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Story Posted on 25-09-2016

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Uri attack

How Modi mounted a psychological attack on Pakistan

The PM addressed the neighbouring country’s Army, its government and people in his Kerala speech.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Baaton Baaton Mein  |  7-minute read
Rangeela, Bombay, Bollywood

3 films on love-hate relationship with Bombay and Bollywood

Chala Murari Hero Banne, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Rangeela portray the dynamics of the film industry.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Zulfiqar, Muslims, Kolkata

Zulfiqar: Yet another stereotype of the Muslim ‘other’ in Kolkata

Narrative of the upcoming Bengali film is a reflection of innate prejudices among the city’s bhadralok.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Marathas, Jats, Reservation

The problems behind the reservation ‘solution’

The syndrome has gripped all dominant castes like the Jats, Patidars, Reddys and now the Marathas.

SPORTS

 |  Gloves Off  |  5-minute read
Justice Lodha Committee, BCCI

Selection committee lacking glamour is least of BCCI's problems

When you try and lay down too many conditions, it becomes difficult to pick big names as coaches.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Pakistan, Narendra Modi, Uri attack

How Modi hit Pakistan with words and put war-mongers in their place

PM didn’t go for ‘whole jaw for a tooth’, but challenged the neighbouring country to fight a war against poverty and illiteracy.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Gulp Fiction  |  3-minute read
Ian McEwan, Nutshell

Tale from the womb: Ian McEwan's Nutshell

The Booker Prize-winning writer's modern-day version of ‘Hamlet’ is told from the perspective of an unborn baby.

SCI-TECH

 |  2-minute read
WhatsApp, Google Allo

Google's Allo: A disaster, hardly a threat to WhatsApp

The new app can only be successful by being different, more feature-rich and useful.

LIFE

 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Nostalgia, Copyright Act, Right to photocopy

When photocopying was a necessity, not a copyright issue

No matter how nice the bound sheets looked, it was nothing like the real book in one's hands.