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Story Posted on 22-03-2016


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Dalits, Ram Vilas Paswan, Reservation, Jitan Ram Manjhi

Manjhi singing RSS' tune on reservation a clever move

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Dalit poster boy of the NDA, however, has a totally different view on this issue.


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Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai, The Jungle Book

'Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai' is still Mowgli's favourite song

The reprise of the ditty for The Jungle Book is a bewitching leap back in time.


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Terrorism, Paris Attacks, ISIS, Brussels Blasts

World unites as Brussels bleeds

Top world leaders, including Indian PM Narendra Modi, expressed their solidarity with the victims.


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Twitter, Herge, Tintin, Brussels Blasts

Tintin tears up in solidarity for Brussels, image goes viral

People are taking to Herge's famous Belgian reporter to show strength.


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Bollywood, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan

Kapoor & Sons is the family drama Bollywood needed

We all have secrets. Once they gradually come out as in Shakun Batra's film, things fall apart.


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Dalit politics, BR Ambedkar, Narendra Modi

Modi's obsession with size continues, this time at Ambedkar's expense

The Dalit icon's name languishes in miniscule font on the foundation stone for his own memorial, while the PM's get mammoth ones.


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JNU, Bhakts, Twitter, Narendra Modi

One good reason to unfollow Modi on Twitter

Mistrust of the independent media is characteristic of a leader with authoritarian tendencies.


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Li Keqiang, Nepal, China, India-China Ties

What China’s Nepal inroads mean for India

New Delhi faces the dilemma of either staying away from the inevitability, or signing on to an initiative that will hasten China's regional economic dominance.


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Mehbooba Mufti, PDP, Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir

Omar Abdullah is doing nothing to milk PDP-BJP impasse

With 15 legislators by his side, the former CM can experiment. Is he ready?


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Regional Languages, The New York Times, Literature

NYT lost in translation, should have checked facts

The newspaper tells us how to pronounce a Tamil word, but there are problems both on the vowel and consonant fronts.