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Story Posted on 07-01-2017


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Budget, Assembly elections 2017

Why are political parties fighting a bizarre battle over the Budget?

If welfare moves in the Budget can influence the voter, what about promises made in the poll manifesto?


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Amazon Echo, Alexa

Is Amazon Alexa tech for the lonely heart?

This isn’t science fiction any more.


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Disruption, Demonetisation, LGBTQ, Homosexuality

Why we need a bit of disruption in our lives

Peel your eyes away from this at your own peril.


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AIADMK, DMK, Jayalalithaa, Sasikala

Why Stalin has an edge over Sasikala in Jayalalithaa's Tamil Nadu

The former's engagement in active politics and the fact that he started off as a grass-roots level worker work in his favour.


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Kissing, Consent, Prank, YouTuber

YouTuber goes around kissing women on the streets and calls it a prank. It's offensive

Shameful that sexual assault goes on unabated in the name of feel-good jokes and publicity stunts.


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Sexual assault, Mass Molestation, Bangalore, Women's safety

We girls didn’t grow up in fear. But things have changed

Why does looking back at the ’80s feel more progressive and chilled than living in so-called liberal India of 2017?


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American indians, NRIs, Taimur Ali Khan

Vamsee or Taimur: Why it matters what you name your baby

A civil and respectful debate about how an important and influential part of privileged South Asian society presents itself in history is not inappropriate.


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Facebook Live, Islamophobia, Jet Airways, Payal Rohatgi

Payal Rohatgi's bigoted rant is more than 'weeird'

At least now we know what goes inside the mind of a closeted bhakt.


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Bigotry, Sexism, Bigg boss 10, Swami Omji Maharaj

When the nauseating godman Swami Omji Maharaj was ripped apart on national television

The Hindu Mahasabha leader's rampant misogyny was duly exposed by a panel of women public figures on India Today's Newsroom.


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BJP, Barelvi, Sufi, Deobandis

Why Deobandis are wooing Sufis

Deoband is trying to create and lead as large a front of Muslims against the BJP-led government as possible.