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Story Posted on 01-08-2016


 |  11-minute read
Smartphones, Sony India, Online retail, Amazon India

I was duped by Amazon India. This is my story

A harrowing experience I am currently living through has forced me to come face to face with the dark side of online retail in India.


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Pathankot Attack, Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi, India-Pak

Rajnath's trip to Pakistan for SAARC summit will help Islamabad not India

At the end of the conference, New Delhi will only look like a pleading supplicant.


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Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav

SC cracks the whip, but can ex-CMs of UP forgo their luxury?

The apex court has put an end to the practice of allotment of plush government bungalows for a lifetime to former chief ministers.


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Narendra Modi, Gujarat, Anandiben Patel

Anandiben Patel's resignation won't save BJP in Gujarat

The sorry situation the saffron party finds itself in is due to PM Modi's refusal to allow a strong second line of leadership to emerge in his home state.


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Subhas Chandra Bose, Netaji Files

Netaji files: How Subhas Bose's daughter flip-flopped on his DNA test

The man who evidently influenced Anita Bose Pfaff's thinking in the matter from the mid-1990s is Pranab Mukherjee.


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Charchari, East India Company, Bengal Famine, Bengali Cuisine

Behind the Bengali dish charchari lies a fraught history

Food potpourri came to the rescue in taxing times under the British.


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Dalit politics, Gujarat Polls, Amit Shah, Anandiben Patel

Gujarat CM offers to quit on Facebook. Twitter accepts it eagerly

Anandiben Patel said she'd be 75 soon and voluntary resignation should be a norm.


 |  4-minute read

Your horrorscope for August, 2016

What your future holds for you.


 |  28-minute read
Books, Breast Cancer

My mother’s breast

[Book extract] We were her Gods. And she was ours. Serving her was our life. It was our penance.


 |  BLIP (Books and Literature, Ideas and People)  |  5-minute read
Literature festivals, Bhutan, Mountain Echoes 2016

Why we decided to have a literary festival in Bhutan

Mountain Echoes 2016 is the most heart-achingly beautiful and evocative mountain fest in the world.