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Story Posted on 13-12-2016


 |  9-minute read
Urbanisation, Smart cities, Urban Planning, Cities

Let's make India's cities vibrant, not just smart

The ultimate reality is that they are all about people and not about fancy architecture.


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Black Money, Demonetisation

Demonetisation has exposed Modi's way of working

Is the sheen finally wearing off?


 |  6-minute read
Arunachal Pradesh, Birds, Black-necked crane

Why arrival of endangered black-necked crane in Arunachal is momentous

One of the only two wintering sites in India for the migratory bird remains vulnerable due to a proposed hydropower project.


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Narendra Modi, Crop Damage, Farmer suicides

Narendra Modi has played a cheap joke on Madhya Pradesh farmers

79 paise compensation for crop loss? The government should fear the silence of the poor.


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UP Polls 2017, Black Money, Demonetisation

Demonetisation: How Modi went from gloat to broke

The PM's gamble to woo voters directly - above caste, RSS and BJP, especially in UP - with the noteban, looks to fail.


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Waste Management, Recycling, Sweden

Sweden burning its trash is no panacea for pollution

The Scandinavian country has conveniently redefined the meaning of 'recycling' to become a rich, but 'green' nation.


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Cash Chaos, Black Money, Demonetisation

Demonetisation proving to be a 'minor inconvenience' for money launderers

I am tempted to say 'pink is the new black'.


 |  Angiography  |  9-minute read
Indian Muslims, Bollywod, Raees, Shah Rukh Khan

India has finally made Shah Rukh Khan a Muslim

Bollywood superstar was synonymous with our aspirations, beyond community and religious divides. Not anymore.


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Women politicians, Women, Indira Gandhi, Jayalalithaa

Women leaders are ultimate heirs to the future

They will be judged on their merit, not gender.


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Sasikala, Amma, Politics

Bapu, Behenji, Chacha, Amma: There's politics behind naming

Why do leaders or their supporters seek familial relationships? What do they hope to achieve? Is there a method to it?