-speaking 'desi' elite should stop pretending to be grammar Nazis

Just like words have shared meanings and nuances, English too can be our shared language.

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Nitish Kumar has traced the real culprit in the Muzaffarpur shelter home outrage - the 'system'

The Bihar CM announced that all shelter homes in the state will now be run by the government. What a comfort that is.

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Why the pesky makkhi is suddenly making headlines

Disgusting, eh?

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