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Story Posted on 09-02-2015


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Books, Colonialism, Literature

How the West still views India through a colonial mindset

Writers know they can get away with even the most flagrant errors because the academic climate of India doesn’t challenge their intellectual waywardness.


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Narendra Modi, Black Money

Black money: How government can increase tax compliance

There is a need to reduce dominance of cash transactions and encourage electronic banking to enhance technological surveillance.


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Congress, BJP, AAP, Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi exit polls: When our experts answered the janata's questions

Just as the TV sets started beaming the Exit Poll results, we kicked off a Facebook Q&A with our anchor Rahul Kanwal and psephologist Ashok K Lahiri.


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Law, Beauty pageants

Why the law can't prohibit women from participating in beauty pageants

The larger battle against patriarchy must not be fought with legal bans and prohibitions.


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Bihar, Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Pappu Yadav

Why Pappu Yadav backs Manjhi in the battle against Lalu-Nitish duo

Yadav's criticism of Lalu Prasad is significant as the RJD chief is said to be in the process of selecting his heir-apparent.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  4-minute read
Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, PK, Ranveer Singh

AIB apology for comedy is a tragedy. The self-righteous right will be stronger

All India Bakchod have done more wrong to future AIBs than religious right could do.


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Jobs Creation, Delhi elections

Delhi polls: Whoever wins, the city matters and needs to be fixed

What needs to be done for Delhi is different from what was needed in the past.


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Christians, Censorship, Humour, AIB Roast

Why AIB apologised to the Christian community

Both AIB and the archdiocese agreed on one important thing: that these matters are best solved by frank conversation, not rabble-rousing.


 |  Stories Unscene  |  7-minute read
Kerala, UAPA

Kerala cops' campaign to criminalise dissent

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is being used to harass and arrest activists and snuff out criticism and opposition to government policies.


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Bihar, Amit Shah, Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar

How Nitish-Manjhi clash has plunged Bihar into instability

Since its bifurcation, Bihar has largely seen stable governments while Jharkhand has been in turmoil. Now it's the other way around.