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Religious Extremism, Pakistan, Khurram Zaki

Pakistani activist Khurram Zaki paid with death for taking on extremists

He was a brave man who stood up against religious extremism and injustice.


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Advertisements, Mysore sandal soap

Why India hasn't stopped bathing with Mysore Sandal Soap for 100 years

Some of these products had the kind of brand loyalty that today's companies would die for.


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Motherhood, Narendra Modi

[Image of the day] Modi's mother's day out

The prime minister personally took her around his official residence.


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Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi, Tamil Nadu Polls

Overflowing cash, liquor make Tamil Nadu polls a murky one

After the campaign stops, parties woo voters with cash, liquor and food because ideology and promises are simply not enough.


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Federalism, Indian Constitution

States lacking any real power is not good for India

There have not been enough protection for tribal communities laid down in the Constitution.


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Daljinder Kaur, Motherhood, Infertility

Does India treat a newborn as commodity?

Babies-on-demand are produced for a variety of reasons - most of them quite unromantic.


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Uttarakhand, Muzaffarnagar, Muslims, Population

Western Uttar Pradesh and southern Uttarakhand: Muslim majority by 2061?

This article has been co-authored by Shanmukh, Dikgaj and Saswati Sarkar.


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Book Extract, N Srinivasan, Lalit Modi, IPL

How IPL should have changed Indian cricket (and what really happened)

[Book extract] So much has gone wrong over time that it is easy to forget how important a role Indian Premier League has played.


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Rio Olympics 2016, Wrestling, Sushil Kumar

Sushil Kumar tussling for Rio Olympics is a punch in his face

Whatever sport one plays, the athlete has to go by what the sports federation says.


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Ashis Nandy, Sigmund Freud, Psychology

An introduction to Indian Freud, thanks to Ashis Nandy

The Indian political psychologist says the 'father of psychoanalysis' is replete with possibilities.