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Story Posted on 31-12-2016


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Indian rupee, Rupee, Dollar, Delhi airport

Why are Indians paying in dollars at Delhi airport?

May be it makes duty-free shops more money.


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Demonetisation, Happy New Year, Modi government

PM Modi delivers a mini-Budget speech to heal demonetisation wounds

Announces sops like lower interest rates for rural housing and rehashed UPA-era doles for women.


 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  3-minute read
Shivpal Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav

Samajwadi Party waits for the final battle of Yadavs

Wait and watch.


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Women, Aamir Khan, Dangal

Dangal is a twisted triumph of patriarchy and patriotism

Sadly, it's not the girls who win in the end.


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Cashless Economy, Demonetisation, Digital payments

Can government make India go cashless in 2017?

The pace of our cashless journey will have to be determined by the ability of our citizens to cope with it.


 |  Shorts In The Dark  |  5-minute read
Ruskin Bond, Arundhati Roy, Books

What to read in 2017

A list of titles to look out for in the new year, from all publishers, big and small.


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Ajit Doval, India-China Ties, Jammu and Kashmir

Why Ajit Doval's doctrine for Kashmir fell flat

The Valley is more anti-India than ever before. It has refused to surrender.


 |  Panditry  |  6-minute read
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Kashmir, Arrest, Masarat Alam

Inside or out of jail, Masarat Alam has always been a free man

Even under detention, he is not exactly dysfunctional in fomenting chaos and strife.


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Governance, India, Police reforms

We need police service, not police force in India

The ills in our policing system are rooted in the structure inherited from the British and need to be rectified.


 |  PARIS DIARY  |  5-minute read
New beginnings, New Year, 2017, 2016

I'm dancing my way into 2017

Even though December 31st is just a date, it marks an end and offers a new beginning and I am grabbing any chance to wipe the slate clean.