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Story Posted on 31-08-2016


 |  Patna Durbar  |  3-minute read
Farakka barrage, Bihar Flooods

Bihar floods can't be wished away, but here's what Nitish can do

His government must set in place an effective mechanism to evict people from the flood-prone zones before the monsoon.


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BJP, Congress, Justice SN Dhingra Commission, Robert Vadra

Justice Dhingra report on Robert Vadra is more cannon fodder for BJP

Significantly, it has been submitted barely a month before Priyanka Gandhi begins her campaign in Uttar Pradesh.


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Arvind Kejriwal, AAP, Punjab Polls

After Chotepur's removal, will the AAP bubble in Punjab burst sooner than later?

With barely five months left for Assembly polls in the state, time is running out for Arvind Kejriwal's party.


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Agriculture, Indian Economy, Growth

India's growth is rainproof, but it has exposed a glaring urban-rural divide

The consequences of a poor monsoon are worryingly uneven across the country.


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Indian artists, Lakme Fashion Week

How breaking news culture made its way into my Lakme Fashion Week show

How are artists, who are usually some of the most sensitive people, to remain desensitised to what's happening around?


 |  The Cynic  |  5-minute read
Indian media, Indian TV

How Indian TV became the dumbest in the world

The mantra now is that everything has to be quick fix and catchy.


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GST, RBI, Urijit Patel, Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan's last report is of hope and caution

The outgoing RBI governor sounds circumspect on inflation levels.


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Pelli Choopulu, Premam

Malare and Chinuku Taake, songs of love and longing

Filmmakers Alphonse Puthren and Tharun Bhascker have portrayed the highs and lows of relationships in Premam and Pelli Choopulu.


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Rape, Mahmood Farooqui

Mahmood Farooqui case: Why it's wrong to say India's rape laws are draconian

This case has been used by many to propagate a discourse as if there is a broader problem with the new legislation.


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Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, Bangla

To Bangla or not: Let Bengalis have the last word on their fate

It would be prudent for national parties to see the smooth passage of West Bengal's new name in Parliament rather than creating a ruckus over a non-issue.