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Story Posted on 30-12-2015


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Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon, Death penalty

Make no mistake. India needs to step up and abolish death penalty

World's largest democracy remains firmly in the company of a minority of countries that swear by medieval practices.


 |  Angiography  |  7-minute read
Bhakts, Social Media, Trolls

How trolls waging social media Mahabharat changed us in 2015

Heroes and villains, trials and coronations, the disorganised sector of anonymous users on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp gave us the highlights.


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Flashback, World T20, Sports, Rio Olympics 2016

Why 2016 promises to be an exciting year for sports lovers

Cricket World T20, Rio Olympics, Euro 2016 - there's a lot to choose from.


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Mythology, Karthika Nair, Hidimba, Hinduism

In search of multiple Hidimbas: Lies and lores of the Mahabharata

As my quest continues, I am increasingly convinced that itihasa doesn't testify for everyone, as often it claims to do.


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Human Trafficking, Child Labour, Kailash Satyarthi

What talking to survivors of child labour and trafficking taught me

I felt naïve in the wake of their escape.


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Islamic State, Syria, ISIS, War on Terror

How US and Saudi Arabia surrendered to ISIS and war on terror

Complicity between Washington and Riyadh has allowed Daesh to become the venal threat it is today.


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Arvind Kejriwal, Modi government, DDCA, Arun Jaitley

How targeting Arun Jaitley is a political masterstroke by AAP

In the DDCA affair, Kejriwal has managed to beat the traditional rivals at their own game.


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RJD, Nitish Kumar, Jungle Raj, Bihar

Why Darbhanga killings might just crush the 'Return of the Jungle Raj'

It's a good opportunity for Nitish Kumar to prove himself at the very outset of his fresh term.


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Cricket, BCCI, Indian Cricket, Rahul Dravid

How Rahul Dravid can save Indian cricket

His understanding of the game, from grassroots to institutions can stop India's cricketing bomb from ticking.


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Education, Madrasas, Islam

How Modi sarkar can reform madrasas, without seeming communal

The government's understanding needs to evolve from a black-and-white perception to a more wholesome one.