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Story Posted on 27-01-2016


 |  5-minute read
Terrorism, Pathankot Attack, Pakistan, ISIS

Is India ready to fight ISIS?

The country's security apparatus is familiar with militant groups in Pakistan but Islamic State is a different kind of enemy.


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RSS, Narendra Modi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Netaji

Are bhakts misappropriating Netaji? Ram Guha thinks so

The ace historian says Hindutva interest groups are out to airbrush Bose's strong secular credentials.


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Hyderabad University, Rohith Vemula suicide

Shame on Modi sarkar for abusing Rohith Vemula's death

Why can't we have a world where people are known for their talent, their minds and not surnames?


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Children's Books, Inkheart series, Cornelia Funke, JLF2016

Cornelia Funke tells us why fairytales are a time machine

The acclaimed writer of children's fiction on how she straddles the worlds of fantasy and reality.


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Anuja Chauhan, JLF2016

Anuja Chauhan on why commercial success does not motivate her to write

The author of 'The Zoya Factor' on juggling roles and the creative control that comes with writing.


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Jerry Pinto, JLF2016

Jerry Pinto on bad poetry, good poetry and what falls in-between

'If you haven't bought a book of poetry recently, I can only feel sorry for you.'


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Aarushi Talwar murder case, Aarushi Talwar, Avirook Sen, JLF2016

Avirook Sen on what the Aarushi Talwar murder case taught India

The best-selling author speaks about the system's role in making the young girl's death a compelling mystery.


 |  Grade Crossing  |  3-minute read
Netaji's death, Subhas Chandra Bose

4 things only Modi can do to solve Netaji mystery once and for all

It was the absence of an expert team to study the Bose files that rendered the declassification ineffective.


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Narendra Modi, Twitter, Hashtag, Social Media

Dangers of opinions manufactured on Twitter and Facebook

Social media is a double-edged sword.


 |  The Big M  |  8-minute read
Sex workers, Women, Brothels

How a Delhi brothel turns a shrine by the day

Lamps flicker and form soft shadows. The walls have pictures of Gods of all faiths.