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Story Posted on 21-09-2015

HUMOUR

 |  Angiography  |  5-minute read
David Cameron, PigGate

The secret diary of David Cameron's dead pig

Dave dearest, let's have a steak party with tales of your ham-handed past at 10 Downing Street soon.

ART & CULTURE

 |  7-minute read
Bollywood, Welcome Back, Anil Kapoor

One-two-ka-four: Age doesn't hold Anil Kapoor back

The actor is poised to initiate a new template for the leading man in Bollywood.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
Jammu and Kashmir, Communalism, Maharaja hari singh

Hari Singh was more than a Hindu king who ruled over a Muslim majority state

He rose above the communal stereotyping and stood by his words, 'Justice is my religion'.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
TV News, Indian media

Is selling news as entertainment the only way left?

Here’s what we are very good at. Crime shows. High noise value that equals high ratings.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Land Acquisition Bill, Make in India, Constitution of India, Narendra Modi

Mr Modi sheds no tears for the poor

The real thrust and promises of the Constitution have been betrayed.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Rationalists, Govind Pansare, Sanatan Sanstha

Why Bharatiyata, not Hindutva, defines India

Hinduism, as the Supreme Court said, allows you to be anything and everything - including an atheist.

POLITICS

 |  The Castaways  |  11-minute read
Kamathipura, Sex workers, Sex trade, Prostitution

The love songs of prostitutes composed in dark rooms of despair

At 11, when she should have been doing other things like other children, Sandhya was grappling with her life as a sex worker.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Raif Badawi, Saudi Arabia, United Nations, Human Rights

UN appointing Saudi official to top human rights job is inhuman

Half of the kingdom's population, namely women, have few rights and whose employers of foreign workers treat them as chattel and worse.

HUMOUR

 |  Line of Sight  |  2-minute read
NIA, ISIS

Dear NIA, my ISIS-aspirant daughter is a moron

How does a Shiela from India buy into the whole burkha-clad sex slave career?

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Modi government, Right to Privacy, Encryption draft policy

Government wants to read our private email: But the joke is on it

The draft policy on encryption is so bad it is more draconian than the one in China.