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Story Posted on 03-11-2015


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Indian Express, Reservation, Supreme Court

Did Express go overboard with SC verdict on quota story?

The newspaper cannot afford to shoot from the shoulders of the Supreme Court.


 |  Warp Speed  |  2-minute read
Spock, Star Trek

What to expect from the new Star Trek TV show in 2017

There are certain things that shouldn’t be too hard to predict.


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Dadri Murder, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Bihar polls

8 mistakes BJP will regret even if it wins Bihar polls

Dadri was too far away from Bihar but Lalu brought that home. The BJP took the bait and, instead of ignoring, reacted to them.


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Kaafiya Poetry Festival, #KaafiyaMilao

How we drew the youth to a poetry festival in Delhi

In times of lit fests, Kaafiya tried to take the verse and verve of the capital to the entire nation.


 |  Macro Matters  |  5-minute read
World Bank, Ease of Doing Business

Why India’s climb up Doing Business rankings will be slow

Among bigger hurdles, India Inc may face transition problems in the initial phase of the much-awaited GST.


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Muslims, Intolerance, Islam

Why does Islam always need to be defended?

It can't be a happy burden.


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Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Indo-Pak Relations

It's true: There's a Modi wave here in Pakistan

Our disdain for Indian PM essentially stems out of our bias towards politicians and democracy.


 |  Angiography  |  7-minute read
Intolerance, Shah Rukh Khan, Irfan Habib

Irfan Habib needs an SRK the way a Romila Thapar needs a Deepika Padukone

At 50, Bollywood's entertainer-in-chief may show the eminent historians how to fire intellectual salvos and also hit the bull's eye.


 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Science, Sahitya Akademi, Rationalists

India can't afford to lose rational thinking and scientific temper

The scientific community wants exemplary punishment to be given to 'trespassers of reason and rights'.


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Narendra Modi, Dadri Murder, Hindutva, Arun Shourie

Why I am disappointed with Arun Shourie

Sadly, a person known for original thinking had to borrow from a ghost narrative in his criticism of the government.