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Story Posted on 09-09-2016

POLITICS

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Mahatma Gandhi's assassination, Nathuram Godse, Savarkar

Why Savarkar makes BJP and Sangh Parivar nervous

Author Shridhar Damle talks to Kaveree Bamzai about one of the most contested stories in our national narrative: RSS and the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

POLITICS

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Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi, UP Polls

Failed experiments of Rahul Gandhi

His several attempts to rejuvenate the Congress have met with severe setbacks.

POLITICS

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UP Assembly Polls, Hindutva, Rahul Gandhi

Dangers of Rahul Gandhi flirting with soft Hindutva

He should know that his father Rajiv used the same strategy, but it brought disastrous electoral results for the Congress.

POLITICS

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Bengal, The Last of the Rebels, Chittagong

How a new book on Chittagong revolt keeps the forgotten war alive

The Last of the Rebels: Ananda and his Masterda is a teenager's eyewitness account of the 1930 uprising.

POLITICS

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Karnataka, Cauvery water dispute

Cauvery row: How Karnataka bandh turned into an ugly slugfest

That Siddaramaiah had to wait for ugliness to spill on to the streets to press the panic button is unfortunate.

VARIETY

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Islamophobia, Sexual Abuse, Marriage, Divorce

This Muslim mother calls out hypocrisy on divorce with one bold Twitter thread

'Women got beat, cheated on, used for physical and emotional labour....trust me, they would have wanted to leave had they been able to.'

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi, UP Polls

Good words notwithstanding, SP and Congress aren't joining hands in UP

Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav may exchange niceties, but the possibility of their parties coming together in a pre-poll alliance is almost negligible.

SCI-TECH

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Aliens, Extraterrestrial intelligence, Proxima Centauri b

Would we ever know the secrets of Proxima Centauri b?

The chances of receiving signals from the planet that would prove the existence of life on it are slim. But they are not entirely unrealistic.

VOICES

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Congress

I come from a family of Congress supporters; today I feel betrayed

It appears that the Grand Old Party hasn't learnt anything from its mistakes.

POLITICS

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Arvind Kejriwal, AAP, Punjab Polls

Kejriwal has only himself to blame for AAP's mess in Punjab

If he doesn't change his game plan, he may end up damaging the party's prospects in other states, notably Goa and Gujarat.