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Story Posted on 31-10-2015

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Writers Protest, Tolerance, IIT Delhi, Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan on the economics of tolerance

At the IIT Delhi convocation, the RBI governor underlined how political and cultural lenience takes the sting out of any debate.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Bihar polls, Muzaffarfur, Mujrawalis

Dying art, forgotten voters: The Mujra girls of Muzaffarpur

They want the new government to give them and their art form the dignity they deserve.

LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Halloween, USA

Scariest thing about Halloween is the money Americans spend on it

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, this October 31 the United States will spend $6.9bn.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Identity, Nationalism

Hindus first? Or India

While the idea of nation has been questioned, all movements of communities have strengthened India much more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  4-minute read
Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood

Why are SRK and Salman so afraid to do new things?

There is a whole generation at the box office to woo that is less than half their age.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Bigg Boss, Reality TV

I'd rather watch National Geographic than Bigg Boss 9

This season, viewers will agree, is rather dull.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
AwardWapsi, India, Mythology, Historians

Devdutt Pattanaik on 14 things historians taught him

The best thing they passed on is that no knowledge is fixed and finite.

HUMOUR

 |  1-minute read
Sahitya Akademi, AwardWapsi

Cup yours: Government's new award to writers, scientists and historians

#AwardWapsi sees a generous turn of events.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Narendra Modi, Lalu Yadav, Bihar polls

It's not Jungle Raj, it is tradition

There is violent crime everywhere in the country.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Mahatma Gandhi, Left-liberals, Secularism, Religion

Gandhi would not have agreed with today's Indian seculars

Secularism in the country is very different than the ideal endorsed by the Father of the Nation.